Fuorisalone is the set of events distributed in different areas of Milan on the same days when the Salone Internazionale del Mobiletakes place, which is staged in the stands of Rho Fiera. Furiosalone premieres the latest trends for the forthcoming year and heralding a ginormous tidal wave of events, exhibitions and presentations. Furiosalone’s Design Districts introduce the new collection of luxury brands and designs and also host special exhibitions with live music and entertainment for a totally unmissable soiree. Young and talented designers from all over the world pack their innovative creations and come to Milan, rent one of the city’s garages from locals, and show their prototypes to a curious and cultivated audience.
Tortona Design District 2018
Today, this district is the showcase of the biggest names in the design industry. In 2017, the Tortona Design District has played its trump cards: Base Milano, a new multifunctional venue, located at the former industrial Ansaldo complex, has hosted exhibitions and projects dedicated to the theme of nomadic living, with portable, floating houses, user-friendly objects and itinerant structures.
Brera Design District
Brera Design District is the most important district in Italy for the promotion of design, the latter of which is one of the most creative and commercial focal points in the country. The district aims to support excellence and to develop business and real estate in the area, enhancing the district’s cultural supply and appeal as well as fusing tradition and innovation in the all-encompassing field of design. More than 200 exhibitors are expected to present their new projects and ideas to a design perceptive and culturally oriented public. These showcases will be enhanced by the artsy nature and surroundings of the district, especially the narrow and cobbled streets that encompass a wide range of antique shops, showrooms and galleries.
Isola Design District
The Isola Design District saw its inception just last year counting with the participation of over 100 designers and brands. The event favours international and emerging designers, local artisans and creative startups to meet, showcase their projects and establish business contact amidst one of the most vital design weeks in the whole world. It is by supporting sectors like design, fashion, its local workshops, green design and gastronomy that the event has been able to develop its artistic and historical heritage and it only shows signs of growing even further.
Ventura Projects – Ventura Centrale + Ventura Future
Ventura Future will pave the way for resourcefulness and experimentation, thus elevating the design scene and its contributors. With a special eye on future concepts, innovative techniques, new materials and progressive visual language. It is destined to present the very best of contemporary and experimental design. Ventura Centrale will open the abandoned warehouses underneath Milan’s Central Station to display original, awe-inspiring and dynamic developments. The spaces will be masterfully transformed so as to illustrate contemporary, visionary and high-end design giving endless viewing possibilities to visitors.
“5 Vie” District 2018
Another one of the centre’s key districts, the ‘5 vie’ on its 2017 edition hosted a special event powered in collaboration with Milano Pride, called Design Pride’, a parade featuring allegoric floats led by Seletti to give exposure to young emerging talent and international schools. Let’s hope they will give us a proper encore in 2018!