Typically, spring is a thrilling time for the global design industry, the calendar crammed with high-profile fairs, exhibitions, and more. With health and safety as the ultimate priorities, some of the most anticipated industry events have been forced to reschedule. Join My Design Agenda and discover the design eventsthat have been postponed.
SALONE DEL MOBILE
The world’s largest and most important furniture fair was originally scheduled to take place from 21 to 26 April 2020. This year’s edition has been suspended until 13-18 April 2021.
Originally scheduled to take place from 1 to 5 April, PAD Paris has been postponed until 19-25 October.
LONDON CRAFT WEEK
Originally scheduled to take place from 27 April to 3 May, London Craft Week has been postponed until 30 September – 8 October.
LIGHT + BUILDING
Innovations in lighting and building-services technology should have gotten the limelight March 8–March 13 at Messe Frankfurt, but Light +Buildinghas been pushed back to September 27–October 2.
THE ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST DESIGN SHOW
This expansive showcase of furniture, accessories, lighting, and kitchen and bath products, peppered with seminars and culinary demonstrations, has been rescheduled from March 19–22 to June 25–28 at New York’s Pier 94.
DESIGN MIAMI/BASEL AND ART BASEL
Design Miami/ Basel and Art Basel, originally scheduled to take place in June, now won’t happen until this September. A statement released by Art Basel at the time of the announcement read: “This decision was taken in close consultation with a wide range of gallerists, collectors, partners, and external experts, with the goal of both protecting the health and safety of our community, and ensuring that the fair will be attended by the largest possible number of collectors, curators, and arts professionals from our global network.”
As covered by AD PRO on March 17, NYCxDesign is no longer happening, but select events and programming will be held this fall. Edward Hogikyan, vice president and executive director of NYCxDesign, said: “NYCxDesign was conceived to bring New York together in celebration of the incredible talent in the city, and the tremendous examples of international design that are shown here.” Originally planned for: May 12–20; now scheduled for: October 2020.
KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOW HOUSE NEW YORK
The New York Kips Bay Decorator Show House has been postponed indefinitely, pushing the annual event back from its original May start date. As of now, the organization has not released updates on when the showcase will be rescheduled.
OBJET & THING
Abby Bangser’s Object & Thing may be a relatively new event, but it’s something those in the know were looking forward to this spring. Now, however, it won’t take place until late next fall. Luckily, the fair did just unveil a delightful show at Independent. Originally scheduled for: May 7–10; now scheduled for: November 13–15
One of Asia’s premier design events, the seventh installment of Design Shanghai, spanning the contemporary, classic and luxury, collectibles, kitchen and bathroom, workplace, and new materials and applications realms, has moved from March 12–15 to May 26–29 at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.
CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK
Clerkenwell Design Week was going to take place in late May, but now it’s being planned for July 14-16.
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