The innovations at the coming imm cologne (14th to 20th January 2013) include the new trade fair theme “European Lifestyles” in Hall 1, where manufacturers from Rumania, Estonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia will be presenting themselves in attractive national pavilions.
There will also be a joint presentation by young, innovative companies from Germany, who will be presenting themselves to a broad audience here for the first time as part of a sponsorship project initiated by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. They will be joined by a number of strong individual exhibitors from various countries, including Germany, Portugal and Italy.
With the new “European Lifestyles” concept, the trade fair has created a new attraction in Hall 1 for all buyers who are just as interested in compelling quality and sales-boosting design as they are in a convincing price-performance ratio.
07. January 2013
Categories: Business, Events, News, young designers
Tags: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Business, Central Europe, Cologne, Croatia, Estonia, European Lifestyles, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany, hall 1, imm cologne 2013, Italy, Portugal, Rumania, young innovative companies
COR Sitzmöbel has contributed to this living culture at sea by outfitting 251 generously designed suites. (photo: COR Sitzmöbel)
Starting in May 2013, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is presenting an interior design (architects: psd Partner Ship Design) on board the “EUROPA 2″ which interprets luxury requirements as a modern, casual lifestyle. COR Sitzmöbel has contributed to this living culture at sea by outfitting 251 generously designed suites.
“Home is always best. We are happy to settle for second place.” With this gracious understatement, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises expresses its central aspiration: To make breaks at sea feel like a second home on all programme and design levels. “Well-being can also be calculated in terms of square meters,” says Julian Pfitzner, Head of Product Management. “Our concept addresses modern cosmopolitans with a relaxed lifestyle through maximum individuality and comfort.” These criteria are also decisive when it comes to selecting partner firms such as COR.
03. July 2012
Categories: Exhibitors, News
Tags: Austria, benches, chairs, Chanel, CONSETA, COR, COR Sitzmöbel, design, Dibbern, easy chairs, Europa 2, Germany, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, interior design, JAB Anstoetz, Julian Pfitzner, Kai Bunge, Miele, Partner Ship Design, QUANT, Schott Zwiesel, SHRIMP, Siegfried Schindler, sofas, special edition, Switzerland
Just a few weeks to go now until interzum 2011 opens its doors at Cologne Exhibition Centre from 25th to 28th May. Around 1,400 exhibitors will be presenting their latest innovations to visitors from all over the world. But interzum has far more to offer than the pure product exhibitions – a whole series of special presentations, piazzas and thematic focal points spread throughout the fair are guaranteed to make the trade show even more attractive and encourage a lively exchange of ideas.
Light and materials at the innovation of interior forum
For the second time, Hall 4.2 will be hosting the innovation of interior forum, the new attraction for architects, designers and product developers with a special focus on light and materials. In addition there is an information area, a lounge, speech and meeting zone and compact, pre-specified presentation spaces for prestigious companies that form a perfect unit both visually and thematically. The declared aim of innovation of interior is to encourage eye-level communication at state-of-the-art level with partners who share the same aims and values.
05. May 2011
Categories: Awards, Events, Innovation, News
Tags: Antonius Quodt, architects, Boulevard of Innovations, Carpentry Forum, Cologne, craftsmen, designers, European Veneer Forum, Future_bizz, German Timber Trade Federation, Germany, hall 10, hall 4.2, Hall 5.1, Hartmut A. Raiser, Hettich, ID Award, igeL e.V., innovation, International Design Award, interzum 2011, Klaus W. Göcke, Laminate Gallery, light, Lightweight Construction Association, materials, mattresses, news, nobilia, processing machines, product developers, Rehau, textile, trade fair, trade show, upholstery, veneer, Veneer & Nature Initiative, Wiemann, wood, Wöstmann, WPC materials
photo: Rolf Benz.
Homing and furnishing have become more diverse, colourful, cosmopolitan and above all, more important on a global scale. That‘s why good furniture design today is successful at every point on the map. Furniture design will always transcend boundaries, and no longer be held captive behind a national border. As the motto “design goes global“ implies, supply and demand are evolving worldwide. The international volume of trade in furniture has therefore doubled over the past nine years. That‘s good news not only for international clientele, but also for the international furniture industry.
27. December 2010
Categories: Business, Trends
Tags: 2011, Cologne, design goes global, employees, export, furniture fair, furniture industry, furniture sales, Germany, global furniture market, globalization, growth, homing, imm cologne 2011, international, market volume, prospects, retail, sales, strong demand, The furniture industry
photo: MDF Italia.
A meeting point for the international design world: from 18th to 23rd January, the imm cologne will again be drawing top brands from all over the world to Cologne. They include creative labels from Spain and Scandinavia, lifestyle firms from France, Austria and Germany as well as the old and new classics of Italian design. Together they will be proving that the first furnishing fair of the year is not just the ideal forum for staging premium interior design, it is also where the sector’s top innovations make their debut.
The Italian brands are one of the biggest groups of exhibitors. More than 60 prestigious firms will be flying the flag in Cologne, including MDF Italia, Kartell, Potocco, Bonaldo, Zeus Noto, Bensen, Softline and Matteograssi. Nor will companies like Riva, Minotti, Flexform, La Palma, Cassina, Cappellini, Poltrona Frau, Marac, Fiam, Cierre, Porada or Tonon be missing out on the chance to be part of the “imm cologne”. They will be providing some very special highlights in the Pure design hall with stylish dining rooms, expressive solid wood furniture and lavish upholstery.
23. December 2010
Categories: Exhibitors, imm pure, pure village, Trends
Tags: A.S. Création, Austria, Bensen, Bonaldo, brands, Cappellini, Cassina, Cassina I Maestri, Cierre, Claudio Luti, Cologne, creative labels, design, design brands, Exhibitors, Fiam, Flexform, France, Fritz Hansen, Furnism, Gandia Blasco, Gerald Böse, Germany, Hall 3.2, high-end brands, imm cologne 2011, italian design, Kartell, Koelnmesse, La Palma, Le Corbusier, Ligne Roset, Marac, Matteo Galimberti, Matteograssi, MDF Italia, Minotti, Nomaad, Parador, Pierre Roset, Poltrona Frau, Porada, Potocco, premium interior design, product innovations, Pure, pure village, Riva, Scandinavia, scandinavian design, Softline, Spain, Stringfurniture, Tonon, Zeus Noto, Zumtobel
At the beginning of June, the designers Patricia Urquiola (Milan) and Defne Koz (Chicago/Milan/Ankara) met up with the designer Harald Gründl (EOOS, Vienna), the textile designer Martin Leuthold (Jakob Schlaepfer, St. Gallen) and the editor Marco Velardi (apartamento, Milan/Barcelona) for a two-day imm cologne Trend Board workshop in Cologne. Here they filtered out four of the most important trends in furniture and interior design – trends that represent the different levels of style and lifestyle. Once again this year, these four interior trends are summed up in a trend book called Interior Trends 2011, complete with informative names, exemplary products and lavishly photographed settings.
The four interior trends will take on shape for the public at imm cologne in January 2011 in the form of installations. These will be presented by the members of the Trend Board in four exhibition cubes that will be part of the still relatively new trade fair format Pure Village.
15. September 2010
Categories: Interior Trends 2011, pure village, Trends
Tags: apartamento, Cologne, Defne Koz, Emotional Austerity, EOOS, furniture show, Germany, Harald Gründl, imm cologne 2011, interior design, Interior Trends 2011, Jakob Schlaepfer, lifestyle, Marco Velardi, Martin Leuthold, Patricia Urquiola, pure village, Re-Balancing, Surprising Empathy, trade fair, Transforming Perspectives, Trend Board, Trend Book, Trends