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Salone Del Mobile furniture fair postponed to September 2021
Italy Architecture News - Nov 27, 2020 - 11:07 6832 views
Salone del Mobile, the world's largest trade and design fair in Milan, has been postponed until September 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic all around the world.
Milan's Salone del Mobile was originally scheduled to be held between April 21-26 in Milan but the organizers of the event postponed the fair to take place from June 16-21, 2020.
A recent press statement by Salone del Mobile said the 60th edition of the Salone will not be held in its traditional date in April 2021, it will be held from September 5th to 10th, 2021.
"Being able to hold the Salone next year is an absolute priority for all those of us whose lives revolve around design. We have tried very hard over the last few weeks not to make proclamations or announcements that might subsequently have to be denied or revised in view of the evolving situation," said Claudio Luti, President of the Salone del Mobile.
"Moving the dates of the Salone del Mobile is not just a matter of rejigging the calendar, it also has to consider the many days needed to set up and dismantle the various pavilions, which in turn have to fit in with the demands of many other fairs held in the Fiera Milano spaces."
"Now that we have achieved the best possible all-round solution, thanks to the collaboration of Fiera Milano, we are in a position to confirm the new date," Luti added.
Luti added: "We also believe that moving the fair to September will leave enough time for the ongoing acute phase of the pandemic to subside and that this will provide a real chance to kickstart design at global level. We all need the Salone in Milan."
"Over the last few months, clients and designers from all over the world, and the press that follows us at international level, have been asking us constantly to confirm the dates for this edition."
"We’ll be there, and we’ll be even more attractive and more motivated, just as motivated as the companies working to design and manufacture the best possible products."
"After such a lengthy period of physical and social distancing in every sphere, we would like to be able to see the Salone as an opportunity for actual meeting and discussion, and a chance for us all to share our excitement with a city buzzing with new ideas," Luti continued.
The organizers said "the 60th edition will bring together for the first time all the product categories, representing a special moment."
Salone del Mobile Milan is not the only design and fair show postponed or cancelled due to the pandemic, all international events, trade shows and openings were postponed or cancelled so far due to the coronavirus pandemic. See the full list of postponed or cancelled events or happenings here.
Recently, MIPIM moved its traditional version of the event from March to June 7-10, 2021 in Cannes, France, while Light + Building fair and Stockholm Furniture and Light fair postponing their events until 2022.
You can see the new dates of the fairs on WAC's Upcoming Fairs page.
All images courtesy of Salone del Mobile.
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