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Salone del Mobile confirms move to June for 2022 edition

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The Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan has confirmed that its 60th anniversary edition will be postponed to June 7-12 “to ensure a strong presence of foreign exhibitors and professionals”.

As predicted by Dezeen last week, the fair announced today that the fair will be moved from April due to the latest wave of Covid-19.

The 60th edition of Salone del Mobile, the largest and most important furniture fair in the world, will now be held at the Fiera Milano exhibition center in early June.

June anniversary edition focused on sustainability

According to the show, which was canceled in 2020 and postponed to 2021, the decision to move this year’s edition was due to safety concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The decision to postpone the event will allow exhibitors, visitors, journalists and the entire international furnishing and design community to make the most of an event that promises to be rich in novelties, in complete safety”, said Maria, president of the Salone del Mobile. Porro.

“As well as celebrating a major anniversary, the event will emphasize the theme of sustainability, acting as a showcase for the progress being made in this regard by creatives, designers and businesses.”

By moving the fair to the summer, Salone del Mobile hopes to attract more international attendees.

“Moving the event to June will ensure a strong presence of foreign exhibitors and professionals, which has always been one of the highlights of the Show, and it will also give participating companies time to plan their presence at the show as well as possible, being given that, as we know, progressing from concept to final installation takes months of preparation,” said Porro.

“The desire for a Salone is growing stronger and stronger, which is why we are working on an event that will give everyone the opportunity to live a unique, concrete and exciting experience. We all yearn for a Salone.”

Salone del Mobile latest in line of canceled or postponed events

Last year, the show was moved to September from its traditional April slot, also due to the pandemic.

It was held in a smaller version called Supersalone and a number of visitors to Milan Design Week, which takes place in tandem with the show, told Dezeen that the event showed that “less is better”.

Several other Milan shows have also moved their dates due to the pandemic, including transport show Transpotec, eyewear show Mido and travel show Bit.

Globally, design events that have been canceled or postponed due to the current health crisis include IMM Cologne in Germany, Maison&Objet in France and Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair in Sweden.

We recently published a guide to the top 25 design shows coming in 2022, many of which feature revised dates due to the pandemic.

The Salone del Mobile will take place from June 7 to 12 in Milan. Check out the Dezeen Events Guide for up-to-date information on architecture and design events around the world.

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