Letting their light shine

Italian designers Eleonora Barbareschi (left) and Alessandra Mantovani at Milan Design Week posing under their suspended lamp featuring a reproduction of the dome of St Peter's Basilica.

The event, in its 55th year, is the international benchmark showcase for furnishing and design and comes with a wide range of products, services and events.

More than 300,000 industry professionals from over 160 countries are attending to cast their eyes over the latest products being showcased by more than 2,400 exhibitors.

Three collateral events being held alongside the trade show proper are dedicated to living concepts, classical furniture and architectural finishings.

The design week opened on Tuesday at the Rho Milan fairgrounds and will end on Sunday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 15, 2016, with the headline 'Letting their light shine'. Subscribe