Salone del Mobile.Milano 2017: 56th edition edition edition
An international sectoral benchmark, the Salone del Mobile.Milano is currently finessing the upcoming edition, which boasts a new format for the classic section and two events providing unprecedented visualisations of contemporary design and the workspace. The Salone’s close partnership with Milan is key, making the city and the event the capital of design.
With just under 60 days to go until the opening of its 56th edition, the Salone del Mobile.Milano is the sector’s acknowledged showcase for excellence and quality and the international appointment for those who work in it. It also attracts more than 300,000 visitors from over 165 different countries with its comprehensive and extensive range of goods – from furnishings to lighting to the workspace – and is covered by more than 5,000 journalists worldwide.
“The Salone del Mobile is on the home strait and both the companies involved and the organisers are looking forward to mid-April with great optimism. This positive mood is driven by the sector’s upbeat performance during the first ten months of 2016, and it will hopefully maintain this trend over the next few quarters. Italian furnishing continues to gain ground on almost all the international markets. The Salone del Mobile’s strong international vocation saw the return of 67% international vocation 67% of the high profile foreign professional high profile foreign professional high profile foreign professionalswith solid buying power at the last edition solid buying power”, said Salonedel Mobile.Milano president Roberto Snaidero.
Data processed by the Federlegno Arredo Eventi Study Centre show that exports during the first ten months of 2016 confirmed the Salone as a powerful driver for the growth of Italian furnishing and lighting companies. Foreign Italian furnishing and lighting companies sales rose above 11 billion euros between January and October last year, with signs of significant growth in France (+5.3%), the United States (+8.1%) and China (+18.4%) in particular.