We want to thank everyone, visitors, exhibitors, journalists, partners, location owners, fitters and supporters of all kinds who have believed in the Lambrate Design District project all these years and allowed us to carry out a great and iconic event during the Milan Design Week.
The last Fuorisalone in Lambrate took place in 2019 with over 13,000 square meters set up, 400 international exhibitors and 100,000 visitors.
In 2020 due to the restrictions implemented to contain the spread of the pandemic and in 2021 the postponement of the Salone del Mobile to September made it impossible for us to carry out an event that lived up to the expectations of our exhibitors and visitors.
In the past two years, Lambrate has started an urban refunctionalization, leading to a transformation of many locations previously used as a stage for the events. This change has seen the conversion of over 60% of the square meters previously available for the Fuorisalone into residences. For this reason, from 2022 the Fuorisalone in Lambrate, as everyone knew it, will no longer be able to take place as the remaining locations do not guarantee the economic sustainability necessary for the entire event.
Studio Agnelli, founder of the Lambrate Design District brand and Prodes Italia, a company that has organized events within the District since 2013 and has coordinated the entire event since 2018, dissolve their historic relationship to give life to other projects.
Enzo Carbone CEO of Prodes Italia says:
“The Lambrate District has been for us a magical and favourable place for the development of our business which was born indeed with the organization of events in the design sector and then developed over the years also in other segments such as jewelry, art, fashion, food & beverage. It is a great regret for us to leave the District, but the organization of the entire event involved considerable costs that can no longer be covered by managing the locations that are left available. For example, the conversion of the iconic Hangar in via Massimiano 6, a location of over 5000 square meters where we held the DIN event for 7 years, which involved hundreds of designers from all over the world.
The solidity of our reality has allowed us to overcome these difficult years in peace, we have reorganized and launched new important projects. Anyways, the design sector is the one we started from and it is the one for which I personally feel a special affection. For this reason, the Fuorisalone cannot end here for us, we are working on a new format to present in 2023 in another area of Milan. In the meantime, for this Fuorisalone 2022, we will organize an event in partnership with Brian & Barry inside the building located in via Durini”
Thank you all!