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International Biennial Workspace Exhibition
SaloneUfficio is the trade show which since 1982 has been an international point of reference for the best in furniture and accessories for offices, banks, insurance institutions, postal services and government facilities, as well as a showcase for the home office. SaloneUfficio is held on odd-numbered years along with the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Euroluce/International Lighting Exhibition, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition and the SaloneSatellite.
SaloneUfficio counts about 120 exhibitors, occupying nearly 15,000 square metres of display space, and partakes of the ever-growing crowds attending the concomitant exhibitions, which together draw more than 285,000 professionals, over 60% of whom from 160 nations; more than 5,700 journalists representing 900 Italian publications and approximately 1,500 foreign ones from 70 countries; approximately 40,000 visitors from the general public to whom the fair is open during the weekend. 

From 2002 to 2011, each edition was organised around a unifying macro-theme that infiltrated the exhibition both at the level of the selection of products on display and at the broader level of orientation toward the passage from the concept of the “world of the office” to that of the “world of work”: from Comfort & Technology (2002) to Work & Emotion (2004), from Wellness@Work (2006) to The Creativity Factory (2008 and 2011). This last theme focussed on the extent to which offices have become the factories of today, places where creativity is "produced" just as goods and services once were.
In 2013, the office was the theme for "Project: office for living", the collateral event curated by Pritzker Prize 2008 winner Jean Nouvel. In a dedicated area inside SaloneUfficio the French architect explored contemporary building concepts informed by a rejection of cloned, alienating, standardised and serially repetitive spaces, inspiring exhibitors and visitors with different ways of achieving alternative aggregation formulas. The “office for living” exhibit showcased unique and unusual work scenarios that endeavour to demonstrate that, because of their individuality, workspaces need to be able to make for happy living as well as to provide inspiration.

 
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