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Top 10 must-sees at the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2024. Featured image by Mikhail Nilov


Designed and launched by architect Andrea Caputo, Dropcity’s inclusion at this year’s event will be presenting exhibition spaces, workshops, and more. Located in the tunnels of the Milan Central Station, the space is a place for design minds to collaborate and build community. Set to become a new cultural centre, Dropcity will host ‘We Mediterranean’ – a project by Paola Carimati and We Design Beirut – which aims to reimagine our understanding of and approach to the concept of home.


Capsule Plaza at Spazio Maiocchi and 10 Corso Como

Capsule Plaza – the latest 10 Corso Como space – will be showcased in an experience curated by Capsule’s founder and creative director Alessio Ascari and architect Paul Cournet. The exhibit-meets-experience will be held not only at 10 Corso Como, but also at Spazio Maiocchi Via Achille Maiocchi 3-5-7. The lineup includes top contemporary, multi-discplinary brands and creatives who are pushing the boundaries of furniture and product design.


Interiors by David Lynch. A Thinking Room

Launching at Pavilions 5-7, the iconic filmmaker David Lynch is the designer behind ‘A Thinking Room’ – an installation that guarantees to offer a transcendental experience to all who visit. The project is being curated by Antonio Monda and is an immersive exhibition consisting of two identical rooms filled with the curious potential for enrichment and surprise.


Drafting Futures. Conversations about Next Perspectives: Francis Kéré

In conversation with Giulia Ricci, award-winning architect Francis Kéré will be delving into his work in this unmissable part of the event programme. As the first and only African winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Kéré is known for his contribution to the industry on a global level and is committed sustainability, community contribution, and collaboration.

Catch the conversation with Kéré on Wednesday, 17th April at 11:00am at the Drafting Features Arena, Pavilion 14.


Design Kiosk

Design Kiosk is a pop-up space which showcases the culture of design in the city of Milan through publications, products, and events. The project was designed and executed by DWA Design Studio founders Frederik De Wachter and Alberto Artesani, and stands as a new outpost in Milan which represents all things meaningful, sustainable, and innovative in the world of design.

Head to Piazza della Scala to experience the Kiosk and its fantastic lineup of events.


Architectural Scenarios & Sculpted Forms

In collaboration with Valcucine, ARRCC is hosting an exhibition that explores kitchens designed by themselves and two other firms: i29 and Neri & Hu. This inspired exhibition is accompanied by sister firm OKHA, who will be presenting Sculpted Forms – a showcase of their REPOSE seating range and CUT FORMS side table collection. Head to the Valcucine flagship store at Milano Brera to catch this interior design experience.


Nice to See You

A release of old and new but mostly unreleased designs, Nice to See You honours the great Italian architect Gaetano Pesce less than two weeks after his passing. The exhibition is a collection of 30 dual-purpose pieces which speak of the industry icon’s excellence. With a message that reaches beyond form and function, initiating a deeper reflection inside viewers, Pesce’s exhibition is a fitting farewell which you can catch at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana.


Under the Surface

International Bathroom Exhibition Curated by Accurat, Design Group Italia and Emiliano Ponzi © Salotto.NYC


SaloneSatellite 2023

The most influential young design event celebrates 25 years of connections and relationships between budding professionals, cultures and projects from around the world. © Ludovica Mangini


John Pawson in conversation with Deyan Sudjic

Two experts, each with respected points of view, discuss the role of architecture and the significance of modern design. Palmgren House, John Pawson, © Gilbert McCarragher.

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