A pre-guide for the Salone del Mobile 2024

Navigating in and out of Milan for the Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone poses a challenge, especially considering the high hotel prices. However, it’s worth preparing beforehand to maximize your experience, even if you only have a single day.

To streamline your visit, heed IRMAS’s advice for a seamless experience during the Salone:

Advance Preparation:
Reach out to the designers and companies you’re interested in via email before your trip and request their e-catalogues to be sent in advance. This not only saves time but also helps you gauge whether it’s worthwhile to visit their venue.

Conversing with Cristina Celestina

Organize by District:
Plan your day by dividing it into districts. Begin with the Brera district, then move on to Durini, 5Vie, Zona Tortona, and so forth.

Utilize Bikes:
Download the Uber app for bike rides, allowing you to zip around the city efficiently. It saves time, and your feet will thank you. Remember to carry wet wipes to clean your hands after biking.

Scheduled Breaks:
Ensure you schedule breaks for lunch and coffee/tea. Use these breaks to meet friends or conduct business. A recommended spot is Villa Necchi’s poolside area, perfect for lunch breaks.

Relax and unwind at Villa Necchi.

Aperitivo Time:
Enjoy a pre-dinner drink at Bar Basso, a hub for the design community. Alternatively, explore the numerous venues around the Brera district offering aperitivos and cocktails between 6-8 pm.

Business meetings today 

One Venue, Many Exhibitors:
Visit Palazzo Litta on Corso Magenta, where multiple exhibitors gather under one roof. The stunning baroque building features a spacious courtyard, ideal for gatherings with friends. Rossana Orlandi is another time-saving venue worth exploring, with a courtyard restaurant for lunch.

Spazio Rossana Orlandi

Stay Updated on Social Media:
Follow @Fuorisalone and @salonedelmobile on Instagram and keep an eye on their stories for guidance on what to see.

By following these tips, you can make the most of your time at the Salone and Fuorisalone in Milan, despite the challenges of logistics and high prices.