Salone del Mobile 2024: The Best of Milan Design Week

In its 62nd year, Salone del Mobile (April 16-24, 2024), the largest and most prestigious furniture fair in the world, was bigger than it’s ever been, attracting more than 1,950 exhibitors from 35 countries and more than 370,000 attendees, including 210’s President Rama Dandamudi and Director of Projects Erika Klimenko. Our team joined with design enthusiasts from all over the world, traveling to Milan to discover what’s next within global home design.

This year’s event was especially exciting as the fair included EuroCucina, a celebration of innovation and technology in kitchen design. While kitchens are a large focus for us at 210 Design House, all of Salone’s “novelties” (as the Italians coin the fair’s product launches) were exciting to behold, as they speak to what’s new and next in design — and coming to homes very soon. 

“We were excited to see that, unlike in past years, so many of the new products from our brand partners presented at Salone are available for immediate order and delivery,” Dandamudi says. “Some of our favorite collections are now deeper and more customizable than ever, and we’re excited that we get to start showing them to clients right away.” 


210’s Rama Dandamudi and Erika Klimenko in Milan


From Snaidero’s stunning cantilevered islands to Wall&decò’s groundbreaking eco-friendly wallpaper and MisuraEmme’s new brass finishes and cool technology (including a closet drawer system that only unlocks with your unique thumbprint), Salone inspired a wealth of creativity in home design. Keep reading for our favorite Salone presentations from our brand partners.


Statement Furniture Pieces by Arflex

Arflex showed off its newest collection of sofas, armchairs, and more. “There was definitely an evolution at Arflex — more soft products and outdoor furniture,” Dandamudi says. The Casablanca sofa’s oversized cushions offer the perfect fusion of comfort and softness, while maintaining a linear and elegant design, and the petite-scaled Yuzu chair features an organic, softly rounded design.


Casablanca by Arflex


 Yuzu Chair by Arflex


State of the Art Italian Kitchens by Snaidero

“We were excited to see four large kitchens at Snaidero,” Dandamudi says. “While still distinctly Italian in design, there definitely seems to be an American influence in size and scale.” Snaidero also introduced a new mirrored finish of its Elementi doors, which reflect the surrounding room and create a striking effect. Klimenko was especially impressed with the brand’s cantilevered islands. “They’ve developed structures to make it look like a table extends from the island as if it’s floating, eliminating the need for any additional support or legs,” she says. 


New mirrored finish of Elementi, by Snaidero


Luxury Closet Systems by MisuraEmme

MisuraEmme welcomed Salone’s visitors with an exhibit featuring its new furniture complements, which combine functionality and originality through a creative, user-friendly approach. The bespoke concept allows clients to choose every detail and finish, while consistently combining the brand’s elegant design sensibility with incredible technical and structural capabilities. For example, a MisuraEmme shoe rack becomes a design statement with a metallic structural frame that incorporates transparent, extra-light glass panels, and a closet drawer gets the James Bond treatment with a lock that only opens with the owner’s unique thumbprint.


MisuraEmme, at Salone del Mobile 2024


The Art of Glass Furniture by Glas Italia

Unexpected beauty was found at Glas Italia’s Salone exhibition, which included a new collection from designers Michael Anastassiades, Piero Lissoni, Phillippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola, and Yabu Pushelberg. A standout piece: the Compression Table by Starck joins solid wood and chromed steel, assembled in a solid interlocking system that the designer calls a “technological miracle.” 


 Compression Table by Starck


Outdoor + Waterproof Wallapers by Wall&decò

Wall&decò introduced a new collection of 52 new graphics for its patented, water-resistant WET System of wallcoverings and outdoor, rain- and yellowing-resistant OUT System. In addition, the brand introduced d.ecodura, the world’s first bio-based vinyl wallpaper, which paves the way for a more sustainable future in wallpaper design. The game-changing material boasts an impressive 97.6% lower carbon footprint compared to regular PVC and is made using 100% bio-sourced ethylene derived from wood-based residue from the forestry industry.


In Strips, OUT System 2024 collection by Wall&decò


Soavity, WET System 2024 collection by Wall&decò


Salone del Mobile’s groundbreaking and visually stunning designs have us more excited than ever about where the design world — and 210 — is headed. Visit us at 210 Design House to learn more about how you can incorporate the best in design, from Italy and beyond, into your home.