Salone del Mobile 2022: explore Milan Design Week

By Ace Tang(Feature writer)

Salone del Mobile 2022 and Fuorisalone 2022 are upon us, with a rich programme of events, installations and launches. Due to take place from 7 to 12 June 2022, the fair will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a rich programme focused on creativity and innovation. Meanwhile, in town, Fuorisalone (the official moniker for Milan Design Week) populates the city’s palazzos, galleries and industrial spaces with fresh creativity, new product launches and installations.





The return of Salone Satellite

After a three-year hiatus, Salone Satellite returns for its 23rd edition, welcoming emerging designers to a new prominent location at the fair’s entrance. Exhibitors will follow the theme of ‘Designing for our Future Selves’ with a focus on inclusive design that fosters ‘autonomy, comfort, movement, usability, interaction and safety for all’. The exhibition will be designed as a welcoming piazza, enhancing the event’s role as a connector of talents and a springboard for emerging creatives, start-ups and design schools.

As a nod to this community-led approach, the talks series that debuted in 2021 at Supersalone makes a comeback with a programme led by Chiara Alessi, Maria Cristina Didero and Beatrice Leanza, focusing on themes of people, beauty and the planet.

Fuorisalone 2022: what to see in the city during Milan Design Week

Once you’ve had your full immersion into the furniture world of the fairgrounds, you’ll want to take a stroll through the city. Fuorisalone 2022 will showcase the latest contemporary design throughout the city’s central neighbourhoods. This is the most exciting time to be in Milan: historical palazzos open their eclectic interiors to the work of emerging design talent, showrooms showcase the latest launches and everywhere you turn, there is a promise of discovery (and exciting encounters).

lan Design galleries to visit during Fuorisalone

Milanese design galleries have helped establish the city’s design and cultural panorama, with a successful mix of old and new designs often placed in conversation within their spaces. The design galleries in Milan come alive during Fuorisalone with specially commissioned projects, objects and installations not to be missed.

Start with design destination Nilufar (Via della Spiga 32), Nina Yashar’s gallery presenting the most exciting names in collectible design. For Fuorisalone 2022, the gallery presents ‘Reborn’ with Ginori 1735, a creative initiative bringing together nine designers to create objects using the company’s leftover stock. The gallery’s second outpost, Nilufar Depot, opened in 2015 in an industrial space just outside of the city’s centre (Via Lancetti 34) that used to hold Yashar’s archives and has now been transformed into an exciting exhibition space and its latest offering includes works by Bethan Laura Wood, Audrey Large, Martino Gamper, Sophie Dries and artist Patrick Tuttofuoco among others.


Ace Tang