BY AILEEN KWUN
With more than 2,000 exhibitors from over 165 countries showing during Milan Design Week, it’s no wonder that the annual city-wide festival is regarded as a launchpad and forecast for the most anticipated design news and launches of the coming year. In addition to the week’s economic anchor, the Salone del Mobile trade show held at the Rho fairgrounds a few miles outside of the city, Fuorisalone (which literally translates to “outside Salone”) sees Milan’s showrooms, galleries and 19th-century palazzos taken over by installations, events, and parties for a six-day celebration of design, beauty, and innovation. All told, around 1,500 Fuorisalone events are scattered throughout the city this year. Sound overwhelming? Here’s a recap of the most buzzed-about sights and the four biggest trends to emerge from Milan Design Week this year…….