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Design Miami/ cancels upcoming Art Basel Fair and postpones Miami fair to December 2020

Switzerland Architecture News - Jun 08, 2020 - 11:43   4233 views

Design Miami/ cancels upcoming Art Basel Fair and postpones Miami fair to December 2020

Design Miami/ has announced that it will not hold its upcoming Art Basel Fair this year and decided to postpone its Miami Fair from December 2 to 6, 2020 due to the impact of the global coronavirus. 

Design Miami/ Art Basel, a satellite event of Design Miami/, had previously postponed to September 15–20, 2020 in Basel, Switzerland, but in a new press release it was announced that this year's Art Basel has been cancelled and it will now be held from June 14 to 20, 2021. 

"Over the last few months, we have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. In line with current recommendations from the Swiss government and to protect the health and safety of our exhibitors, partners, employees, and visitors, Design Miami/ has made the difficult decision in conjunction with Art Basel not to proceed with the postponed September 2020 edition of the Basel fair," said Jennifer Roberts, Chief Executive Officer.

"We look forward to welcoming you to the re-imagined edition of the Miami fair in December 2020 and the Basel edition in June 2021," Roberts added.

Design Miami/ Miami Fair is still planned to be held from December 2 to 6, 2020 at the Convention Center Drive in Miami Beach, USA.

Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. 

The event also holds a series of talks presenting the design on world’s most compelling current topics. The talks bring together leaders in the world of design that actively influence design discourse and production, offering insight into what drives creative output, criticism and the market.

Design Miami/ acts more than a marketplace for design, where the world’s top galleries gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of twentieth and twenty-first century furniture, lighting, and objets d’art.

Design Miami/Basel is one of the cancelled design events and fairs, alongside Venice Architecture Biennale 2020, Salone Del Mobile Milan Furniture Fair and MIPIM in Cannes. See the full list of cancelled and postponed events here

Top image: Herzog & de Meuron's Messe Basel Exhibition Hall. Image © Art Basel. Photo courtesy of Art Basel.

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