The 57th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, which closed on Sunday, attracted 434,509 visitors from 188 different countries – a +17% increase on the 2016 edition, which last featured the biennial kitchen and bathroom exhibitions, and an increase of +26% on the 2017 edition.
“We are extremely proud of the success of this event and of the level of professionals who have come to this edition, proving that the Salone del Mobile is a global benchmark – a unique event, in which business and culture become the virtual model for an Italy that functions, where the industrial system and the institutions are working in sync towards a common goal,” says president of the Salone del Mobile, Claudio Luti.
“Over the last few days we have witnessed the very best creativity, products and capacity for innovation and narration – showcased by displays with all the evocative power and enchantment of the very best theatrical sets. This means that we are now ready to start thinking about the next edition, with even greater commitment to maintaining our acknowledged leadership of identity and values and responding to business and market demands."
A total of 1841 exhibitors – 27% of them from 33 countries other than Italy – presented their products at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, EuroCucina and the International Bathroom Exhibition, alongside the 650 designers aged under 35 featured at SaloneSatellite.
Emanuele Orsini, president of Italian industry associations FederlegnoArredo and Federlegno Arredo Eventi, says: "This has been an extraordinary edition, that has seen the companies’ efforts to promote the very best Italian design pay off during the most important week of the year."
The next edition will be held in Milan from 9-14th April 2019.