Milan Design Week

Milan Design Week

Have you ever been to Milan Design Week? Discover the most awaited design event of the year, held annualy in Milan, and the initiatives that involve Domus Academy on its 2023 edition.


The Salone del Mobile.Milano represents the most important event related to design and furniture worldwide.

Launched in 1961 under the name of Salone Internazionale del Mobile by COSMIT (Comitato Organizzatore del Salone del Mobile Italiano), the exhibition became Internazionale in 1967.

Every year, during the month of April, the city of Milan blooms with this global benchmark event, where the capital of design becomes the stage for business and culture. Rho Fiera Milano fairgrounds, showcase more than a thousand companies from the global market, with the latest news and trends on furniture and design.

In the framework of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, professionals, visitors, and passionate fans, fill the fair and the streets of Milan, having the unique chance to experience the events of the Design Week.

Fuorisalone is the set of events distributed around the city taking place in conjunction with the Salone Internazionale del Mobile: atelier, vernissages, installations, presentations, talks, exhibitions and openings, all animate different areas of Milano (Tortona Design District, Brera Design District, Isola Design District, Porta Venezia Design District, 5VIE Art+Design, la Triennale and Alcova).

It’s a truly unmissable appointment in the world for all design addicts! Are you ready for 2023 edition?

Fuorisalone is taking place from 17th to 23rd April 2023, in parallel to the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2023, running from 18th to 23rd April 2023. Save the dates!



During this occasion of Milano Design Week 2023, Domus Academy will take part in a series of initiatives and exhibitions that involve our students and alumni throughout the city. Let’s go through them together!

Ecosophia – Valcucine Showroom (Corso Garibaldi 99, Milan)
April 17th-23rd from 10am to 8pm

Domus Academy students from the Master in Interior & Living Design explored, together with Valcucine, new living scenarios and new retailer showroom systems. The projects developed will be showcased during the Design Week inside “Ecosophia”, the exhibition inside Valcucine Milan showroom. Visitors will have the chance to vote for the best project and the winner will be awarded by the company and have their project published on Valcucine magazine.

Ostello Bello: Community, Sustainability & Innovation (Via Medici 4, Milan)
April 16th– 27th from 9am to 11pm

Community, sustainability & innovation are the themes of the exhibition at Ostello Bello in the heart of 5VIE District. Six projects Up Next, Finding Bello, Journey, ClubO!, Oblo and Bello Personality, made by Domus Academy students from the Master in Visual Brand Design and Master in Interaction Design during the workshop led by Ostello Bello, will be part of the exhibition.

On 18th April at 10.00 is scheduled an open breakfast with an introduction for the launch of the exhibition.

Reservations here.


THE FUTURE PROMPT:// How AI is transforming Design – by invitation only (Combo Milano, Ripa di Porta Ticinese 83 Milano)
April 20th, 5pm

“Hey AI, can you tell me if you are going to steal my job?”
AI will be part of our lives, that’s a fact! The best we can do for now is… Sit down and talk about it!

The talk will be hosted by Domus Academy in collaboration with Speculative Futures Milan.

Guests: Tobias Revell, artist and designer, Alexandra Mihai, Senior Product Designer, Simone Rebaudengo, product and interaction designer, and Viraj Joshi, designer, technologist, and futurist, moderated by Design Researcher Giovanni Caruso.

Do you want to join the talk? RSVP to


RoPlastic Prize (Palazzo Bandello, via Matteo Bandello 22, Milan)
April 16th-23rd from 10am to 8pm

The projects Date, Pittoresco, Saar, Zoonz by our former students Caterina Fratino, Rami Majzoub, Nicolás Pabon Ramirez, Siyuan Wang, Siddhant Rajpurkar, Hasan Mert Yardim, Rajvi Parikh and Sakshi Zanwar, have been selected as finalists of the RoPlastic Prize and will be featured during Milan Design Week 2023 in the stunning frame of Palazzo Bandello in Milan.


Alumni Reunion – by invitation only (Combo Milano, Ripa di Porta Ticinese 83, Milan).
April 20th, from 7 pm

On the occasion of Milan Design Week, our international community of alumni and companies get together, exchanging experiences, inspirations and future plans.


Online Open Day
April 20th 2023

On the occasion of Milan Design Week 2023, Domus Academy opens its doors to future talents for a special Open Day edition. By attending the event, future students will have the opportunity to virtually visit the campus, including the Fashion and Design labs and discover the latest projects developed by our students during their academic path. You will have the chance to meet our Programme Leaders and discover our Masters and 2-year MA, Semester and Short Courses in the areas of Design, Fashion, Business and Experience.

Registrations here.



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