"No hiding" from environmental impact of trade fairs say designers at Salone

November 2023

Need "to rethink completely" how products are showcased Norm Architects' Frederik Werner, in Milan to exhibit a collaboration with Japanese furniture maker Karimoku, suggested that fewer trade fairs should take place during the year to cut the carbon cost.

Photo by Andrea Mariani (also top) Salone del Mobile was held in Milan last week, back in its conventional April slot for the first time in four years following covid disruptions.

"We're all part of it, as we flew to Milan" "We can't walk around the city, gelato in hand, and pretend that almost 2,000 international brands haven't shipped or air-freighted their wares into the Rho Fiera Milano fairgrounds," Treggiden wrote in a recent piece.

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