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Salone del Mobile

Furniture and interior design exhibition fair


The Salone del Mobile (established 1961) is the largest exhibition of furniture and interior design in the world. The Salone del Mobile, or “Furniture Fair,” is recognized internationally as the preeminent annual showcase of the world’s leading furniture designers and manufacturers.

The Salone got its start in September 1961 by a group of Italian furniture designers and studios aiming to bring potential clients to Milan. This group established the Italian Furniture Fair Promotion Committee and appointed Alessandro Colli as its chairman, and the first edition of the Salone opened on September 24th of the same year at the old Campionaria Fair.

The initial edition was very successful and encouraged the organizers to make the Salone an annual affair. The following two exhibitions grew rapidly in size, such that exports of Italian furniture grew by 174% from 1960 to 1964. In 1965, the Salone organized an exhibit that traced the history of Italian furniture along displays from design powerhouses Arflex, Cassina, Kartell, Molteni, Poltrona Frau, Poltronova, Saporiti, Molteni, Stildomus, Tecno, and others, to showcase the leading trends and the future focus of the Italian aesthetic. Given this exponential growth, by the end of the decade, the Salone del Mobile had already garnered its status as the most important design destination in the world.

In 1967, recognizing the benefits of showcasing a global and more diverse perspective, as well as of increasing global attendance even more, the exhibition began to exhibit international designers, products, and manufacturers. Over the course of the 1970s and 1980s, the Salone del Mobile developed satellite exhibitions that focused on design inspiration in specific categories. In 1976, for example, the Euroluce exhibition debuted as a showcase of the most exceptional lighting fixtures. The year 1989 brought the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, and in 2006 the Salone welcomed the International Bathroom Exhibition.

Today, the Salone del Mobile occupies an area of 230,000 square meters (approximately 2,500,000 square feet), and approximately 2,500 companies participate in it. The show is operated by Cosmit S.p.A.

Last updated: January 24, 2019

For additional information on Salone del Mobile, please visit:

The History.” Salone del Milano.

What is Milan Design Week?” Vogue Living, 5 April 2018.

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Salone del Mobile's products


Salone del Mobile's products

Salone del Mobile's products

Achille Castiglioni
Toio floor lamp

Tito Agnoli
Wall or ceiling lamp

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Coffee table T7 with black slate top

Franco Albini attribution
Chair

Franco Albini
Bookshelf and cabinet LB10

Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Luminator floor lamp

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Sasso - rare table lamp, Lta 1

Franco Albini
Walnut desk

Afra & Tobia Scarpa
Cidonio - bookcase

Osvaldo Borsani
Storage unit SE1-2-3

Gio Ponti
Dining chairs model 111 - set of 6

Gio Ponti
Pair of armchairs model 504

Gio Ponti
Set of 10 dining chairs model 646/2

Gio Ponti
Side chair mod. 676

Enzo Mari
Desk organizer

Franco Albini
Stadera SC27- desk

Ignazio Gardella
Pair of Doppio Vetro sconces, mod. Lp 7

Enzo Mari
Ashtrays

Ignazio Gardella
LP5 - wall light

Ico Parisi
Coffee table

Ignazio Gardella
Dining table with an oval top, T 2

Ignazio Gardella
Floor lamp, model LTE 8

Ico Parisi
Egg chair, model no. 813

Enzo Mari
Arran tray

Ico Parisi
Rare Loveseat, Model no. 865

Augusto Bozzi
Sofa

Agenore Fabbri
Nastro di Gala

Enzo Mari
Pencil holder

Ettore Sottsass
Coffee table

Franco Albini and Franca Helg
Large desk

Bruno Munari
Desk accessories

Ettore Sottsass
Canada - sofa

Enzo Mari
Office supplies holder

Ettore Sottsass
Canada - pair of armchairs

Enzo Mari
Salt shaker and pepper grinder

Ignazio Gardella
Table lamp, model Lta 3

Enzo Mari
Aquatic animals jigsaw puzzle

Tito Agnoli
Wall light

Augusto Bozzi
Lounge chair - pair

Angelo Mangiarotti
Barbados ashtray

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Coffee table

Franco Albini
Stadera desk

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Doppio pallone - floor lamp, model LTE10

Ignazio Gardella
Floor lamps model Lte 7, Coppa Chiusa

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Sasso - rare floor lamp

Enzo Mari
Scatola Nove Materiali, Progetto 450

Enzo Mari
Putrella - tray

Angelo Mangiarotti
Lounge chair, model 1110

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
T 9 carts - pair

Gustavo Pulitzer
Alba - lounge chair

Ignazio Gardella
Floor lamp, model Lte 3

Ignazio Gardella
Doppio Vetro - ceiling light Ls 4

Franco Albini
Fiorenza - armchair

Franco Albini
Luisa - chair

Gio Ponti
Armchair, Hotel Parco dei Principi, Rome

Ignazio Gardella
Chandelier

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Rare floor lamp

Achille Castiglioni
Bi Bip sconces

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Pallone sconces model Lp 11, pair

Ignazio Gardella
Chandelier

Ignazio Gardella
T 5 adjustable coffee/dining table

Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Gatto table lamp

Enzo Mari
Il Gorilla - Gorilla poster

Achille Castiglioni
Padina - wall or ceiling lamp

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Coat rack

Ignazio Gardella
Shelving unit, lib 1

Ico Parisi
Lounge chairs, model no. 865

Franco Albini
Fiorenza PL44 - armchair

Enzo Mari
La Pantera - Black Panther poster

Osvaldo Borsani
Sistema L60 shelving system

Franco Buzzi
Floor lamp

Achille Castiglioni
Snoopy - Lamp

Achille Castiglioni
Grip - floor lamp

Achille Castiglioni
Bi Bip - floor lamps

Ignazio Gardella
Rare floor lamp, Lte 11

Franco Albini
Fiorenza - armchair

Carlo de Carli
Dining chair, model 158 - set of six

Ignazio Gardella
Lte 6 floor lamp

Gio Ponti and Piero Fornasetti
Chiavi e pistole - chair

Franco Albini
Luisa - lounge chair

Achille Castiglioni
Noce - lamp

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Designers that have worked with Salone del Mobile

Designers that have worked with Salone del Mobile