Salone del Mobile: tickets, timings and locations for Milan Design Week

Here is your expert guide to Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone: how to get to the fair, and what to see across the city

Salone del Mobile: Poliform at Supersalone
Poliform at Supersalone, showing Le Club armchair by Jean-Marie Massaud alongside photography by Paolo Roversi from the book “Time, Light, Space”
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Salone del Mobile will return from 8-13th April 2025 when the fair will return to the Rho fairgrounds and at locations across the city for Fuorisalone.

For all the practical information about this year's fair, read on. See also the Wallpaper* guide for our highlights from Salone Del Mobile 2024. Looking to refuel? See our map of the best pizza in Milan.

Salone del Mobile at Rho Fiera

Euroluce helene binet

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In 2022, the fair celebrated its 60th anniversary, and the following editions expanded the fair's scope with a rich programme focused on creativity and innovation and a special attention to sustainability. Collaborators of Salone Del Mobile in recent years have included Formafantasma, photographer Hélène Binet and architect Mario Cucinella, with David Lynch announced as part of the 2024 fair.

Salone Satellite

A Salone del Mobile institution for 25 years, Salone Satellite is led by Marva Griffin Wiltshire and highlights the work of emerging designers and design graduates, who are given a space to show their designs within the fairgrounds.

Navigating Salone del Mobile: practical info

Installation of trees at Salone del Mobile Rho Fiera

The ‘Bosco di Forestami’ installation greeting visitors to Supersalone 2021

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Since 2005, Salone del Mobile has taken place in the Fuksas-designed Rho fairground, about 15km from Milan. Its 753,000 sq m make it the largest fairground in Europe, and its design is defined by the airy structure connecting the pavilions. 

How to get to Salone del Mobile

We recommend reaching Salone del Mobile by public transport to avoid the traffic on arrival and departure. M1 (the red metro line) connects the Rho-Fieramilano station with several locations across the city (including Porta Venezia and Duomo). The journey takes about 25 minutes and you're bound to meet other design enthusiasts on board for dynamic conversation. 

Salone del Mobile tickets, access and opening hours

The fair is open to architects, press design buyers and other professionals. Visitors can register in advance through the Salone del Mobile for an e-ticket. On Friday 10 September, the fair will also be accessible by the general public, with tickets on sale through the Salone del Mobile website. Opening hours are Sunday to Thursday, 10AM to 7PM, Friday 10AM to 4PM.

Fuorisalone: what to see in the city during Milan Design Week

Large green inflatable Gufram Pratone installed in Piazza San Fedele, Milan

Super Pratone by Gufram, Piazza San Fedele. 

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Once you've had your full immersion into the furniture world of the fairgrounds, you'll want to take a stroll through the city. Fuorisalone showcases the latest contemporary design throughout the city's central neighbourhoods. This is the most exciting time to be in Milan: historical palazzos open their eclectic interiors to the work of emerging design talent, showrooms showcase the latest launches and everywhere you turn, there is a promise of discovery (and exciting encounters).

Discover our favourite Fuorisalone spots to discover design in Milan


Mirrors made of stone replicating stylized human faces by Stephen Burks for Salvatori

’Neighbors Mirrors‘ by Stephen Burks for Salvatori

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Possibly the most picturesque neighbourhood of Milan, Brera’s cobbled streets play host to an array of showrooms, galleries and exhibitions spaces.

Possibly the most picturesque neighbourhood of Milan, its cobbled streets include small galleries and some of the best showrooms in the city. Start on Via Solferino for furniture showrooms by the likes of Boffi and Salvatori, and the design gallery of Dimorestudio. Popular venues in the area include La Pelota on Via Palermo (formerly the backdrop to immersive displays by Vitra, Hermès and Hay) and Mediateca Santa Teresa on Moscova (which was the home of Wallpaper* Handmade between 2017-18). Also in the area is Spazio Orso (Via dell’Orso 16), where ECAL traditionally presents its students’ and graduates’ work. 

Furniture showroom hopping: Via Durini, Corso Monforte, Corso Venezia and Quadrilatero della Moda

Interior of Living Divani Gallery with dark surfaces and plants framing a white sofa

Living Divani Gallery. 

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Fuorisalone is a great opportunity for a full immersion into the best Italian furniture showrooms (many of which are practically located in a small area within the city centre). Head to via Durini to discover Cassina, B&B Italia, Porro, Technogym, Gallotti & Radice and Natuzzi, then hop onto nearby Corso Monforte to discover Flos, Artemide, Danese, Nemo, De Padova and Living Divani.

Tucked in a courtyard behind the Flos showroom is Danish textile authority Kvadrat, showcasing its latest design collaborations in the space. Also on Corso Monforte is Living Divani Gallery, part showroom and part exhibition space, designed by Piero Lissoni, and the new showroom of outdoor furniture brand Emu. 

The home of Design Holding (the company behind brands such as B&B Italia, Azucena, Maxalto, Arclinea, Flos and Louis Poulsen) is a multifunctional space designed by architect Massimiliano Locatelli (Via Durini 14). 

Interior of D Studio Milano with furniture by Monica Armani for B&B Italia and lamps by Louis Poulsen

B&B Italia

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Don’t miss Armani Casa (Corso Venezia 14) Visionnaire (Piazza Cavour 3), Poliform (Piazza Cavour 2), and Baxter (Largo Augusto 1), the latter presenting its refined collections through the immersive ‘Baxter Cinema’.

Poltrona Frau’s showroom is perhaps the most scenic in the city, located in a frescoed building (Via Manzoni 30) forming the backdrop for the Italian company’s latest collections.

The interiors of Cassina's Milan showroom with furniture by Tobia Scarpa

Cassina showroom in Milan, featuring ‘Soriana’ by Afra & Tobia Scarpa. 

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Once you’ve had your fix of Italian furniture, head to nearby Villa Necchi for a taste of old Milan, or venture into Quadrilatero della Moda (the city’s fashion district), home to Molteni & C (Corso Europa 2) and Henge (Via della Spiga 34). On Via della Spiga 31, Giorgetti opens its new, 4-floor palazzo featuring a new showroom concept titled The Place and demonstrating the company’s collections in a sophisticated setting. 

Among the most recent openings is Cappellini, whose new showroom (via Borgogna 8) will become the inventive brand's new home in Milan and showcase its latest collections as well as contemporary classics. 

Zona Tortona: Tortona Rocks

installation with bricks and plants by Vestre

Vestre installation by Note Design Studio

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Once the epicentre of Fuorisalone, Zona Tortona fell out of favour for a while, only to be resurrected in recent years by a few exciting exhibitions by the likes of Nendo, Sony and Moooi. The main avenues here are the intersecting Via Tortona and Via Stendhal, whose large, warehouse-like spaces are particularly suited for the large-scale installations typical of Fuorisalone.

5 Vie

Milanese dining room interior with bocci silver light installation over the table

Pendant light ‘100’ by Omer Arbel for Bocci

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5Vie is a historical district west of Duomo, home to spaces such as showrooms for BDDW (Via Santa Marta 19/A), and cultural hub Piazza Gorani, which includes Riviera (Via Gorani 8), a creative space led by Italian design brand La Palma. 

Milan Design galleries to know

An aluminium wiggly headboard by Bethan Laura Wood for Nilufar

Bethan Laura Wood at Nilufar Depot. 

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Milanese design galleries have helped establish the city’s design and cultural panorama, with a successful mix of old and new designs often placed in conversation within their spaces. The design galleries in Milan come alive during Fuorisalone with specially commissioned projects, objects and installations not to be missed. 

Start with design destination Nilufar (Via della Spiga, 32), Nina Yashar’s gallery presenting the most exciting names in collectible design (from the classics, like Gio Ponti and BBPR to Martino Gamper and India Mahdavi). The gallery’s second outpost, Nilufar Depot, opened in 2015 in an industrial space just outside of the city’s centre (Via Lancetti 34) that used to hold Yashar’s archives and has now been transformed into an exciting exhibition space. 

Glass desk and chair with ombre effect in red and yellow by Germans Ermics on show at Rossana Orlandi during Salone del Mobile 2021

‘Frosted Split Desk’ and ‘Frosted Ombré Glass Chair’ by Germans Ermics at Rossana Orlandi

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Rossana Orlandi’s gallery (Via Matteo Bandello, 14) is a life-sized cabinet of curiosities that will offer a sense of discovery to any design journey, with a mix of emerging talent and independent brands showcased across its spaces. Galleria Luisa Delle Piane (Via Giuseppe Giusti, 24) presents imaginative furniture and objects by the likes of Andrea Branzi, Maddalena Casadei and Franco Albini e Franca Helg. 

Other spaces to look out for include the official outpost of Memphis Milano, Post Design Gallery (Largo Treves, 5) offers historical designs as well as future explorations, and Brera gallery Dilmos, whose space is located inside a Vico Magistretti-designed building (Via San Marco, 1).

The new location of Dimoregallery is near Stazione Centrale (Via GB Sammartini 63): aptly named Dimorecentrale, the space a multifunctional hub with a courtyard-facing bar and a store selling a selection of objects chosen by studio founders Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci. 

Also in the area is newcomer Oxilia Gallery (via Nino Oxilia 9), founded in 2022 by Alessandro Mensi and long-term Wallpaper* collaborator Frederik De Wachter.

Exhibition spaces in Milan: Alcova and Assab One

Stone furniture in abandoned industrial space

Agglomerati by Australian furniture maker Fred Ganim at Alcova. 

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Curators Joseph Grima and Valentina Ciuffi launched group show Alcova in 2019. Every year, since the project has taken over a dilapidated building somewhere in (our outside) Milan, and with very little intervention the pair staged an exhibition that takes people out of their comfort zone and into unexpected territories. The raw spaces serve as backdrop to the exhibitions allow visitors to discover design with a novel approach, and the exhibitions feature an array of independent talent, not to be missed. 

Assab One interiors

Caretto/Spagna at Assab One. 

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Elsewhere in the city, not for profit organisation Assab One was founded by Elena Quarestani as a ‘non-conventional environment for research and expression’. Every year, the industrial venue (which also hosts the newly opened Milanese outpost of Studio Formafantasma) becomes an exhibition space showcasing specially commissioned works by three creatives in different disciplines. 

Milanese cultural institutions

Dark interior of Triennale Design Museum with furniture and sketches by Carlo Mollino

‘Carlo Mollino. Allusioni Iperformali’ curated by Marco Sammicheli at Triennale

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The beauty of design in Milan is that it's often combined with art, architecture and Milanese cultural institutions. Some of the most important cultural locations in the city are, more often than not, part of Fuorisalone's programming. These include the Triennale (Viale Emilio Alemagna 6) with its recently inaugurated design museum.

Other key locations include the newly opened ADI Design Museum (Piazza Compasso d'Oro 1, a new space celebrating the history of the Compasso D'Oro design prize), Bagni Misteriosi (Via Carlo Botta 18, a rationalist swimming pool with an exhibition space and theatre nearby), and Porta Nuova (an example of urban transformation that combines contemporary architecture and green spaces).

Light installation by Michael Anastassiades at ICA Milano featuring sculptures made of bamboo and neon

Michael Anastassiades’ solo exhibition ‘Cheerfully Optimistic About the Future’ at ICA Milano, installation view

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Among the art venues (whose exhibition programme usually ties in with the design crowd descending on Milan) are Pirelli HangarBicocca (Via Chiese 2), and Fondazione Prada (Largo Isacco 2), with its ever-growing OMA-designed complex, while not far is Milan’s ICA (Via Orobia 26).

Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.