Fuorisalone Design Week: spring’s hottest days in Milan!

Milan is not only the Fashion Capital of the world or the Italian Financial Centre, it also hosts the most important international event regarding industrial design: Fuorisalone.

Fuorisalone is the whole of events taking place in the various districts of Milan lasting one week in April. It started autonomously in the 80s from a few Italian industrial design companies and has today expanded into art, food, fashion, technology and automotive sectors.

The 2019 Edition is taking place from April 8th to April 14th. Most of the events are free, others require an online registration. Check out what’s happening this week on Fuorisalone‘s official website. They have a list of custom itineraries throughout the city, where you can sort the events based on your interests.

Here are some events you definitely can’t miss out in Milan’s hottest neighborhoods!

Brera Design District (northern city centre)

Brera Design week’s theme is design your life: an invite to interpret design from different professionals’ povs as a way to improve your surroundings and increase sustainability.

Don’t miss out on Pratofiorito (piazza XXV Aprile): a garden that incites biodiversity in an urban landscape. Book your visit to have Politecnico University students explain this project to you.

Zona Tortona (south-west)

  • Vanity Fair Social Garden (via Tortona 35, 11-21)
    Enjoy nature’s beauty while sipping cocktails, tasting delicacies and taking part to exclusive lectures. You’ll also be given flower seeds to plant around Milan with their Flower Guerrilla
  • Tortona rocks (via Tortona 31)
    Here you’ll be able to appreciate over 20 exhibitions about design awareness that will change your way of thinking about mindfulness, sustainability and functionality.

This week hundreds of events will be happening at the same time around Milan. Checking out all of the exhibitions you are interested in can be hard and overwhelming. If you feel lost in this sea of choices but want to enjoy the buzzing creative atmosphere during this hectic week, try out our tour to Discover Fuorisalone together.

We’ll walk through some of the most beautiful spots and hidden gems of this Week. Be sure to work out an appetite at the end, because a snack/aperitivo is included at Boul&co, where love for Italian ingredients meets Asian Pacific cuisine.