Milan: A Fresh Look at Furniture

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Each year in early April, designers and retail buyers from around the world convene in Milan for one of the design world's biggest trade shows, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. The designers' mission is to show, and the buyers' mission is to seek, what's new and innovative for each room in the home or office. The fair, first launched 45 years ago, is a peek into the future of design -- the furnishing equivalent of New York's Fashion Week or the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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