Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak is impacting businesses across the country. Here you'll find the latest developments, including event cancelations and postponements, larger impacts to the home furnishings and interior design industries, and solutions businesses are implementing to stay operational.

Classy Art Cancels High Point Kick off Party Due to Coronavirus

Due to the immediate threat of COVID-19, Classy Art is canceling its bi-annual High Point Market Kick off party. With attendance levels and the market as a whole in question, Classy Art feels that it…

New York Home Fashions Market Week Canceled Due to Coronavirus

The Home Fashion Products Association (HFPA) has canceled the New York Home Fashions Market, scheduled to for March 23-26 in New York City. “The HFPA is cancelling the Home Textiles Market,…

41 Madison Cancels New York Tabletop Show

The New York Tabletop Show, scheduled for March 31-April 3 in New York City, has been canceled due to concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a statement from 41 Madison. “As Coronavirus…

Architectural Digest Design Show Postponed Due to Coronavirus

In a statement posted on the event website, officials for the Architectural Digest Design Show announced that the show has been postponed to June 25-28, 2020 due to concerns about the coronavirus.…
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NRF Says Coronavirus Impact on Imports to be Bigger Than Previously Expected

The coronavirus outbreak is expected to have a longer and larger impact on imports at major U.S. retail container ports than previously believed as factory shutdowns and travel restrictions in China…
High Point Market will maintain its April dates
High Point Market will stay on schedule, coronavirus precautions in place

High Point Market to Stay on Schedule, Coronavirus Precautions in Place

Amid Coronavirus concerns, the High Point Market Authority has released a statement announcing that there will be no date changes to spring High Point Market, which kicks off on April 25, 2020. The…
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(Photo: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Petra Welzel)

Light + Building Postponed Until September 2020

In view of the increasing spread of the coronavirus in Europe and after intensive consultations, Messe Frankfurt has decided to postpone Light + Building. The world’s leading trade fair for lighting…

Hong Kong Lighting Fair Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

In a statement posted on the event website, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) announced that eight HKTDC trade fairs, including the Hong Kong International Light Fair (Spring Edition),…

High Point Market Authority Addresses Coronavirus Concerns

As spring market nears, the High Point Market Authority is monitoring closely updates regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including reports from the CDC, State Department and World Health…

China International Furniture Fair Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

In a letter posted on the event website, organizers of the China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) announced that the event, scheduled for March 18-21, has been postponed due to concerns about the…