Do you remember?

The Salone del Mobile in Milan, one of the most important international furniture fairs, would celebrate its 60th anniversary this April. Due to the worldwide pandemic, we sadly have to be patient until a trip to Milan will be possible again for everyone. Fortunately, thanks to our extensive coverage of the last few years, we can reminisce until then.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 4/14/2021

April is usually a special month in the design scene, because we wouldn't actually be sitting in front our screens doing our daily business, instead we would be in Milan, on the way to the Salone del Mobile, from booth to booth, to inform ourselves, to inspire ourselves, in this shimmering, unique atmosphere that only the Milan Furniture Fair can offer. This year, for the second time, we have to forego being able to experience the product novelties in their entirety, the feel, the material. We will have to do without the many chance encounters, the exchange of ideas, the input that is so important for everyone, which otherwise accompanies us throughout the rest of the year, shows us new perspectives, challenges and excites us. This spring, we will not be able to experience any of the manufacturers' usually spectacular installations, discover works by the young generation at SaloneSatellite, visit any showroom in the city. The event hopping in the evening will be cancelled, as will the traditional Negroni in the crowd in front of the Bar Basso. This year, we will have to do without the gentle scent of the flowering Wisteria, good espresso and being able to experience Milan in the soft spring sun.

This hurts and shows us once again how important creative exchange is beyond screens and video chats. Fortunately, the Italian government is currently emphasising its confidence and has assured the Salone del Mobile.Milano of all necessary support. This raises the hope that a reunion at the Salone, which would have celebrated its 60th anniversary this year, will soon be possible again. In the meantime, you can go on a journey of thoughts in our theme special to the winners of the Stylepark Selected Award, read about the trends and highlights of the past years in our comprehensive reviews, and recall the wonderful memories of the spectacular installations and glittering parties with the help of our image galleries. You will also find a curated selection of the most important new products on our Novelties Stage, which is constantly updated. We hope you enjoy it and keep our fingers crossed that the Salone del Mobile can take place from 5 to 10 September 2021 as planned so far.

Salone, ci manchi!