Salone del Mobile closes doors for another year to great acclaim and renewed industry optimism. Having welcomed over 310,000 visitors through its doors – over a gruelling six-day schedule – the Salone del Mobile in Milan closed its doors for another year last week.
According to official figures 69% of the high profile operators came from outside of Italy and there was a strong presence of Russian operators. China proved the leading market and Germany was the second country of provenance for sectoral operators.
This year’s edition saw a particularly high number of visitors from the Middle East; Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Egypt in particular. Visitor numbers from the US, UK and India were also up.
“The data confirms the importance and attractiveness of an event that showcases the very best of Italian and international furnishing,” said Salone del Mobile President, Roberto Snaidero.
“The companies are delighted with the quality of attendees and the solid business results achieved over the six days of the fair, thanks to their own commitment and dedication to tackling and overcoming the tough financial situation of the last few years. The Salone therefore constitutes the first signal of the forecast recovery.”
In the Euroluce halls, the darc team saw a number of innovations, collaborations, and some excellent examples of stand design throughout the week – a particular highlight being Lasvit’s Supernova lighting spectacle.
Make sure you pick up issue #11 of darc for our full Euroluce round up featuring all the products that caught our eye, designer profiles, a tour of the design districts and more!
Photo: Alessandro Russotti