Saloni WorldWide Moscow 2013
MKAD 67 kilometr (vneshn.), 67, Moscow, Russia, 143400, Moscow, Russian Federation
The 9th edition of the Saloni WorldWide Moscow, will be held in Pavilion 2 at Moscow’s Crocus Expo from Wednesday 16th to Saturday 19th October, with more than 18,000 square meters of exhibition space in the Halls 7 and 8 given over to the Design/Modern sectors and the Classic section back in the Halls 10 and 11, like last year. The huge range of goods, ranging from furnishings to upholstereds, lighting appliances, kitchens, office furniture, accessories, bathroom furnishings, textiles, coverings, furnishing components and product accessories, pulls in an ever-increasing number of visitors, from 13,199 at the first edition to 41,669 last year. The increasingly international flavour of the Milan Salone del Mobile, where the 2013 edition again saw the number of Italian operators vastly outstripped by the number of foreign operators – 92,674 Italians and 193,024 from 164 different countries abroad - highlights the importance of the Saloni WorldWide Moscow 2013 “mission”: taking Italian and foreign exhibitors from the Milan Saloni to promising markets in other countries and promoting them there. Testament to the mounting interest in top-quality furnishing from Russia and the countries in its geopolitical basin, is the fact that the number of Russian visitors to the Milan Salone del Mobile has shot up from 5,945 in 2004 to 24,774 in 2013 (+14.77% compared to 2012, when 21,586 Russian operators were accredited) along with export data that underscores Italy’s place as the top furniture supplier to the Russian market. In 2012 Russia also proved to be the fourth export destination for Italian home-furnishing products after France, Germany and the UK, and it will continue to be an enormously interesting market over the coming years, with total imports amounting to nigh-on one billion euros in 2018. The growth in home-furnishing exports during 2012, equal to 888 million euros (+10.7% up on 2011) continued during January and February 2013 (+12.4% on the same period the previous year), making for a total of 113 million euros, 101 million of them in the furnishing macrosystem, which grew 9.3%, marking Russia out as one of the most dynamic countries. SaloneSatellite WorldWide Moscow, a launchpad for young designers from Russia and the former Soviet Republics, is also into its ninth edition, offering opportunities for contact with the exhibiting companies and huge visibility, through the huge press contingent attending the event. The Master Classes, organised in collaboration with the ICE-Italian Trade Promotion Agency and FederlegnoArredo, will again be held on the first three days of the Fair. The three architects selected for the 2013 edition are Giuseppe della Giusta, Ferruccio Laviani and Patricia Urquiola, who will discuss retail, design and architecture with design journalist and critic Olga Kosyreva. Building on its previous great success, the dedicated promotional plan for the countries in Russia’s geopolitical basin (Azerbaijan, Kazakistan, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine), set up by Cosmit and FederlegnoArredo in collaboration with ICE, under which 100 delegates from the Regions were invited to attend last year’s edition, has swung into action again this year, and the “Ceramic Tiles of Italy” cooperative will also be taking part in the event.