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With the year’s design events calendar in a continued state of flux, Salone del Mobile has announced a postponement to 7 – 12 June 2022. Following the lead set by a suite of fellow industry fairs – including Maison & Objet and Stockholm Furniture and Light – the decision to delay comes amid ongoing COVID uncertainty.
The 2021 Milan show was also nudged from its usual April slot (to an autumnal September), representing two years in a row that attendees and exhibitors have faced a change of date. With this year marking 60 years of Salone, the organisers have stressed in a statement released today that the decision affords brands the time to prepare and visitors the confidence to travel.
Read the full statement from Maria Porro, the fair’s president:
“The decision to postpone the event will enable exhibitors, visitors, journalists and the entire international furnishing and design community to make the very most of an event that promises to be packed with new things, in total safety. As well as celebrating a major anniversary, the event will focus on the theme of sustainability, acting as a showcase for the progress made in this regard by creatives, designers and companies. Moving the event to June will ensure a strong presence of foreign exhibitors and professionals, which has always been one of the Salone’s strong points, and it will also give the participating companies time to plan their presence at the fair as thoroughly as possible given that, as we know, the progression from concept to final installation takes months of preparation. The desire for a Salone is increasingly strong, which is why we are working towards an event that will give everyone an opportunity to enjoy a unique, concrete and exciting experience. We are all really longing for a Salone.”
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