The 2020 edition of Milan's Salone del Mobile furniture fair has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and will next take place from 13 to 18 April 2021.
Cancellation will have a huge impact on Milan's economy, Traldi said. "We are talking about 120 million euros for the Salone del Mobile alone. And another 250 million if we add the proceeds for moving, welcoming and supporting the visitors."
The fair and the related fuorisalone events that take place around the city draw around 500,000 people to the city each year.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation or postponement of almost every architecture and design event this spring and summer. The Venice Architecture Biennale in Venice has been postponed, while MIPIM in Cannes has been cancelled and the Olympics has been pushed to 2021.
Source: Tom Ravenscroft