(New York, NY – July 19, 2021) After careful consideration, the NY Luxury Design Fair has decided to make the very difficult decision to postpone the inaugural event to September 8–11, 2022, due to ongoing complications related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fair has found great enthusiasm and support from prestigious media partners, A&D trade organizations, and many leading manufacturers, and expected robust ticket sales from trade professionals and consumers eager to attend. Unfortunately, many confirmed and prospective exhibitors, local and abroad, have communicated continued challenges including unpredictable future health concerns, managing product backlogs, current workforce shortages and travel bans, limiting corporate policies, and delayed shipping timelines.
The situation is compounded by many regular and prospective exhibitors deciding to forgo participating in all trade shows in 2021. Show management felt the fair, which was designed to showcase a wide range of products across key design categories, would not present the optimal level of luxury offerings without the full roster of premier brands. With this and all stakeholders’ best interests in mind, it was decided thatthe best course of action is to postpone the fair to ensure the most successful luxury lifestyle fair in 2022. This is disappointing news, but the show team and partners have laid a strong foundation for next year, September 8-11, 2022, and there is every confidence that it will have an exceptional debut.
The NY Luxury Design Fair team would like to thank all confirmed exhibitors, media partners, industry organizations, and the greater design community for their support. They look forward to resuming conversations in early 2022.
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