It’s no surprise that the coronavirus pandemic has forced many design events and organisers to postpone or even cancel their annual exhibitions. Some of the biggest names in the game, such as Frieze New York, have had to come to terms with entirely cancelling their show, which took months of preparation. Thankfully there are some events which have had enough time and preparation to postpone until later in the year. Here is our roundup of our favourite design events still happening during a later date…
Salon de Mobile
Used to be April 21-26 2020, now scheduled for June 16-21 2020
Perhaps one of the most anticipated annual design events from a global perspective, it was inevitable for Salon de Mobile to postpone their show dates after Italy became one of the hardest hit countries in the world. The 59th edition of the furniture fair, taking place in Milan as always, is the largest trade fair of its kind and displays the latest collections from furniture and design companies around the world. Now scheduled to take place from June 16 until 21 2020, stay updated with show news and updates on Salon de Mobile’s official website.
Clerkenwell Design Week
Used to be May 19-21 2020, now scheduled for July 14-16 2020
Showcasing some of the leading UK and international brands in a series of exhibitions, showrooms, events and special installations, Clerkenwell Design Week has quickly established itself as the UK’s leading independent design festival and has over 100 resident showrooms taking part every year. After the UK's implementation of strict measures asking individuals to stay at home where and when possible, it was clear that the event would have to move its dates. Clerkenwell Design Week looks “forward to uniting the international design community in Clerkenwell, 14-16 July.”
Used to be April 1-5 2020, now scheduled for May 12-17 2020
A pioneering event for Art and Design collectors and enthusiasts for the past 24 years, PAD “offers an intimate cocoon to those who have made decorative arts and design the core of their collection, driven by passion and heritage.” The much loved event, taking place in France’s capital that is arguably one of the most significant design hubs across Europe, the organisers behind PAD made the decision to postpone this year’s event in light of the current situation unfolding in France. Scheduled to take place between 12th and 17th of May 2020, visitors are reassured that they can get their dose of 20th and 21st Century decorative arts.
Biennale Architettura 2020
Used to be May 29-November 29 2020, now scheduled for 29 August – 29 November 2020
Without doubt one of the most globally recognised international architecture exhibitions, running this year for it 17th edition, the architecture section of the Venice Biennale never ceases to amaze. The event addresses the academic side of architecture whilst allowing architects and designers to showcase their latest projects, which are arranged in pavilions that present different themes. The bi-annual event has, as with other major design events across Europe, postponed its dates following Italy’s virus outbreak. But, fear not, as the event, held in the Biennale Gardens, is scheduled to take place for a shortened period of time between 29th of August and 29th of November 2020.