The greatest challenge of contemporary furniture is the exhibition which will take place on 12.04.2011 – 17.04.2011 in Milan, Italy.

Every April a year Milan changes and crowds of people as they are called – “design hunters “flood the streets of the city. The goal is Salone Internazionale Del Mobile. To get here all famous manufacturers of furniture items and accessories are trying! Only here it is possible to know about the last tendencies and to see for the first time unusual designs and to share offbeat decisions. Milan furniture show is the main exhibition of furniture exceeding in dimensions the Cologne fair and Paris show. In 2011 the Milan show will celebrate its 50-year anniversary.

The exhibition space is nearly 200 thousands square meters (26 halls in three-four floors). The Milan furniture show opened in 1961. And there 328 designers and 12 000 people participated in it. That time nobody can conjecture that these numbers will increase 10 times for today. Salone Internazionale Del Mobile 2011 is the event of great importance for European furniture makers because only here the fashion is developed and new tendencies of furniture market are determined for the next few years.  The major leaders of furniture industry and the biggest manufacturers of the field take part in this exhibition. It is excellent chance for visitors to be at the heart of the newest tendencies of furniture fashion. The Salone Internazionale Del Mobile of 2010 year resulted in absolute record in number of participants and visitors for the whole history of its existence! The managers had even apologized in official press-release to the 491 companies whose applications were refused to get stand.

Traditionally there is a division of the whole giant furniture display into two principal sectors – they are “Classico” and “Moderno” and the part of the exhibition is under modern conceptual furniture of Design category. The following events will run parallel to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011:

»  Eurocucina – the 19-th international exhibition of kitchen furniture

»   Salone Internazionale del Bagno – the 4-th exhibition of bathroom furniture

»   Internazionale del Complemento d”Arredo – the 24-th exhibition of furniture accessories

»   Euroluce – the show of lighting equipment for home and street

»   Salone Satellite – the exhibition of young designers which is run for the 14-th time. The terms of participation are different from those of principal exhibition. The stands are given to disposal of participants free of charge however not every person who interested in participation is admitted to the show. The young designers from all over the world are offered to send their portfolio, but to be allowed to take part they are to be elected by the professional jury and only then they can shoe their stands.

The subject divisions of Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011the are: contemporary, traditional, classic bedrooms, beds, dressers, cabinets, living-room sets, dining-room sets, hall furniture sets, children bedroom sets, furniture units, chairs, tables, furniture from rattan and cane, garden furniture, soft furniture, sector unifications and establishments, special media.

The statistics of the exhibition Salone Internazionale Del Mobile 2010:

The whole area dimensions: 142 587 square meters. There were 1326 participants. 329 563 visitors came to the show, among them 213 286 were the representatives of more than 100 foreign countries. There 5385 journalists from all five continents of the world were working at Salone Internazionale Del Mobile 2010.