Milan design week 2022

An illustration of the iconic Bar Basso
6–12 JunJune 2022
Milan, Italy

Milan design week is the world's most important design event, anchored by the Salone del Mobile furniture fair and featuring shows and events in hundreds of venues across the city's design districts.


Milan design week usually happens in April, but the event has been pushed back for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic and now takes place in Milan from 6 to 12 June 2022.

Salone del Mobile

The main event at Milan design week each year is Salone del Mobile, the world's biggest furniture fair, which takes place at the Fiera Milano exhibition centre from 7 to 12 June 2022.

This year is the 60th anniversary of the fair, which sees it showcase more than 2,000 exhibitors – a return to its pre-pandemic size after it was cancelled in 2020 and organisers were forced to run a pared-down version of the event in 2021.

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A wide range of fringe events, installations and exhibitions take place across Milan to coincide with Salone del Mobile, which are collectively known as the fuorisalone. These events largely take place as part of several design districts.

Design districts

This year, there are four main design districts taking part in Milan design week:

Brera Design District
Located in the centre of Milan, Brera Design District is one of the largest and most established design districts taking part in Milan design week each year. The district features a wide range of exhibitions and events at brand showrooms and temporary venues.
6 to 12 June 2022.

Isola Design District
Isola Design District is a platform that spotlights the work of local designers and creatives. Taking place in the Isola neighbourhood just north of the city centre, the district includes exhibitions, installations, workshops and talks around the theme “Together as One”.
7 to 12 June 2022.

Tortona Design Week
Tortona Design Week includes a range of exhibitions and events across Milan’s Zona Tortona area in the southwest of the city. This year’s exhibits focus on the theme “Fluidity and Design”.
6 to 12 June 2022.

5Vie Design Week
Located in Milan’s Cinque Vie district, the city’s historic Medieval quarter close to the Duomo cathedral, 5VIE Design Week includes a number of exhibitions, talks and events under the theme “Prototyping Utopias”.
6 to 12 June 2022.

Selected events

There are hundreds of exhibitions, installations and other events taking place throughout the city as part of Milan design week. Here is a selection:

A Life Extraordinary by Moooi
Design brand Moooi presents a multi-sensorial exhibition where it showcases collaborations with design brands IDEO, LG OLED and artist Ada Soko. It features designs by Cristina Celestino, Andrés Reisinger, Júlia Esqué and more.
7 to 11 June at Salone dei Tessuti, Via S. Gregorio 29, Milano.

Alcova is a creative platform that explores developments in the field of design, including materials, social practice and sustainability. This year it showcases a number of exhibitions that explore how materials are processed.
5 to 12 June at Via Simone Saint Bon 1, Milano.

ANDlight at Alcova’s Offcut Bar

Lighting brand ANDLight’s new collection features at Alcova’s Offcut Bar during Milan design week, including three new lighting designs.

6 to 12 June at Via Saint Bon, 1, Milano.

BASE: We Will Design
Design initiative BASE presents the second edition of We Will Design, an experimental exhibition exploring how design can be used to create new practices that respond to global issues. It features work from international designers, university and school students and institutions.
6 to 12 June at BASE, Via Bergognone 34, Milano.

Buccellati Galateo – A journey into conviviality
Jewellery brand Buccellati’s exhibition includes an installation by Stefano Boeri Interiors and interpretations of the brand’s silver collections by Dimorestudio, Ashley Hicks, Chahan Minassian and Patricia Urquiola. The brand is also launching a new porcelain tableware collection in partnership with Ginori 1735.
7 to 11 June at Terrazza Portaluppi, Via Brisa 5, Milano.

Furniture brand Case launches a range of new collections including the Ella Range designed by Matthew Hilton. Case is also releasing a number of Matthew Hilton’s tables and a collection of hand-blown lights by designer Terence Woodgate.
7 to 12 June at Basilica di San Simpliciano, Piazza San Simpliciano 7, 20121, Milano.

Certosa Initiative
Architectural studio Beyond Space and design platform Organisation in Design showcase the Certosa Initiative, an exhibition that features works from emerging designers and established brands.
7 to 12 June at Via Barnaba Oriani 27, 20156, Milano.

Compositions in Crystal by Preciosa
Lighting brand Preciosa presents an installation made up of large crystal cylinders, which visitors can walk through. In the centre of the space are musical components that visitors can interact with to make music.
7 to 12 June at Quattrocento in Opificio, Via Tortona 31, Milano.

Design Academy Eindhoven Intergenerational Graduation Show
To mark its 75th anniversary, Design Academy Eindhoven hosts an exhibition presenting graduation work from 75 years of the school’s existence, which intends to highlight the ways in which design has changed and adapted over the years to address global needs.
7 to 12 June at Via Vincenzo Monti 59, 20145, Milano.

Design Dialogues by Design Burger
Industrial design brand Design Burger presents Design Dialogues, an exhibition of illustrated questions from international designers. In partnership with Concepts App and Copic, attendees can sketch along with the designers live.
7 to 12 June at Candy Snake Gallery, Via Luigi Porro Lambertenghi 6, 20159, Milano.

Design Variations 2022
Curated by design studio Mosca Partners, Design Variations 2022 is an exhibition that features the work of international design studios and artists including Studio Irvine, Sebastian Herkner, Francesco Faccin, Nigel Coates and Laura Bethan Wood.
6 to 12 June 2022 at Circolo Filologico Milanese, Via Clerici 10, 20121, and Palazzo Visconti, Via Cino del Duca 8, 20122, Milano.

Glass Art Installation by OmniDecor
Glass design brand OmniDecor presents an art installation that explores the link between the glass materials the brand produces and the works of art that are made from them.
6 to 11 June at OmniDecor.lab, Via Cerva 23, 20122, Milano.

Here Now by Schönbuch
The German interiors brand Schönbuch launches a temporary showroom called Here Now to present its colour of the year: violet. The showroom presents Schönbuch’s products against a violet backdrop, including coat storage solutions, shelves, chests of drawers and bookcases.
6 to 12 June at Via Brera 2, 20121, Milano.

Influence by Roca
Bathroom brand Roca presents an immersive installation exploring the relationship between vernacular Mediterranean craftsmanship and contemporary techniques. The installation was created by Cobalto Studio and showcases the company’s new Ona collection of bathroom products.
6 to 13 June at INTERNI Design Re-Generation, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Festa del Perdono 7, Milano.

Isokon Plus debut
For the first time, London design brand Isokon Plus showcases its furniture products at Milan design week, including furniture from designers Jasper Morrison, Marcel Breuer and Barber & Osgerby.
6 to 12 June at Padiglione Brera, Via Cavalieri del Santo Sepolcro 3, 20121, Milano.

Kaldewei Bathscape with Vogue
Bathroom brand Kaldewei has collaborated with Vogue Germany to present an installation exploring bathroom culture called Bathscape created by Milanese designer Cristina Celestino.
7 to 12 June at Pietro Maroncelli 2, 20154, Milano.

Lodes Milan showroom opening
Italian lighting brand Lodes opens its first showroom in Milan. As part of the launch, Lodes’ latest lighting ranges will be on show, including Volum by Snøhetta, IVY by Vittorio Massimo and Flar by Patrick Norguet. A cocktail reception will take place on 8 June.
7 to 12 June at Via della Moscova 33, Milano.

Matter by Norwegian Presence
Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA) presents Matter by Norwegian Presence, an exhibition spotlighting the work of leading Norwegian designers, makers and manufacturers. The exhibition explores the ways in which Norway’s natural landscape and resources have shaped its design identity.
7 to 12 June at Venue Galleria Milano, Via Daniele Manin 13, 20121, Milano.

Monumental Wonders by SolidNature
Natural stone brand SolidNature presents Monumental Wonders, a series of sculptural pieces designed by architecture studio OMA and Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis. The exhibition showcases the different methods by which natural stone is processed.
5 to 12 June at Alcova, Via Simone Saint Bon 1, 20147, Milano.

Ponds of Colour by Zeitraum
Ponds of Colour by furniture brand Zeitraum is an installation featuring four “sculpture-like islands” that each showcase different crafted furniture pieces, including accessories by designer Mathias Hahn and armchairs by design studio Formstelle.
5 to 12 June at Alcova, Via Simone Saint Bon 1, 20147, Milano.

Prada Frames by Prada
Prada Frames is a multidisciplinary symposium that explores the relationship between the natural environment and design. The event is curated by Formafantasma, a research-based design studio that focuses on the historical and social implications of design. There are a limited number of free tickets available and registration opens 28 May on Prada’s website.
6 to 8 June at the National Braidense Library, Via Brera 28, 20121, Milano.

Rivelazioni by Masiero
Italian lighting brand Masiero showcases its new collections including designer Sara Moroni’s range called Posy in addition to Sound by Giovanni Battista Gianola, Iglù by Oriano Favaretto and Horo by Pierre Gonalons.
6 to 12 June at Via Statuto 16, 20121, Milano.

RoCollectible 2022
Rossana Orlandi Gallery presents RoCollectible 2022, an exhibition that showcases creative works from a variety of international designers and studios, including Nacho Carbonell, Anna Jozova and Alexa Lixfeld.
6 to 12 June at Rossana Orlandi Gallery, Via Matteo Bandello 14, Milano.

Sincronia is a circular installation presented by Italian design studio Habits Design Studio, which explores the relationship between sound, light and movement.
6 to 12 June, Superstudio, Via Tortona, 27, 20144, Milano.

Superbloom by RIOS
Presented by the international design collective RIOS, Superbloom is an exhibition that includes three immersive rooms – Rain Room, Sprout Room and Bloom Room – which create simulations of biological processes that wildflowers go through.
6 to 12 June at Viale Umbria 49, 20135, Milano.

Superdesign Show 2022
Under the theme Looking Ahead, Superdesign Show 2022 exhibits projects from both international brands and individual designers who are looking to shape the future with their innovative work. Taking place at Superstudio in via Tortona, this year’s edition of the show is directed by Gisella Borioli and Giulio Cappellini and has a particular focus on the work of women designers and sustainability.
6 to 11 June at Superstudio Più, Via Tortona 27, Milano.

The Contemporary Persia Collection by Christian Fischbacher
Designed by architect Hadi Teherani and Camilla Fischbacher, creative director of Christian Fischbacher, The Contemporary Persia Collection is a textile collection that draws on designs from ancient Persia and present-day Iran.
7 to 12 June at Via del Carmine 9, 20121, Milano.

The Instant of Change by Caesar
The Instant of Change is a photography and video exhibition by ceramic brand Caesar, which presents the work of artist Alessandro Furchino Capria. The exhibition investigates matter and is curated by photographer and creative director Luca Caizzi.
6 to 30 June at Caesar Urban Lab, Via Molino delle Armi 14, Milano.

Thinking Design, Making Design
Thinking Design, Making Design is an exhibition that spotlights the work of Japanese designer Issey Miyake and Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima.
7 to 12 June at Via Bagutta 12, 20121, Milano.

TWENTY by Tom Dixon
To mark British designer Tom Dixon’s 20 years of design, the brand hosts TWENTY, an exhibition showcasing 20 previously unseen designs – some informed by Dixon’s most recognisable collections.
7 to 12 June at Palazzo Serbelloni, Sotheby’s Milan, Corso Venezia 16, 20122 Milan and The Manzoni, Via Alessandro Manzoni 5, 20121, Milano.

Very Good & Proper 
For the first time, UK design brand Very Good & Proper showcases its products at Milan design week, including designs from designers John Tree, Ed Carpenter and André Klauser.
6 to 12 June at Padiglione Brera, Via Cavalieri del Santo Sepolcro 3, 20121, Milano.

Very Simple Kitchen: outdoor collection
Italian Kitchen brand Very Simple Kitchen presents its first line of outdoor kitchens at Milan design week. The collection is called Very Simple Bellezza and is made up of three kitchen models with open-air interiors.
6 to 12 June at Arci Bellezza, Via Giovanni Bellezza 16/A, 20136, Milano.

Ways of Sitting by SCP
British furniture brand SCP’s exhibition Ways of Sitting features a range of new furniture collections, including pieces by Philippe Malouin, Wilkinson & Rivera and Matthew Hilton, as well as accessories from Jochen Holz, Reiko Kaneko and Floris Wubben.
7 to 12 June at Padiglione Brera, Via Cavalieri del Santo Sepolcro 3, 20121, Milano.

44Spazio by Raawii
Danish creative platform Raawii has collaborated with lighting brand Sowden to exhibit products jointly in 44Spazio, Raawii’s new showroom. The exhibition showcases Raawii’s textiles and small furniture collections.
6 to 11 June at Corso di Porta Nuova 44, 20121, Milano.