The 30th edition of Interior Lifestyle Tokyo deferred to 2022
30 aprile 2021
It has become necessary to defer the upcoming 30th anniversary edition of Interior Lifestyle Tokyo, originally scheduled to take place from 19 – 21 May 2021 in the AOMI Exhibition Halls of the Tokyo Big Sight. The decision from Messe Frankfurt Japan Ltd comes as a result of even stricter national regulations posed due to the pandemic.
With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to affect Japan, the government issued a state of emergency until at least 11 May 2021. Because of this, the venue, Tokyo Big Sight, is currently closed for an extended period of time. Due to the uncertainties, proceeding with preparations for the fair may lead to a last-minute postponement irrespectively.
Mr Yasushi Kajiwara, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt Japan Ltd, commented: “We have held a total of seven shows since September 2020 without cluster occurrences. However, in light of the current developments unfolding in the country, we have decided to defer the show. We believe this option is in the best interest of the fair’s stakeholder groups from both a safety and business standpoint.”
Interior Lifestyle Tokyo is a leading trade fair for the international interior design market. The last physical fair held in 2019 welcomed 770 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions, and more than 21,000 visitors. Interior Lifestyle Tokyo and its sister show IFFT/ Interior Lifestyle Living are international trade fairs that introduce lifestyle concepts to the Japanese market. They are based on two of Messe Frankfurt’s most prominent annual events in Germany, Ambiente and Heimtextil.
More details about the new show date will be announced in due course. In the meantime, IFFT/ Interior Lifestyle Living will be held as scheduled at the Tokyo Big Sight from 18 – 20 October 2021.