Salone del Mobile, Milan Postponed to June due to Coronavirus Emergency
As Northern Italy faces the Coronavirus emergency, the board of directors of the major international furniture and design event, alongside Giuseppe Sala (Mayor of Milan), have announced the postponement of the 2020 edition, to run concurrently with Art Basel and Design Miami/ in Basel June 18-21, 2010)
Salone del Mobile, which is the world’s largest and most important furniture fair, was due to take place between 21 and 26 April. However, the surge in cases of the new Covid-19 strain of coronavirus in northern Italy has forced the fair to change its plans.
Organisers announced the decision in a statement tonight following an emergency meeting this afternoon.
“Following an extraordinary meeting today of the Board of Federlegno Arredo Eventi, and in view of the ongoing public health emergency, the decision has been taken to postpone the upcoming edition of the Salone del Mobile,” the statement said.
“Confirmation of the change of date for the trade fair – strongly supported by the Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala – means that the manufacturers, in a major show of responsibility, will be able to present their finalised work to an international public that sees the annual appointment with the Salone del Mobile as a benchmark for creativity and design.”