With an unprecedented 372,151 total attendees, up 4% since the 2014 edition – when the biennial Kitchen and Bathroom exhibitions last took place – the 55th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano has drawn to a close. 41,372 people visited on the Saturday and Sunday, when the fair was open to the public.
“With 67% of attendees from abroad, most of them high profile and with robust spending power, according to comments from exhibitors, this edition has yet again confirmed the strong international vocation and importance of exports as a crucial segment of the sector today," says show president Roberto Snaidero.
The importance of the sector was confirmed by the presence of an increasingly international audience, as well as that of a large number of institutional figures, including Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who presided over the 7th SaloneSatellite Design Award ceremony on 13th April.
Visitors also flocked to the 19th edition of SaloneSatellite, devoted to the theme New Materials>New Design, and showcasing the work of 650 young designers.
The events in the fairgrounds and in the city were also well received, says the organiser, with Before Design: Classic putting a contemporary spin on classic furnishing, the space&interiors event was devoted to architectural finishings, and Rooms - Novel Living Concepts, which runs until 12th September at the Triennale di Milano, as part of the 21st Triennale International Exhibition.