As Milan’s international Salone del Mobile turns 50 this year, WWD caught up with Carlo Guglielmi, president of Cosmit, the association that organizes the trade show, to take stock of this milestone event.
WWD: What makes the Salone stand out and enjoy such long-lasting success? Carlo Guglielmi: The most striking evolution of the Salone took place 10 years ago, when it changed from a business trade show to a moment of analysis and reflection on design, furniture, lighting and kitchen, sealing an increasingly stronger connection between culture and industrial products.
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