The BIE also recognizes the Milan Triennial Exhibition of Decorative Arts and Modern Architecture (La Triennale di Milano), on the grounds of historical precedence, provided that it retains its original features.



La Triennale di Milano, established in Monza in 1923 as the first Biennial of Decorative Arts, has been located since 1933 in Milan in the Palazzo dell’Arte. Created as a showcase for modern decorative and industrial arts, with the aim of stimulating relations among the industry, production sectors and applied arts, La Triennale di Milano has soon become the main Italian event for the sectors of architecture, visual and decorative arts, design, fashion and audio/video production.

Milan Triennial Exhibitions recognized by the BIE took place in: 1933, 1936, 1940, 1947, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1988, 1991, and 1996.

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