#Designgoeson: furniture and design trade shows in Italy and worldwide have been rescheduled, some in 2020, others in 2021

The Covid-19 health emergency has forced furniture and design trade shows around the world to revise their plans. At the beginning of the emergency, it still seemed possible to simply postpone the dates by a few months, but later it became clear that it would take several months to hold a public event, even small ones, like trade fairs. Therefore, many fairs had to be postponed until 2021. There is still some hope only for the fairs that could be postponed until the end of the year and for Chinese fairs, since China is ahead in the recovery from the emergency.

Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019, closing party

Salone del Mobile.Milano and Fuorisalone

At first, the busiest design fair in the world, the Salone del Mobile di Milano, tried to hold the 2020 edition, postponing it until June. Unfortunately, the continuing emergency made it impossible and, at the beginning of April, it was decided to postpone it until 2021. Therefore, the exhibition will be held in Milan, from 13 to 18 April 2021, for a very special edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano. As an extraordinary event, in 2021 there will be the Salone del Mobile, S Project, SaloneSatellite, and all the biennial exhibitions – International Bathroom Exhibition, Eurocucina, Euroluce, Workplace 3.0. At present, Salone del Mobile.Milano Moscow, from 7 to 10 October 2020, and Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai, in November, are confirmed.

Just like the Salone del Mobile.Milano, also the Fuorisalone and the event organized by DDN, DDNHUB, will be held in 2021.

Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019, closing party

Trade fairs dedicated to bathroom furniture and ceramic tiles

New dates for Cersaie, currently at work to combine exhibition and safety. In addition to the design of the spaces for the new itineraries, a new feature for Cersaie 2020 will be hall 37, which is still under construction.



Last February, Mostra Convegno Expocomfort scheduled new dates that are still confirmed. Therefore, it should be held in the pavilions of Rho-Fieramilano from 8 to 11 September.

The home décor sector

At present, Homi Outdoor confirms its dates, 19-22 September, along with Homi Fashion & Jewels.

Homi Outdoor 2019

It seems that Maison & Objet, the trade show held in Paris, has been confirmed for 4-8 September, during the Paris Design Week, 3-12 September.

Maison & Objet gennaio 2020, (Re)Generation, Native Union

Special events dedicated to design and architecture

Architect@Work, the professional event addressed to architects and companies, has cancelled the Rome edition but has confirmed its event in Milan. See you at MiCO-Milano Fiera Congressi on 4-5 November for the 2020 edition of Architect@Work Milano.


Design and furniture trade shows in Germany, new dates

Let’s start with Light + Building, the biennial exhibition dedicated to technical lighting organized by Messe Frankfurt. The 2020 edition, scheduled for March, was initially postponed to September. A few days ago, considering the global uncertain situation, the ZVEI and ZVEH associations and the Trade Fair Advisory Council decided to cancel the 2020 edition and redefine the biennial calendar. The next edition of Light + Building will therefore take place from 13 to 18 March 2022.

Spoga + Gafa, the exhibition dedicated to outdoor lifestyle and garden furniture, should stick to its regular dates, from 6 to 8 September 2020, in Cologne.

Spoga + Gafa 2019

Tendence, which should have been held from 27 to 30 June 2020, has been cancelled.

Orgatec, the biennial exhibition dedicated to the workplace and the contract sector, organized by Koelnmesse, has been confirmed; it will take place from 27 to 31 October in Cologne.

Orgatec 2018

Design and furniture shows in the United States

ICFF, the design show usually held in May in New York, has been postponed to May 2021 (either 15-18 or 19-21, dates to be confirmed). The novelty of the 2021 edition will be the contemporaneity of ICFF and WantedDesign, held on the same days at the Jacob Javits Center (also WantedDesign cancelled the 2020 edition). High Point Market has cancelled the spring edition and invites its audience to the fall edition, from 17 to 21 October.

London Design Festival and Design London

At present, almost all the fairs and exhibitions usually held in London in September have been confirmed. London Design Festival confirms its dates, from 12 to 20 September. 100% Design, which has planned an authentic revolution for 2020, will become Design London and should take place from 16 to 19 September in a new venue, Magazine London. London Design Fair has been definitively postponed to 2021, while the London Design Biennale is currently confirmed to take place from 8 to 27 September 2020. Also I-Made, the exhibition dedicated to made in Italy at the Saatchi Gallery, confirms the dates, September 17-20. There is still no specific information about Designjunction.

Magazine London, the new venue of 100% Design, rebranded as Design London

Trade fairs in Asia and China

MIFF- Malaysian International Furniture Fair, after being rescheduled to the end of June, has decided to cancel the 2020 edition. The next edition will therefore be held from 8 to 11 March 2021.

CIFF Guangzhou – the Guangzhou edition of the China International Furniture Fair, which was to be held in two phases, from 18 to 21 March and from 28 to 31 March – is currently planned to take place from 18 to 21 July and from 27 to 30 July. There are still no precise indications about the Shanghai edition, which is usually held during the first two weeks of September.

CIFF Guangzhou 2019

Furniture China, the international fair held in Shanghai in September every year, confirms its dates, from 9 to 12 September 2020.

Style Bangkok, from 21 to 25 October 2020, is confirmed at present.

Style Bangkok, October 2018, the lobby

Design Shanghai, initially scheduled for 11-14 March, was postponed until the end of May and has been rescheduled for 26-29 November. Design Beijing, in Beijing from 26 to 29 September, is confirmed at present.


Furniture and design shows in the Middle East

The Middle East Design & Hospitality Week confirms its dates, from 14 to 16 September, in conjunction with  Index Dubai, scheduled for 14-16 September as well. For further information about the Middle East Hospitality Week, please click here.

Dubai Design Week confirms the 2020 edition, from 9 to 14 November. In the same way, Downtown Design Dubai sticks to its schedule, from 10 to 13 November. For further information about Dubai exhibitions, please click here.

Middle East Design & Hospitality 2019