With the 2020 edition of the Salone del Mobile in Milan not being held, the show organisers are now looking at a larger format for the 2021 show. Each year, the show has furniture, workplace and a design for under-35s as it’s standard categories, with bathrooms, lighting and kitchens featuring in the alternate years. This year, it was the turn of Eurocucina and FTK-Technology For The Kitchen. These will now be clubbed with lighting next year. So, the global trade audience gets to see all the product categories from Salone being staged concurrently. This, though situational, is a good opportunity for the Architects, Designers, Builders and other businesses connected with the industry to see ‘everything under one roof’.
The 2021 edition, which will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Salone, will be a special event for the entire sector. For the first time ever, all the biennial exhibitions will be held in conjunction with the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, Workplace3.0, SaloneSatellite, EuroCucina, FTK – Technology For the Kitchen and the International Bathroom Exhibition and Euroluce.
Attracting an audience of more than 3,70,000 from 188 countries, the furniture section of Salone features, Beds, Bedrooms, Wardrobes, Dining and Living Rooms, Hall Furniture, Children’s Furniture, Tables and Chairs, Occasional Furniture, Garden Furniture and Unholstered Furniture. Banking on the concepts like design, innovation, tradition, craftsmanship and skill in the art of making furniture, the show attracts top names from the industry.
Having started with it’s first edition in 1976, Euroluce – the International Lighting Exhibition, is held every alternate year and features innovative lighting solutions for interiors and exteriors. With more than 420 exhibitors – more than half of these international, Euroluce features top names in the global lighting industry. Product categories include Outdoor lighting,Indoor lighting,Industrial lighting,Stage lighting,Special-purpose lighting,Hospital lighting, Lighting systems and domotics, light sources.
Kitchens are today seen as the ‘new living room’ in a house. For the businesses connected with the kitchen industry, EuroCucina, started in 1974, is a must attend event. Held every alternate year, EuroCucina/FTK brings together top names in the global kitchen industry. While EuroCucina focuses on complete kitchens, FTK addresses the built-in appliances and on the technologies involved. The twin shows address the design, technology, energy efficiency and constantly evolving ergonomic needs of a dynamic population. Product categories include Plastic laminate kitchens, Wood kitchens, Metal kitchens, Lacquered kitchens, Masonry kitchens, Natural stone kitchens, built-in appliances and kitchen furnishing accessories.
Launched in 2003 as part of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the International Bathroom Exhibition graduated to an independent show in 2006. The 2019 edition of the show saw 243 exhibitors, showcasing their solutions to the trade audience, in an era where bathrooms are not just about personal space but a place to rest, relax and rejuvenate – the basic concept of wellness. Product categories include Bathroom accessories; Bathroom furniture, Laundry furniture, Bath tubs and whirlpool tubs, Bathroom, laundry and kitchen faucets, Radiators, Sanitary ware, Sauna, Shower cubicles, Walls and floor coverings
Workplaces have evolved into a category of their own. With technology moving into the working styles (including the increasingly getting popular ‘work from home’ concept) more and more people spending time behind computers. Workplace3.0 is positioned understanding upcoming necessary changes to workspaces. The 2019 edition of Workplace 3.0 saw 53 companies exhibit their solutions throughout the fairgrounds, another way of underscoring their mission to promote experimentation in design. This new exhibition format is a genuine reflection of the social transformation of the workspace into a flexible, permeable and dynamic area, ripe for professional interaction and engagement with other day-to-day activities. Product categories include Office furniture, Furnishings for banks and insurance offices, post offices and other public spaces, Seating for offices and public spaces, Acoustics, Technical equipment and systems, security systems, Lighting and office accessories.
Positioned towards the under 35s, SaloneSatellite is an international design event. Recognising the potential of the young design professionals, SaloneSatellite was the first event to focus this audience. Since it’s start in 1998, the show has become an important place for manufacturers, talent hunters and young designers to network. Held annually in conjunction with the Salone De Mobile, the show has seen more than 10,000 young designers till date and the involvement of over 270 international design schools. Started in 2010, the SaloneSatellite Award is a further opportunity to facilitate contact between young designers and businesses.
Featuring furnishing accessories, objects, decorative pieces, textiles and it’s styles, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition is a standard each year alongwith the Salone International de Mobile. Since 1989, the show started in response to the growing demand for decorative goods, has become an important event for the industry. Exhibit categories include: Accessories – Clocks, Cushions and pillows, Flower-boxes, Furnishing accessories, Home wellness equipment and accessories, Leather, furs and skins for furnishings, Outdoor decorations, Paintings, engravings, silk-screen prints and lithographs, Rugs, runners and tapestries, Screens, Sculptures, Objects – Ceramic objects, Glass and crystal objects, Leather objects, Marble/stone objects, Metal objects, Paper and cardboard objects, Plastic objects, Porcelain objects, Silver objects, Textile objects, Wax objects, Wood objects, Textiles – Bathroom linen, Bedcovers and quilts, Braids, Curtains and drapes, Furnishing fabrics, Sheets and duvet covers, Table-clothes, napkins and table protectors, Textile coordinates for the home.