All eyes on Milan for Design Week
Milan has always had a well-known love of all things associated with elegant and experimental design.
The city’s celebrates this great history every April with its annual Design Week and furniture fair, known as Salone del Mobile.
This year the all-important dates are April 17 ‒ 25. Visit Milan during this time for all the design inspiration you need. What’s more we’ve got the lowdown on some of the must-see places and events you won’t want to miss.
The Main Event
During Design Week the city is transformed with a real buzz of creativity at every turn. Year on year the popularity increases attracting over 200 exhibitors and over 300,000 visitors. The main events happen in the exhibition halls of Fiera Milano Rho, which is a ticketed event. Creatives, collectors and critics all gather to see the latest product launches and innovations in the fascinating world of design.
Throughout the city
Equally enticing are numerous smaller events hosted throughout the city – known locally as Fuorisalone. Ask our concierge team at Hotel Principe di Savoia for details or simply look out for exciting installations, new collaborations, pop-up galleries and artistic performances as you explore the city. There’s plenty for design lovers to adore and it’s a great way to socialise. During this time many studios and galleries that are normally off limits are open to the public. Visitors are also invited to enjoy complimentary entry to the city’s museums including Museo di Storia Naturale, Castello Sforzesco and Palazzo Morando.
Hotel Principe di Savoia overlooks Milan’s stunning new design district ‒ Porta Nuova. This distinctive area blends together the local cultural identity and provides an eye-catching setting for a stroll. Porta Nuova is the work of celebrated Argentine architect Cesar Pelli and leads on to the ultra-trendy Corso Como. For examples of great architecture, take a look at the by nearby Diamante, Solaria and UniCredit Towers. The newly inaugurated and controversial Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli is also well worth a look.