Salone del Mobile

Milanese design fair Salone del Mobile has been moved from April, to 16 – 21 June 2020. 

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. We look forward to seeing you all in Milan in June.’

In light of the news about the 59th Salone del Mobile being postponed, 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 14th edition of international art fair Art Dubai, scheduled for March 25 – 28, has been postponed. A scaled-down, ‘Dubai-focussed’ version for local cultural events will go ahead during the original dates.


  • 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 of the 17th International Venice Architecture Biennale, titled ‘How will we live together?’, has been delayed by three months. It is now scheduled to run from 29 August – 29 November 2020.
  • 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 and jewellery fair Baselworld, held in Basel, Switzerland, has been postponed until 28 January – 2 February 2021.
  • Annual Italian beauty tradeshow Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna was originally scheduled to run this month (12 – 16 March 2020). It has been postponed to 11 – 15 June 2020.
  • 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, has been postponed until June. The rescheduled dates are 26 – 28 June 2020.
  • 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 from 14 –17 May, has been postponed until early autumn.
  • Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2020, scheduled for 24 April – 10 May, has been postponed. There are plans to restage the event in 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.

North America

  • Frieze New York, due to take place 6 – 10 May 2020, has been cancelled. Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center has been postponed until summer 2020.