An illustration of the iconic Bar Basso

Milan design week 2022

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.

Read more about Salone del Mobile on Dezeen ›


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 Sokół. 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.

A Statement of Form by Gaggenau
German luxury kitchen appliance brand Gaggenau presents an interactive installation within the conservatory of Milan’s historic Villa Necchi Campiglio that will also host a series of talks live-streamed by Dezeen.
7 to 11 June at Villa Necchi Campiglio, Via Mozart, 14, 20122, 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.

ALESSI 100-001
To celebrate design brand Alessi’s centenary, architecture studio AMDL CIRCLE and design agency Studio Temp have created an installation that is designed to immerse visitors into the brand’s values. Also showcased is a project by designer Virgil Abloh.
7 to 12 June at Galleria Manzoni, via Manzoni 40, 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.

Ariake: Cipango, Japan Reimagined
Japanese brand Ariake has launched its 2022 collection, which includes designs by Inga Sempé, Neri&Hu, Gabriel Tan, Norm Architects and Francesco Rota. Also included is the work of artisan studios Ladies & Gentlemen Studio,Origin Made, Cappelen Dimyr and Folkform.
7 to 10 June Via Alessandro Tadino 2, 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.

Caffè Populaire
Lighting studio Lambert & Fils and wallpaper brand SUPERFLOWER feature a series of pavilions immersed in nature, which explores the balance between artificial and natural design.
5 to 12 June at Alcova, via Simone Saint Bon 1, 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.

Product design brand NIVA launches a range of subversively designed mirrors characterised by ceramic frames that reference early 17th-century Meissen porcelain.
6 to 12 June at Via Lanzone 11, 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.

DAAily bar
To mark the launch of the DAAily platforms at Milan design week, there will be a number of live talks and installations at Swiss Corner Piazza Cavour. Included is a floral installation by designer Anne Kitchen, seating by Stefan Diez and Patricia Urquiola, and a “nature-inspired curtain wall” designed by Douglas Mandry.
7 to 10 June at DAAily bar at Swiss Corner Piazza Cavour, Via Palestro, 2, 20121 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.

Divine Inspiration by Lee Broom
To mark design brand Lee Broom’s 15-year anniversary and launch its first collection in four years, the exhibition invites visitors to contemplate the use of light in sacred spaces.
7 to 12 June at Blindarte, Via Palermo 11, 20121 Milano.

Elementi per Paesaggi by Mutina
Italian ceramics brand Mutina is presenting a collection ceramic objects named Paesaggi, created by French artist Nathalie Du Pasquier. Each piece was handcrafted by Du Pasquier and forms part of Mutina’s Editions collection.
7 to 12 June at Casa Mutina Milano, Via Cernaia 1A, Brera Design District, 20121, Milano.

FOR/PRO/DUCT by Studio Bycolor
Japanese design studio Studio Bycolor presents an installation called FOR/PRO/DUCT, which aims to address the future directions of design.
6 to 12 June at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Via Matteo Bandello, 20123, Milano

Forest Tales
Forest Tales brings together 22 designs made from three sustainable American hardwoods. Curated by Studio Swine the exhibition presents a “no-waste crate-scape set” made from packing boxes.
3 to 12 June at Triennale Milano, Viale Emilio Alemagna 6, 20121, 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.

Design store Agape12 presents an exhibition called HERE.THERE.AFTER that showcases the latest design products from various brands.
6 to 12 June at Agape12, Via Statuto, 12, 20121, 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.

Hidden Sound by Brand New World
Design consultancy Brand New World has launched Hidden Sound, a sound system that can be hidden away in contemporary living spaces. The system is part of Studio Urquiola’s installation More than Reels.
5 to 12 June at Moroso, Via Pontaccio 8, Brera, Milano and Bar Basso, Via Plinio 39, Milano.

IKEA Festival
IKEA presents a festival that includes installations, exhibitions and talks that explore the home. Also included are a number of product launches, including a furniture range designed by Swedish House Mafia.
5 to 12 June at BASE, Via Bergognone 34, 20144, 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.

Italian Excellence by Acerbis x Salvatore Ferragamo
Designers and creative directors of Acerbis, Francesco Meda and David Lopez Quincoces have created an installation called Italian Excellence in the shop windows of Ferragamo Boutique using iconic furniture pieces created by designers including Giotto Stoppino, Vico Magistretti, Nanda Vigo and Lodovico Acerbis.
7 to 12 June at Boutique Ferragamo Women Via Montenapoleone 3 and Boutique Ferragamo Men via Montenapoleone, 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.

Natuzzi’s Fabio Novembre-designed concept store
Designer Fabio Novembre’s concept store for Natuzzi celebrates the brand’s Puglian roots with an interior that reflects the culture, colours and traditions of the southern Italian region. It includes installations and a photographic exhibition.
7 to 12 June at Natuzzi Italia Showroom, Via Durini 24, Milano.

New Times (Made in Slovenia) by Centre for Creativity
New Times (Made in Slovenia) is an exhibition of products by Slovenian designers that explores existing economic and social structures and perspectives on production. Presented by Centre for Creativity, the exhibit aims to reveal the process of product development.
7 to 12 June at Opificio 31, Via Tortona 31, 20144, Milano.

Peaches Collection by Lara Bohinc
Peaches by designer Lara Bohinc is a furniture collection that includes three pieces – Big Girl armchair, Derrière armchair and Peachy pouffe – each of which is informed by the female body.
5 to 12 June at Alcova, Via Simone Saint Bon 1, 20147, Milano.

Peter Zumthor collection exhibition by Time & Style
To coincide with the opening of the flagship showroom in Milan, Japanese brand Time & Style is exhibiting the world’s first collection of furniture designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor.
6 to 12 June at Time & Style Milan, Via Eugenio Balzan 4, Largo Claudio Treves 2, Via San Marco 13, 20121, 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.

Project HK-UK: Design, Artistry and Craftsmanship
Project HK-UK is an exhibition that showcases furniture design through the pairing of Hong Kong and British designers. Also included are pieces from young Hong Kong designers through the project’s mentorship programme.
5 to 12 June at Superdesign show, Superstudio Più, Via Tortona 27, 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.

Redefining Spaces: Creating Connections through Curation & Collaboration
Liganova hosts a talk that explores the design of meaningful retail spaces, and how curators can connect communities, concepts, people and brands in fresh ways.
8 June at Terrazza 12, Via Durini 28, 20122, Milano.

Sanctums by Lasvit 
Czech Republic design brand Lasvit presents an exhibition called Sanctums featuring a moving glass art installation and newly launched design collections.
6 t0 12 June at Tenoha Milano, Via Vigevano 18, Milano.

Shift to Regenerative Mobility
Shift to Regenerative Mobility explores the future of mobility seat design with seats that are made from sustainable materials, which intend to reflect automotive brand Hyundai Transys’ design philosophy.
6 to 12 June at Spazio Lineapelle, Palazzo Goranivia Gorani, 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.

Sparks of tomorrow by Lexus
Sparks of Tomorrow by designer Germane Barnes and lighting design studio Aqua Creations is an immersive installation for Lexus that is designed to celebrate RZ, Lexus’ battery-electric vehicle and the brand’s carbon-neutral future.
6 to 12 June at Superstudio Più, 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.

You Don’t Want Space, You Want To Fill It by Matylda Krzykowski
Artist, designer and curator Matylda Krzykowski’s site-specific project occupies Marsèll Paradise. The installation and exhibition collates the work of various artists, designers, performers and musicians.
6 June to 15 July 2022 at Marsèll Paradise, Via Privata Rezia 2, 20135, Milano.

44Spazio by Raawii
Danish creative platform Raawii has collaborated with lighting brand Sowden to exhibit products jointly in 44Spazio, Sowden’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.