Tips for Milan Furniture Week 17 – 22 April 2012

by Dieneke Ferguson

Fiera Milano and Ifuori Salone

This is a list of some of the shows that at Hidden Art we always liked to visit over the many years that we have exhibited in Milan, the last years in the Salone Satelite.

It has also some information on where to get further information such as the all important Interni Guide. Much if this can now be downloaded. Cameron PR (@CamronPR) has also published a very comprehensive Milan Pack which you will find here


Fiera Milano
Metro: Rho Pero
When you arrive take a free bus to one of the entry points to the fair.

17-22 April 2012, 9.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Trade only. Open to the general public only on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22

one entrance card – Online Euro 20.00, at Fiera E23
three entrance card –  Online Euro 40.00, at Fiera E45
six-entrance card – Online Euro 52.00, at Fiera E58    has further useful information including map and price of tube tickets.
Downloadable information for IPhone and IPAD (look for Isalone)

Main Halls to see are 14,16,18 and 20 includes for instance Magis, Missoni (Hall 20) and Moroso, Thonet (Hall 16)

Salone Satelite

The Salone Satellite is in the main fair grounds located behind halls 22 and 24. When you arrive take the free bus to Porta Oueste. Entrance is free, but if you also pay the main fair you have to pay.

You can download further information on

This is where Hidden Art has exhibited for many years. You will find here new designers as well as colleges. Here you can find pictures of exhibitors at our stand in 2010.

 Fuori Saloni – Events outside the main fair 

For Fuori Saloni, get the Interni guide –

The best guide for all events, private views, parties, locations and what else to do, You can also download the information for IPhone and IPad. Hard copies are available in Milan at most participating events.

Museo Nazionale Della Scienza E della Tecnologia
Via Olona 6B

Tues 17th – Sun 22nd April
Tues-Sat 10am-9pm, Wed & Sun 10am-6pm

Metro: Sant’Ambrogio (3 minutes), Sant’ Agostino (5 minutes), Porta Genova / Tortona (15 minutes), Cardona / Malpensa Express (15 minutes)
Bus: Line 50, stop piazza Sant’Ambrogio via Carducci; Line 58, stop Piazza Sant’Ambrogio via Carducci, Line 94 stop Sant’Ambrogio M2

THE place to go to. Instigated by Tom Dixon who will turn the National Museum of Science and Technology Milan into an ambitious environment for innovation and culture. MOST delivers a diverse group of leading global brands and young designers who will be located in the extraordinary historic spaces of the museum In addition to free ice cream, this includes for instance:

Designersblock – list of exhibitors

Catalogue – – for pictures

Designersblock doesn’t need any introduction. Expect the unexpected. Look out for their daily tweets and also see the above.

Tom Dixon

Luminosity, new lighting, new lighting – digital punch machines churn out steel chairs to be given away, and gelato making


SCP will  present both new designs and new ideas. This includes the SCP Workshop, a live showcase of our fully sustainable upholstery making techniques, brought straight from our specialist factory in Norfolk, England.

On show at MOST are new product designs from Matthew HiltonDonna WilsonKay+Stemmer,Ineke Hans and Faudet-Harrison. Alongside new versions of products from Peter MarigoldLee Kirkbride and Gareth Neal.

Dezeen Studio
Dezeen Studio powered by Jambox at MOST, the multi-faceted design epicentre instigated by Tom Dixon.


Custhom will showcase their new ceramic collection, furnishing fabrics, digital embroidery and user interactive ‘CURVE’ Tape.



Via Pietro Mascagni
h: 17-22 10.00-21.00
16: opening 19.00 – 22.30 (by invitation)
Bus 54, 61, 94
Metro: MM1 San Babila

New Brand with focus on natural materials. Collection of 13 international designers

Spazio Rossana Orlandi
At Spazio Rossana Orlandi
April 17-23, 2012, 9am – 8pm
Via Matteo Bandello 14, 20123 Milano

Friendly place where you can spot up-and-coming talents.

Domus Open Design – Archipelago
Palazzo Clerici
Via Clerici 5
MM1 Duomo/Carduccio
Tues: 11-18:00pm
WeD-Sat 11.00am – 10pm
Sun: 11.00am – 18:00pm

collaboration with Audi

Droog – Material matters
Palazzo Clerici
Via Clerici 5
MM1 Duomo/Carduccio
Tues: 11-18:00pm
WeD-Sat 11.00am – 10pm
Sun: 11.00am – 18:00pm

Material Matters – a Future Furniture Fair

Zona Tortona
General opening times from 10.00 – 21.00
Metro MM2, Porta Genova
Bus 47, 68, 74, 90, 91
Tram 2, 9, 14, 19

For further information


Superstudio Più
Via Tortona 27
17-22: 10.00 21.00

Bus: 59,68, 74, 90,91
tram 2, 14
Metro: mm2 Porta Genova

Temporary Museum for New Design – 4th Edition
30 exhibitions, including new collections, young talent, and a solo exhibition entitled Still & Sparkling featuring a collection of crystal objects by Nendo.

Superstudio 13
Via Forcella 13, Via Bugatti 9

Temporary Museum for New Design – 4th Edition

c/o France Design Padigione Visconti

Via Tortona 58
17-22 10.00 -21.00
17: opening 19.00 – 23.00 (bu invitation)

16 prototypes for furniture and lighting created by young French designers

Established & Sons No.8

Via Savona 56
17th April 10.00–19.00
18th–21st April 10.00–21.00
22nd April 10.00–19.00

New Collection: Ronan & Erwan Bouroulla, ERon Gilad, Nendo, Raw Edges, Claesson Koivisto Rune


Via Forcella, 8 ang. Via Bugatti
17-20: 13-23.00
17: opening 19-23.00 (invitation only)

Bus: 47, 68,74, 90,91
tram: 2,9,14,19
metro: mm2 Porta Genova

New nightclub concept created  by 19 emerging desigers.  The Club” will be open to public, an exclusive pop-up club signed by Heineken and inspired by the theme “Changing Perspectives”, based on “origami”.

Via Tortona #37, 20144, Milan, Italy
17 – 21 April 10am – 9pm
22 April 10am – 5pm

The Unexpected welcome – new collection and a new photography concept by Marcel Wanders and Erwin Olaf

Ventura Lambrate

Royal College of Art
Ventura Lambrate
Via Ventura 4
17-22: 10.00 – 20.00
18: Ventura Lambrata Open Night 20.00 -22.00

Bus 39,54,75
Tram: 23, 33
Metro: MM2  Lambrate

Jamie Hayón
Studio A Ventura Lambrata

Via venturra 5
17-21 10.00 – 20.00
Bus 39,54,75
Tram: 23,33
Metro: MM2 Lambrate

Porta Romana/ Corso Lodi

Studio Zeta

Via Friuli 26
17-21 11-19.00
22 11.00 -19.00
19-21 breakfast meeting – conversations on design 9.30 – 11
Bus 90, 91, 92.
Metro MM3 Lodi

Premsela – Netherlands institute for Design and Fashion

Design Academy Eindhoven
Curated by Ilse Crawford. 50 graduate projects.


c/o Spazio Krizia
V ia Manin 21
18-22 Open 11-21.00
17 Coctail: 20-22
Bus: 37-94
Metro: MM3 Turati

New one off objects, a new desk lamp and the latest version of the LED wallpaper

Viale Alemagna 6
17-22 10.30 -22.00
17: Opening performance. 19.00
Bus: 61
Metro: MM1/2 Cadora

Triennale Design week


c/o Brioni House
Via Gesu 2a
17 – 10.00 -16.00
18-21 – 10.00 19.00
22 -10.00 -16.00
17 Opening 19/.00 – 23.00 (invitation only)
Metro: MM1 MM3 Montenapoleone

Specially commissioned objects

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