This event will be quite different from our traditional Salone del Mobile.Milano furniture fair that we hold in April each year. Major design brands will bring novelties to the show as well as have the opportunity to exhibit past iconic pieces from their collections. We also want to bring in designers and experts to hold talks about their work and the evolution of the world of interiors. We will have a selection of top projects from dozens of design schools from around the world to show off the next generation of talent. There will be a special food court where the people from Identità Golose, a respected trade show dedicated to quality foodstuffs and prominent players in the culinary world, will put on events and serve delicious meals.
We hope this can be a pioneering event that brings together not just buyers but also the general public, who will be able to access the fairgrounds from day one. Consumers will have the possibility to purchase products on display using a QR code once they have had the chance to see the items up close in person. One of the terrible things about the pandemic is the fact that we have been forced to stay in front of digital screens where everything is flat. There’s no way to touch, feel and experience the products. One cannot sit down and test a chair or sofa, admire the upholstery or run their fingers along the fine marble countertop of a new kitchen model to get a better sense of how the product looks in natural light. We have to remember that digital is important to facilitate the process of purchasing design products but it can’t replace the experience one has when they are standing before an actual piece of design.
I believe it is important to hold this “supersalone” event in September prior to our regular Salone del Mobile.Milano trade show in April 2022. We want to let the world know that Milan is not at a standstill, that Milan is not ready to cede its place as the number one venue for talking about and purchasing design products. To stay at the top of our game we need to remain active in order to stay ahead of the others.