Honors and Awards

Founded in 1961 as a vehicle for promoting Italian furniture and furnishings exports, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile is the international reference point for the furnishing and design sector.

Cosmit: 2 Compasso d’Oro
1987 for its “contribution to the promotion and diffusion of the industrial sector most sensitive to design”
1998 for its own coordinated image, designed by Massimo Vignelli/Vignelli Associates

Cosmit: ICE Design and Technology Award
May 1991 at the XXXII National Festival of Corporate Film and Video held in Venice in May 1991 for “FilmSelection ‘91” with 1961-1991. Variety in Linguistic Currents, directed by Alberica Archinto and produced by Show Biz

Cosmit: Tagliacarne Prize
1998 assigned by AISM – the Italian Marketing Study Association –  “for the effectiveness of its marketing policy in promoting culture”

SaloneSatellite: design report award
1998 – until present assigned each year by the German periodical design report to the most creative young designer of the SaloneSatellite

Salone del Mobile: the first trade show in the world to have been the subject of an exhibition - London’s Victoria & Albert Museum
2002 the Victoria & Albert Museum celebrated the inauguration of its new contemporary art wing called Contemporary Space with “Milan in a Van”, curated by Gareth Williams, Acting Deputy Curator of the V&A and specialist in 20th-century and contemporary design, who defined the Salone a hybrid of the Edinburgh Festival, Paris Fashion Week, the Venice Biennale and the Cannes Film Festival.

Salone Internazionale del Mobile: included among the list of 50 paragons of “Italian excellence” - Wallpaper
2002 the internationally renowned magazine Wallpaper included the Salone, along with Federico Fellini and the Tower of Pisa, among its list of 50 paragons of “Italian excellence”, under the title of “A village of design, it leads where others follow.

Cosmit: first prize for poster for Euroluce 2005 - International Fair Poster Competition
2005 At the 9th International Fair Poster Competition in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, first prize to Cosmitfor its poster for Euroluce 2005, designed by Studio Cerri & Associati, assigned by UFI (Global Association of the Exhibition Industry)

Salone Internazionale del Mobile: Certificate of Civic Merit by the Ambrogino d'Oro award committee
2006 as the most visited furniture fair in the world and for its role as a catalyst of ideas, projects, products and people

Salone Internazionale del Mobile: Marketing Mix prize
2007 as best trade fair of the year under the aegis of the 2007 Marketing Oggi Awards, sponsored by Class Editori

Cosmit: Business and Culture Award
2009 one of the highest honors granted by the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce (IACC) and presented in collaboration with ICE (Italian Trade Commission), as “organizer of Italy's premier trade show in the design and home furnishings industry”

Salone Internazionale del Mobile: Premio di Rappresentanza conferred by Mr. Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Italian Republic
2011 on the occasion of its 50th edition

SaloneSatellite: Compasso d'Oro for career achievement
2014 for having "been responsible for the emergence of many young design talents, nationally and internationally"