The 54th edition of the Salone del Mobile will fling open its doors from Tuesday 14th to Sunday 19th April, at the Rho Milan Fairgrounds. Quality and innovation, along with major collateral events and a comprehensive, wide range of goods are the  ingredients that make the Salone such an unmissable event.
The Salone del Mobile 2015 has already premiered in Brussels, London and Hamburg with a cycle of conferences for more than 90 journalists from the most prestigious European periodicals.
With over 2,000 exhibitors, more than 200,000 m2 of exhibition space and thousands of products making their market debut, the Salone del Mobile is the acknowledged sectoral international benchmark event year after year, attracting more than 300,000 visitors from over 160 countries.
The Salone is open to operators each day from 9.30am to 6.30pm, and also open to thegeneral public on the Saturday and Sunday.
Products on exhibit: bedrooms, beds, wardrobes, dining rooms, dining nooks and living rooms, hall furniture, children’s furniture, occasional furniture, tables and chairs, rush and rattan furniture, garden furniture, upholstered furniture, accessories, objects, ornaments and fabrics.
The Salone Internazionale del Mobile, split into three style categories: Classic, Modern and Design, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition and Salone Satellite, will be flanked by the biennial Euroluce / International Lighting Exhibition in Pavilions 9-11 and 13-15 and Workplace3.0/SaloneUfficio, dedicated to the workspace, in Pavilions 22-24.
Euroluce, the exhibition devoted to excellence in the lighting world, will showcase the very latest in outdoor, indoor, industrial, event/show, special use and hospital lighting solutions, lighting systems, light sources and illumination technology software and
consulting. To mark the 2015 International Year of Light proclaimed by UNESCO, architect Attilio Stocchi has conceived “FAVILLA. To every light a voice” for the city of Milan – an installation/event telling the story of and exploring the essence of light.
Workplace3.0 is an exhibition with an innovative concept, devoted to design and technology for planning the workspace in the round. Workplace3.0 will bring together the top proposals from the furnishing world for office, banks, insurance offices, post offices and other public spaces, seating for offices and public spaces, acoustics, flooring and coverings, lighting and office accessories as well as audio-video technologies and communication.
“The Walk”, a huge installation on exhibit inside the Workplace3.0 pavilions, was conceived by internationally renowned Italian architect Michele De Lucchi as an area for showcasing ideas and design triggers for planning workspaces in their many different contemporary interpretations. New activities and working modes generate new workspaces and new design requisites for “inhabiting them”, with offices increasingly becoming a hub for social interface, meetings and living side by side.
SaloneSatellite will be back in Pavilions 22 and 24 – the same as Workplace3.0 – with free public entry from Cargo 5. Now in its 18th edition, the exhibition is dedicated to the theme “Life Planet”, dovetailing with that of EXPO 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.
SaloneSatellite is an unrivalled meeting point for 700 young designers selected from all over the world, businessmen, architects, interior designers and the press. The exhibition showcases the work of designers under 35, and offers them a chance to be selected for the 6th annual edition of the SaloneSatellite Award for the 3 best prototypes on exhibit, relating to the product categories on show.
The Salone del Mobile is also one of the supporters of the exhibition “LEONARDO 1452-1519” – the greatest Leonardo da Vinci exhibition ever held in Italy – which will launch on 15th April 2015 at Milan’s Palazzo Reale, just after the Salone opens.
Promoted by the Municipality of Milan, the project was conceived and carried out within the framework of a partnership between Palazzo Reale and Skira going back over more than 15 years, and curated by Pietro C. Marani and Maria Teresa Fiorio – both prominent Renaissance art historians.