Have you ever been in Milan for the Salone del Mobile? Besides the international furniture exhibition, which is one of the most important in the world, during this week Milan really becomes the world’s design capital. With the FuoriSalone events, every corner of the city is like an item in a design museum and every evening many cocktail parties are hosted by furniture shops, fashion showrooms, bars and restaurants. For Milan it is definitely the most amazing week in the year.

But, if you haven’t booked your accommodation by now, you’ll struggle find anything. Every single room in every hotel has been fully booked for months. So what should you do, if you desperately want to visit Milan during the Salone del Mobile? Join Facebook! Yes, join Facebook and visit the group ‘Adopt a designer’ hosted by Nadia El-Iman and Alberto Cottica.

“During furniture fair in Milan accommodations are very expensive and hard to find.” Nadia says “Help a designer on a tight budget to make it to the event by giving them a place to sleep. What´s in it for you? You might make some new friends. Both designers and people with spare beds/couches are invited to join the group.”