New dates announced for postponed cultural events

Showcasing solidarity, here is our guide to important global events happening through 2020 and 2021, and when to expect them

Cars and peoples on the road
Legendary Salone hang-out Bar Basso, as featured in the August 2007 issue of Wallpaper*
(Image credit: Massimo Vitali)

Salone del Mobile

Milanese design fair Salone del Mobile has been moved to 13 – 18 April 2021 .

Wallpaper* Editor-in-Chief Sarah Douglas says, ‘Wallpaper* has a longstanding relationship with Salone del Mobile, global design, and the greater design community. In these challenging times, we are committed to supporting all the institutions, brands and creatives that have been our generous allies and enthusiastic collaborators over the years.’

In light of the news about the 59th Salone del Mobile, we have adjusted our editorial calendar, which can be accessed here.

Other important cultural events, exhibitions and fairs that have been postponed


  • The 2020 edition of Art Basel Hong Kong, which was due to take place this month (March 2020), has been cancelled. The next iteration will take place 25 – 27 March 2021.

  • The postponed 14th edition of international art fair Art Dubai, (originally scheduled for March 25 – 28 this year), will now take place from 17 – 20 March 2021.


  • The Geneva Motorshow, which was due to start today (5 March) in the Swiss city, has moved online. Stay tuned for our digital coverage this week.

  • The opening 17th International Venice Architecture Biennale, titled ‘How will we live together?’, has been delayed to 22 May 2021.

  • In Frankfurt, Germany, leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology Light + Building, has been moved to 27 September – 2 October 2020.

  • International watch fair Watches and Wonders, held in Geneva, Switzerland, will return in April 2021.

  • Annual Italian beauty tradeshow Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna has digital events running 4-10 June 2020 and the Bologna-based show has been re-scheduled to spring 2021.

  • The Foster Foundation's ‘Future is Now' forum, which was due to be held in the Spanish capital Madrid, has been cancelled.

  • PAD Paris, the fair for collectible 20th century and midcentury design has been rescheduled to 12-17 May.

  • Copenhagen-based design fair 3daysofdesign has changed its dates to 3-5 September.

  • The 38th edition of Art Brussels, due to take place in April this year at the iconic Tour & Taxis site, has been postponed until 22 – 25 April 2021.

  • London showcase Clerkenwell Design Week has been postponed to 14-16 July.

  • The 6th edition of Photo London, due to take place at Somerset House in May, has been postponed until 7 – 11 October 2020 at the new location of Gray's Inn Gardens.

  • Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2020, scheduled for 24 April – 10 May, has been postponed until 2021.

  • The 2020 edition of Art Basel, due to take place in June, has been rescheduled. The new dates for the fair are 17 – 20 September, held at Messe Basel.

  • Biennale Interieur’s 27th edition in Kortrijk  has been postponed to 15 – 25 October 2021.

North America

  • Frieze New York, due to take place 6 – 10 May 2020, has been cancelled. The next edition of Frieze New York will take place in 2021. Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center has been postponed until later this year.

Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.