Unlike the usual April editions, this year Milan Design Week will be held in June, so here are some tips to follow to tackle the hottest week of the year:

How to best face the FuoriSalone 2022 which, for the first time, takes place in one of the hottest months of the year (from 7 to 12 June)?

Here are the tips of those who, as a professional journalist, have grinded a large number of kilometers during the previous Design Weeks.


1. Transformer clothing

During the design week, you go out in the morning with the coolness, you wriggle in the crowd with temperatures that could even exceed the perceived 25-30 degrees, and you hang around until the evening for happy hour and party, so it could be strategic to organize a backpack like a pocket closet, with various accessories, from trendy sunglasses to a sequined bow tie or clutch bag, for a quick-change and always impeccable look.

2. Golden rule: stay hydrated

In addition to comfortable shoes and clothes in natural fibers and breathable, don't forget the refillable thermal bottle to be filled with water, and supplements for an extra boost. Sunscreen and refreshing sprays (ecological) are a plus.

3. Analog tools together with digital ones

Smartphone and powerbank, but also pen and paper: the Bic, a writing tool that is perfect in its simplicity and always faithful to itself in its design, could come in handy to write down an interview or a number when the mobile phone he will leave you intoning “And with your hands, bye bye!”.

4. Moving smart and green

During the Design Week the car is out, otherwise it is worth getting stuck in traffic producing tons of Co2.

Better to use the subway, the bike, the scooter, or take advantage of the bike sharing and micro-mobility solutions: for example, in the Brera Design District the service to 'whiz' through the streets of design is Helbiz, with e-scooters and e-bikes in various hotspots (Piazza S.Marco at the corner of via Fatebenefratelli, via Borgonuovo, via Giuseppe Verdi 5 and via Tivoli) to rent with the free code 'Bluedesign2' to get two rides 15 minutes of free gift, while Swapfiets is the bike partner of the FuoriSalone circuit.

 Cover photo: Alcova 2021. Ph. DSL Studio - Piercarlo Quecchia