Sprawling over 204,850 m2 (2.2 million ft2) of the Rho Milan Fairgrounds in Italy, the 55th Salone Internazionale Del Mobile (aka Milan Design Week) this year showcased the latest home-furnishing designs of more than 2,400 exhibitors from Italy and around the globe. The huge range of products on display combined quality craftsmanship with technology and innovative solutions for a diverse range of spaces and lifestyles.
After wandering through the maze of design houses amid the staggering 372,151 total attendees, we've put together a photo gallery of the highlights from Salone Internazionale Del Mobile 2016, including some of the more innovative and creative furniture designs.
This year there was a strong sense of nature being a part of the furniture, with many of the designs being purposely built to include living plants. This strong environmental theme stretched across many of the design companies, which saw the use of natural, untreated or recycled materials, the physical inclusion of living plants or furniture that is made to be in nature.
Running alongside the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the SaloneSatellite celebrated its 19th edition. Showcasing the work of 650 emerging young designers under the age of 35, this special exhibition was filled with designs made from innovative materials that paid homage to their classical counterparts such as wood, plastic, glass, metal, fabric and marble.
In addition, the FuoriSalone program featured hundreds of independent designers and architects inhabiting local shops, buildings and public spaces in and around central Milan. Stay tuned for our coverage on both of these unique events, but in the meantime be sure to head to our best of Milan Design Week 2016 photo gallery.
For more info on the show, visit Salone Internazionale del Mobile.