The architect Stefano Boeri is the deus ex-macchina to whom the Salone del Mobile.Milano has entrusted an event that, like it or not, will pass into the annals of history. Because, from what we can tell thus far, it will be what one might euphemistically call a revolutionary show. A “supersalone,” in fact. But it will also be a Salone marked by a great many “Rs” – because it is resilient – in the end, the Italian design system has proved its great ability to react, retrieving its cohesion, its vision of what is really important, and has reorganised itself qualitatively and positively. Because it will reuse and recycle – the entire set-up has been designed with an eye to circularity – the metal joints and wooden components that will be used in the installation are easily assembled and disassembled anywhere, at any time. Because, thanks to the Forestami project, the Rho Fairgrounds will reforest the outer edges of the city – the cluster of 200 trees will not only make the entrance particularly green but will go on to do the same in the surrounding areas. To bring in other letters of the alphabet, “supersalone” will also be open, inclusive, commercial but perhaps more cultural, youthful, independent, tasteful, cinematographic, phygital. Obviously, in this contemporary epic achievement, the hero never stands alone. Stefano Boeri is very aware of this. That’s why he’s told us all about his dream team. He has had the distinction of dreaming up something entirely new. He has trusted the Salone and entrusted to it, working with everyone to ensure that this “supersalone” demonstrates that it really does possess those special qualities that it curator undoubtedly has in spades.