PUNTOITALY No31 - July 2022

Quality, commitment, cohesion and lots of desire to be present and to start up again were the ingredients of success for Salone del Mobile.Milano. The 60th edition, which was held on June 7th - 12th with the participation of 2.175 exhibiting brands, registered 262 thousand visitors from 173 countries. 61% of the buyers and professionals came from abroad. “The participation represents an excellent result for which we worked hard. This edition confirmed the international pulse of the event and the cohesion in the design community” commented Maria Porro, president of Salone del Mobile.Milano. This edition demonstrated once again how quality furnishings find their most important showcase in the world at the Salone and how much the event is able to attract talent, tell stories of creativity and of projects, and be an exceptional point of gathering, exchange and sharing of ideas. Courtesy of Salone del Mobile.Milano - Diego Ravier A social ecosystem This year, lots of attention was given to the sustainable component, both regarding the organization and management of the event as well as regarding research and the proposals of valuable and concrete solutions that can already be put into practice. They were presented by “Design with Nature”, by SaloneSatellite and by many exhibitors. “Design with Nature” was the exhibition curated by architect Mario Cucinella, who invited us to reflect on the transformation of ways to live on the earth. The ecological transformation, the home as the first piece of the urban puzzle and the city as a treasure trove were the three main themes the installation wanted to communicate through a large area that became a landscape. It was also a space to discuss and a haven for sharing, reading, reflecting and working. Two large tables told the story of the materials of ecological transition, and they repre59