While we all might be wondering whether a downturn could affect our jobs, the rise in number of folks who attended the recent Salone Del Mobile design show in Milan suggests that we still seem to have the enthusiasm to keep an eye on the future. Dexigner reports that the 2008 edition of the main exhibition I Saloni had a record number of visitors – 348,000 visitors, 29 percent more than last year with 210,000 attendees coming from abroad.

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