Milan Design Week 2018: the ‘Fuorisalone’
Date(s) - 17 Apr 2018 - 22 Apr 2018
in different hours
Last updated 14 February 2018
It is too early to know exactly the programme of Fuorisalone 2018, however, we hope you will find useful the following information, they should help you planning your stay in Milan during this great event.
“Fuorisalone” is the most important event in the world related to the topic of design. The term is used to define the events and exhibitions that animate the entire city of Milan during the weeklong “Salone del Mobile.Milano” happening in April. The ‘Salone del Mobile.Milano’ and ‘Fuorisalone’ define Milan’s Design Week, premiering the latest trends for the forthcoming year and heralding a tidal wave of events, exhibitions and presentations.
During the Fuorisalone, many locations usually feature longer opening hours. Moreover, during Milan Design Week many important brands located in the design districts introduce their new collections and host special events with live music and entertainment for a totally unmissable extravaganza. Young and talented designers from all over the world pack their innovative creations and come to Milan, rent one of the city’s garages from locals, and show their prototypes to the curious crowd and important buyers who visit the districts talent-scouting for great ideas.
The design districts and areas in 2018
Although the events are usually scattered throughout the city, the Fuorisalone recognises a series of main districts: Porta Venezia, San Babila, the ’5 Vie’, Sant’Ambrogio and San Gregorio, plus more dedicated projects where the majority of happenings are concentrated. During the Fuorisalone, these districts take centre stage with an abundance of events including DJ sets, exhibitions and performances hosted at various locations across the city, comprising former industrial spaces, ateliers, artisanal workshops, ‘botteghe’ and the showrooms of big-name brands. Learn more about must-visit design districts
Tortona Design District 2018
In the early 2000s you said Fuorisalone and you meant SuperStudio and Tortona. Today this district is the showcase of the biggest names from the design industry. In 2017, the Tortona Design District has played its trump cards: Base Milano, a new multifunctional venue, located at the former industrial Ansaldo complex, has hosted exhibitions and projects dedicated to the theme of nomadic living, with portable, floating houses, user-friendly objects and itinerant structures.
Still, if you visit Tortona you can’t skip the SuperStudio. Colour, in the ‘Time to Color’ project, was the theme of the Superdesign Show, Superstudio’s project for Design Week, with projects and installations by big-name designers including Patrcia Urquiola, Karim Rashid, Fabio Novembre and chef Davide Oldani. Additionally, two prominent hotels in the area, the Magna Pars and the Nhow, are currently transformed into exhibition spaces.
Ventura Centrale District 2018
In 2017, the Ventura Lambrate district was split into two with the inauguration of a space located in the underground tunnels of the Central Railway Station (Ventura Centrale, 116). It is reasonable to think that during the Fuorisalone 2018 it will develop and give life to a brand new design district.
Brera Design District 2018
This artsy neighbourhood with its narrow, cobbled streets boasts a dense concentration of antique shops, galleries, showrooms and prestigious locations. During the Fuorisalone, Brera offers a high-profile events calendar, featuring several of the world’s most prestigious brands, and focuses on attracting a design savvy, culturally oriented public. In 2017 Brera District’s core theme was dedicated to design for children featuring also a special exhibition hosted at the Triennale Design Museum. Design for Children is scheduled to be held until 18 February 2018, and focuses on Italian design dedicated to the world of children.
Isola Design District 2018
Besides the most well-established districts, the 2017 edition of Fuorisalone also welcomed the newly born Isola Design District, a new hub for design and creativity right under the shade of the Milanese skyscrapers and the Bosco Verticale. We hope to see a great design showcase here in 2018!
>> Read more about Isola Design District
’5 Vie’ District 2018
Another of the centre’s key districts, the ‘5 vie’ on its 2017 edition hosted a special event powered in collaboration with Milano Pride, called Design Pride’, a parade featuring allegoric floats led by Seletti to give exposure to young emerging talent and international schools. Let’s hope they will give us an encore in 2018!
External links: www.fuorisalone.it