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Reflections on Salone del Mobile 2003

The war and SARS loomed large on the organizers’ worry list. But this year’s Salone del Mobile held from April 9–14, was yet again packed with presentations, exhibitions and shows, and once again scored a hit with business operators, designers, journalists and enthusiasts.
Some 171.529 trade visitors from all over the world crowded into the Trade Fair during the six days. Sure, there were fewer people from the Far East but that was at least in part countered by the rise in attendance from Russia, Japan, the UK and US.  3,263 journalists – 1,512 from 59 countries other than Italy – descended on the various venues in search of interviews and scoops. And on Sunday, the day the fair opened to the general public, some 15,039 people took time out to visit the Salone - proof, if there was ever need, that home furnishings remain top on the average person’s wish list. Public attendance,...

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