Milan Made Easy

The Salone Del Mobile, the newly concluded Milan furniture fair, is the most important event on the design calendar. Each year 175,000 people flock to the streets of Italy's commercial capital to see the new wares on offer by 1,600 companies. Navigating the Milan fair is no easy feat, and the brave first-time visitor who comes without an experienced guide is likely to be overwhelmed by the vastness of it all. There's the trade show bit, hundreds of booths in the Milan convention center, the Fiera. There are the cocktails, held each night at various showrooms around town so that cutting-edge...

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