industry insider | Mar 6, 2020 |
AD Design Show postponed due to coronavirus; Westweek cancels keynotes
Boh staff
By Staff

In the wake of coronavirus worries, the Architectural Digest Design Show, originally scheduled March 19 to 22, has been postponed until June 25 to 28. “Growing concerns over the novel coronavirus outbreak have prompted the rescheduling by show management, Condé Nast and many of its operating partners,” read a statement released by the show’s organizers this afternoon. “Our top priority is the health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees, volunteers and staff. We will provide ongoing updates as necessary.”

The annual show is held at Pier 94 on the far west side of Manhattan. Now in its 19th year, the event, owned and operated by theMART, has become a showcase for both established brands and up-and-coming makers.

In California, the Pacific Design Center is is forging ahead with its annual Westweek showroom programming on March 18 and 19. However, today, the organizers announced that they had cancelled the keynote events in light of the continuing spread of the coronavirus.

“Many international and nonlocal participants have expressed concern over traveling to Los Angeles for the annual market, with many already canceling their trips,” read a statement. “The call has been made to put off the keynotes program this season and instead focus on the showrooms themselves and their exciting and compelling Westweek programming.”

Both announcements come on the heels of last week’s news that Salone del Mobile will be postponed and Legends of La Cienega would be canceled.

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