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Salone del Mobile Milan furniture fair postponed to 2021

Italy Architecture News - Mar 30, 2020 - 13:46   1467 views

Salone del Mobile Milan furniture fair postponed to 2021

Milan's Salone del Mobile, the world's largest trade and design fair, has now been postponed to 2021 due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic all over the world. 

Salone del Mobile Milan was originally scheduled to be held between April 21-26 in Milan but then the organizers of the event have postponed to take place from June 16-21, 2020.

In a latest announcement made by the Board of the Salone del Mobile.Milano on March 27, they announced that the event will now take place from 13th to 18th April 2021. 

"The decision to postpone was made by the Board of the Salone del Mobile.Milano in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that is spreading to almost every country in the world," stated the event. 

"The situation that led to the original change of date from April to June, announced on 25th February, has fundamentally changed. Although we were determined to keep to the June date, to allow the annual event to take place as planned, the present, unprecedented circumstances and medium-term uncertainties now mean that this year’s Salone can no longer go ahead."

Salone del Mobile Milan furniture fair postponed to 2021

"The 2021 edition, which will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Salone, will be a special event for the entire sector. For the first time ever, all the biennial exhibitions will be held in conjunction with the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, Workplace3.0, S.Project and SaloneSatellite." 

"This means that EuroCucina, FTK – Technology For the Kitchen and the International Bathroom Exhibition will also take place next year, along with Euroluce, which was already scheduled for 2021." 

"This single, great sector-wide trade fair will represent a fresh opportunity to pull together to revitalise our businesses, the entire supply chain that works in synergy with the Salone, and Milan," added the organizers. 

Salone del Mobile is not the only design and fair show postponed or cancelled due to the pandemic, several Chinese and other international events, trade shows and openings were postponed or cancelled so far. See the full list of postponed or cancelled events or happenings here

Recently, MIPIM moved its traditional version of the event to next year, but a two-day gathering is planned to take place in September in Paris, France. 

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