Milan design week 2022
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Milan design week is the world's most important design event, anchored by the Salone del Mobile furniture fair and featuring shows and events in hundreds of venues across the city's design districts. Milan design week usually happens in April, but the event has been pushed back for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic and now takes place in Milan from 6 to 12 June 2022.
Salone del Mobile | The main event at Milan design week each year is Salone del Mobile, the world's biggest furniture fair, which takes place at the Fiera Milano exhibition centre from 7 to 12 June 2022. This year is the 60th anniversary of the fair, which sees it showcase more than 2,000 exhibitors – a return to its pre-pandemic size after it was cancelled in 2020 and organisers were forced to run a pared-down version of the event in 2021.
Fuorisalone | A wide range of fringe events, installations and exhibitions take place across Milan to coincide with Salone del Mobile, which are collectively known as the fuorisalone. These events largely take place as part of several design districts.
Design districts | This year, there are four main design districts taking part in Milan design week:
Brera Design District | Located in the centre of Milan, Brera Design District is one of the largest and most established design districts taking part in Milan design week each year. The district features a wide range of exhibitions and events at brand showrooms and temporary venues.
6 to 12 June 2022 | breradesigndistrict.it
Isola Design District | Isola Design District is a platform that spotlights the work of local designers and creatives. Taking place in the Isola neighbourhood just north of the city centre, the district includes exhibitions, installations, workshops and talks around the theme “Together as One”.
7 to 12 June 2022 | isola.design
Tortona Design Week | Tortona Design Week includes a range of exhibitions and events across Milan’s Zona Tortona area in the southwest of the city. This year’s exhibits focus on the theme “Fluidity and Design”.
6 to 12 June 2022 | tortonadesignweek.com
5Vie Design Week | Located in Milan’s Cinque Vie district, the city’s historic Medieval quarter close to the Duomo cathedral, 5VIE Design Week includes a number of exhibitions, talks and events under the theme “Prototyping Utopias”.
6 to 12 June 2022 | 5vie.it