There is no need to name the reason why Bellavista Collection has recently put production of its Italian luxury furniture on hold. The entire world now knows what the abbreviation COVID 19 stands for.
Unfortunately, the pandemic is in full swing. So, as a part of the global and national effort to combat it, Bellavista Collection suspends both production and delivery of already produced pieces to customers for at least three weeks. All of Bellavista’s workshops are temporary closed.
Such a step is not surprising; most businesses have done the same.
Well, halting offline operations doesn’t mean the end of any business activity. Companies’ websites remain fully operational, and so is phone support of existing customers. The managerial staff works from home. Everything that could be done online is being done online.
Bellavista Collection is no exception. Its website is available as usual, and you are welcome to visit it, browse through excellent pieces it offers and pick something for your home. You can well place orders on the website at any time – but please note that processing these orders will be postponed. You should be aware that if you order, say, a dining table today, you will receive it when it is produced, i.e. after Bellavista’s workshops restart their work.
Bellavista Collection is looking forward to the time when it will be possible to resume its activity in full. Until then, we all can just hope that the pandemic won’t last long.
Salone Internazionale del Mobile Misses an Edition: 2021 Follows 2019
What was lately just discussed, now is known for sure: the 59th edition of Salone Internazionale del Mobile won’t take place this year.
Initially, iSaloni 2020 had been scheduled for April 21-26, 2020. Then was re-scheduled to June 16-21. But, due to the Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic gaining momentum, it became obvious that previous predictions had been too optimistic. That is why, the only possible solution to this grave problem was to cancel the event altogether. It is easy to understand that it was a reasonable step.
Being not only the oldest and the most prestigious, but also the biggest trade event in the industry, Salone del Mobile brings together thousands of exhibitors and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. For example, in 2019 there were 2,418 of exhibitors and 386,236 of attendees. What is more, the Design Week that takes place in Milan simultaneously with iSaloni, turns this city into the global capital of design, which means even more participants and visitors. All things considered, it becomes clear that holding such a big global event (a bunch of big events, in fact) is too big of a risk. Nobody can guarantee that pandemic is completely over by mid-June: what if it isn’t?
So, the nearest edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile will take place next year, between 13 and 18 April 2021 – as Claudio Luti, President of the Salone del Mobile, wrote in his address to the exhibitors of the cancelled iSaloni 2020. Sad news… but every cloud has a silver lining, you know.
In the same address, Claudio Luti promised that the 60th edition will be really special. Along with marking the 60th anniversary of the exhibition, iSaloni 2021 will gather all the iSaloni’s biennial collateral events under one roof – for the first time ever. They all will take place simultaneously: the exhibitions traditionally held in odd years, such as Euroluce (International Lighting Exhibition), will be held adjacent to the ones that take place in even years, like EuroCucina FTK (Technology For the Kitchen) and Salone Internazionale Del Bagno (the International Bathroom Exhibition).
“This situation is putting our companies to the test; it is a really difficult moment that we have never experienced. But I am sure that none of us has ever stopped planning and thinking about the future… United we will come out stronger and we will have a unique and special Salone 2021.” – Claudio Luti wrote.
Don’t Panic, Stay at Home, Cheer Up – but DO Obey the Rules
Nothing lasts forever, and the COID-19 pandemic will definitely come to an end sooner or later. What we can do is to take every measure to make it elapse sooner rather than later.
We all are being told not to panic and stay at home – over and over again, ad nauseam. Following these advice may be hard especially for an outgoing and sociable person – but, alas, it is a must for everyone. And so is washing hands, avoiding contacts, wearing a mask, etc. By following these recommendations, you are not only protecting your health but also caring for other people as well.
Experts say that COVID 19 is most dangerous to older people and those who have certain chronic conditions. It means that if you are young and healthy, you are extremely likely to have mild disease and recover quickly… But what about your older relatives – or that nice elderly couple living next door?
So do stay at home. There’ll be days with lots of hugs and handshakes, visiting friends and going to picnics. Concerts, travelling, gyms and parties – all this will be later. Just wait a bit.
In fact, it is possible to find something positive even in self-isolation. Now lots of people got enough time to read books, listen to music, watch movies, or do spring cleaning at last. Skype, Viber, Telegram, and other messengers enable you to talk to the people you love for as long as you wish. Social networks will help you stay in touch with your friends.
Watch good comedies, share jokes – humor helps stay positive and optimistic. Everything that puts a smile on your face is good for your health: now it’s true as never before.
All in all, this nasty quarantine will end. Until then, let’s take precautions and hope for the best!