new dates announced for milan’s salone del mobile 2022


milan design week 2022: salone del mobile — the world’s biggest furniture design fair — has been postponed to june. this year’s event was originally set to take place in april but will now go ahead from june 7-12, 2022, with ‘a plethora of new things’.


the revised dates were confirmed by maria porro, president of the salone del mobile.milano. porro explained, ‘the decision to postpone the event will enable exhibitors, visitors, journalists and the entire international furnishing and design community to make the very most of an event that promises to be packed with new things, in total safety.’


‘as well as celebrating a major anniversary, the event will focus on the theme of sustainability, acting as a showcase for the progress made in this regard by creatives, designers and companies. moving the event to june will ensure a strong presence of foreign exhibitors and professionals, which has always been one of the salone’s strong points, and it will also give the participating companies time to plan their presence at the fair as thoroughly as possible given that, as we know, the progression from concept to final installation takes months of preparation. the desire for a salone is increasingly strong, which is why we are working towards an event that will give everyone an opportunity to enjoy a unique, concrete and exciting experience. we are all really longing for a salone.’

salone del mobile could take place on june 2022 - instead of its april date
images courtesy salone del mobile



the new dates announced today follow speculation last week from multiple sources. porro previously said to italian newspaper corriere della sera, ‘fiera milano is doing an extraordinary job in managing and reorganizing calendars. as far as we are concerned, exhibitors’ adhesions are very good and confirm their trust in the event. in this moment I think it is essential to create a system. we, for our part, are now prepared to manage the different scenarios in the best possible way.’

salone del mobile could take place on june 2022 - instead of its april date

italian company molteni’s installation at supersalone 2021



the special 2021 salone del mobile event — the supersalone — even if much smaller in size, concluded with a positive outcome, also thanks to the cross-cutting format. safety remains the top concern for event organizers, and ongoing travel restrictions are another huge barrier, subject to change at short notice, making it difficult to do the kind of forward planning that is necessary.


cancellations, postponements and reformatting – many fairs around the world have not taken place during the COVID-19 pandemic. this has also affected trade shows slated to go live in 2022, including IMM cologne, paris’ maison et objet (read more on designboom here) and the stockholm furniture & light fair (read more on designboom here.) some have moved to online-only events for now.