Entrance of Salone del Mobile.Milano -Photo by Salone del Mobile.
Coronavirus – Salone del Mobile.Milano, the world’s most influential furniture fair which was originally scheduled in April and has already been postponed to June has been suspended due to Covid-19. “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 Satellite @ Salone del Mobile.Milano – Photo by Salone del Mobile.Milano.
Milan and Lombardy are one of the regions most hit by the pandemic in the world. While the figures start to gives signs of a slow decreasing, the emergency is still high and lockdown has been postponed until the middle of April. Yesterday, 848 people tested positive to COVID bringing the total of cases to 6.966.
Last year, the fair welcomed almost 400.000 visitors but the whole city thrived with Fuorisalone – a week-long diffuse festival featuring over 1.700 events. Milan Design Week is the most important event in the city and is worth 120m € for the fair plus 250m € for hotels, installations and events.
The next edition of the fair will now take place from 13th to 18th April 2021
It will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Salone. 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.
Visitor at Euroluce – Photo by Salone del Mobile.
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