MILAN, Italy – Salone del Mobile.Milano, the international Milan furniture fair, has pushed back its 2021 edition to new Sept. 5-10 dates.

Typically held in April, the home furnishings show postponed its 60th run until later in the year due to concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Being able to hold the Salone next year is an absolute priority for all those of us whose lives revolve around design,” said Salone del Mobile President Claudio Luti in a release, adding that moving the fair to September should leave enough time for the pandemic’s acute phase to subside.

“Over the past few months, clients and designers from all over the world and the press that follows us at international level have been asking us constantly to confirm the dates for this edition,” Luti continued. “We’ll be there, and we’ll be even more attractive and more motivated, just as motivated as the companies working to design and manufacture the best possible products.”

He noted that after such a lengthy period of physical and social distancing across the home furnishings sector, the postponed show is an opportunity for in-person meetings and discussions.

The furniture show runs each year, along with the biennial Euroluce exhibition in odd years and EuroCucina and the International Bathroom Exhibition in even years, and in tandem with the annual International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition and Workplace3.0. These events are flanked by FTK (Technology For the Kitchen), EuroCucina’s collateral event and S.Project, the exhibition devoted to design products and decorative and technical furnishing solutions. The trade show also includes SaloneSatellite, a launchpad for young designers and a point of reference for companies on the lookout for new talent.

Under the umbrella of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, these events cover almost 2.3 million square feet, with more than 2,300 exhibitors. The show typically draws some 370,000 attendees each year, just under 70% of them from 188 countries beyond Italy.

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