An insider’s guide to Salone

With the celebrated Milan fair just around the corner, here is everything you can’t afford to miss. 

An exclusive guide that features our favourite places to discover new designs and savour the city’s best hotels and restaurants.

1. Explore new design treasures from Tollgård & Castellani

Discover the design duo’s first collaboration with fine furniture maker Giorgetti, alongside new works of art and craft for Gallotti & Radice. Each piece channels the creative DNA of these masterful Italian makers, and responds to the needs and desires of their discerning audiences.

You can find Gallotti & Radice and Porada at the fair in Hall 9 at stands F09, G10 and A03, B02. Giorgetti can be found outside of the fair at Via della Spiga, 31, 20121 Milano.

2. Makers to discover…

With so much incredible design, we know that Salone can be overwhelming. We recommend concentrating on Halls 6, 9, 11, 22, 24 and 25 where we will be visiting firm favourites such as CTO Lighting (Hall 6, B30-32) De Castelli  (Hall 24, B01) Exteta (Hall 11, A19 – B20) Gardeco (Hall 18, B09) Linteloo (Hall 11, E20 – E22) Lema (Hall 11, B15, C20) Molteni (Hall 24, A09, C06, C10) and Van Rossum (Hall 22, L25)

Immerse yourself in the heart of Milan’s creative district of Brera and visit makers such as A-N-D Lighting, Rakumba and Bieke Casteleyn, nestled in amongst the Italian opulence. We also recommend visiting the Nilufar Depot at Viale Vincenzo Lancetti 34, Milan.

3. Enjoy lunch at the Portrait Milano hotel…

Portrait Milano is a stand-out among the best hotels in Milan, offering quintessentially Italian hospitality. It offers an immersive tasting experience that combines the creativity of talented chefs in the unique setting of the Piazza del Quadrilatero.

Corso Venezia, 11 Milano, 20121

4. Explore contemporary elegance at the Meridiani showroom 

Meridiani’s showroom in Milan is sure to be a memorable destination. The brand’s collections are characterised by their timelessness; informed by the past, they interpret the demands of contemporary lifestyles to create eminently liveable furnishings for today.

Corso Venezia, 29 Milano, 20121

5. Enjoy an alternative approach to lighting… 

The Henge showroom defies convention. It’s a space conceived to captivate and features the brand’s most significant selection of furniture and lighting. Striking shapes, meticulous finishes and organic materials come together to create a distinctive and daring interior.

Via della Spiga, 34 Milano, 20121

6. Revel in imaginative design at Rossanna Orlandi

Always something out of the ordinary, the Rossana Orlandi Gallery in Milan has become a hub for innovative and cutting-edge design. Showcasing works by emerging and established designers from around the world, it has become a must-see destination during Milan Design Week.

Via Matteo Bandello, 14 Milano, 20123

7.  Enjoy a negroni in the courtyard of the Four Seasons

Savour an aperitif in the beautiful courtyard of the Four Seasons to end your day surrounded by greenery and elegant architecture.

Via Gesù, 6/8 Milano, 20121

8. Discover Giorgetti’s immersive showroom: ‘The Place’ 

In the heart of Milan’s bustling quadrilateral, visit Giorgetti’s treasure trove at the stylish Via della Spiga 31, named The Place.

Via della Spiga, 31 Milano, 20121

9. Network the night away at Bar Basso

Connect with fellow creatives and enjoy a late night tipple to finish your day at Milan’s iconic Bar Basso.

Via Plinio, 39, 20133 Milano MI, Italy


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