MILAN, ITALY — Salone del Mobile has been rescheduled from April to September 2021 in an effort to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health and safety of attendees and exhibitors, show organizers announced.
Salone del Mobile, held annually in Milan, Italy, is the largest trade fair in the world and is widely considered as the leading international venue for the display of new products by manufacturers of cabinetry, furniture, lighting and other home furnishings.
The 60th edition of the six-day event will take place not in April, as is traditionally the case, but from Sept. 5-10, 2021.
“Being able to hold Salone is an absolute priority for all those of us whose lives revolve around design,” said Salone del Mobile President Claudio Luti. “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-around solution, thanks to the collaboration of Fiera Milano, we are in a position to confirm the new date.”
According to Salone del Mobile organizers, moving the trade show to September “will leave enough time for the ongoing acute phase of the pandemic to subside and this will provide a real chance to kickstart design at global level.”
“After such a lengthy period of physical and social distancing in every sphere, we’d 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,” organizers added. “The 60th edition will bring together for the first time all product categories, representing a special moment.”
Additional information can be accessed by visiting www.salonemilano.it.