It doesn’t get any better than this: full halls, the most important players from Germany and abroad and a cornucopia of ideas across all the different segments for furniture buyers from all over the world to pick and choose from – that’s the imm cologne. Some of the more than 1,000 exhibitors are already speaking very openly about their expectations of the international furniture and interior design event in January 2013, as well as about the new products they will be showing there for the first time.
Koelnmesse is looking forward to a very successful imm cologne 2013: a total of 1,050 exhibitors from more than 50 countries have confirmed their attendance, 625 of them from abroad. Together with the international kitchen event LivingKitchen, the trade fair will be filling the 280,000 square metres of gross floor space in halls 1 to 11 to capacity.
07. December 2012
Categories: Exhibitors, imm comfort, imm prime, imm pure, imm sleep, imm smart, LivingKitchen, News, Pure Editions, pure textile, pure village, Trends
Tags: Andreas Lechner, B&B Italia, Bretz, Création Baumann, Exhibitors, furniture, Hilding Anders, imm cologne 2013, innovations, interior design, international, Jeannick Breine, Jori, Koziol, Machalke, Martin Frutig, Maxalto, MDF Italia, Minotiitalia, new products, Norbert Bretz, Nya Nordiska Textiles, outdoor, RAL, Ramón Esteve, Rolf Benz, Stefan Heiliger, Umberto Cassina, Zeitraum
Pure Editions now offers exhibitors a third dimension for presenting themselves. Here too, the architecture is consistently designed but in this case also totally open, providing a stage for a strong statement by visionary brands. (photo: Koelnmesse GmbH)
At the international interior design show in Cologne, exclusive design brands have always been keen on coming together to form inspiring clusters. As a result, during the last imm cologne, some exhibitors had to move their style icons a little closer together in the legendary design stronghold of the No. 11 halls. The Cologne fair therefore wants to set aside even more space for this segment in future – with a new level in Hall 3, a new format and new exhibition concepts. Because for both the trade fair organisers and their exhibitors, it isn’t just the quantity of space that counts, but the quality of that space as well.
The design brands’ presentations also attract a great deal of attention from visitors. This is where they can find concentrated clusters of innovations, unusual product displays and lifestyle. It was precisely because of this group of exhibitors’ uncompromising design orientation that the organisers decided to name the segment “Pure”. Since the show moved into the new exhibition halls, anybody who wants to get an idea of the latest original interior design ideas and avant-garde designs from the wide spectrum on offer at the imm cologne has been able to find what he is looking for under this name in the three halls 11.1, 11.2 and 11.3.
01. June 2012
Categories: Pure Editions, pure textile, pure village, [d3] design talents
Tags: avant-garde design, Chivasso, Christian Fischbacher, Création Baumann, creative brands, design, Dick Spierenburg, hall 11, Hall 11.1, Hall 11.2, hall 11.3, hall 3, Hall 3.2, imm cologne 2013, innovations, interior design, JAB Anstoetz, Kinnasand, Nya Nordiska, Pure, Pure Editions, pure village, Sahco, textile specialists, top brands, Wellmann, Zimmer + Rohde, [d³] design talents
“Sensational. It was our best interzum ever,” was the general consensus amongst exhibitors at the end of this year’s interzum. With 52,400 trade visitors from 147 countries, the leading international trade fair for the furniture supplier industry was able to announce growth of 13 percent as compared to the previous event in 2009. The internationality of the visitor structure, traditionally always high anyway, increased significantly this year with a plus of 24 percent.
“I’m absolutely thrilled. What’s been happening here over the last few days is incredible. For four days, the exhibitors have been showing what I can only describe as a firework display. The industry has been celebrating itself – with good reason,” concludes Frank Haubold, product manager of interzum and director of the imm cologne. “With this interzum, Koelnmesse has definitely underlined its position as a beacon for the furniture industry. I don’t believe there is any other trade fair venue in the world where three absolute leading events for the respective sectors take place so successfully, in such concentrated form and in such a brief space of time. We are creating precedents for an extremely promising future,” says a visibly satisfied Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse.
This year’s interzum was the international meeting point for the supplier industry. The mood was extremely good, exhibitors were able to make new contacts and boost business. And visitors had the opportunity to get a comprehensive overview of what the sector has to offer. There were sophisticated newly developed products on show in all segments.
28. May 2011
Categories: Awards, Business, Exhibitors, Innovation, interzum, Trends
Tags: architects, Blum GmbH, CEO, Cologne, designers, developers, Events, Frank Haubold, Gerald Böse, guided tours, Hettich Holding GmbH & Co. oHG, innovation of interior, innovations, interior architects, interzum, interzum 2011, interzum award, Julia Sohler, Koelnmesse GmbH, red dot, special exhibition, supporting programme, trade fair, trade show, trade visitors, tradesmen, VDID newcomer award, Wolfgang Steib
Best of the Best: the material Naturalia by Arpa - one of the winners of the interzum award. (Foto: Arpa)
It’s time for round six: once again in 2011 the coveted “interzum award: intelligent material & design” will be presented at interzum. With submissions from a total of 19 countries, the design prize is more international than ever before, proving that this award now enjoys the highest recognition worldwide and acts as a reliable biennial way marker for extraordinary innovations.
For over 50 years the interzum trade fair has been a meeting place for the international supplier industry and, above all, a source of inspiration for industry, crafts and trade. Nowhere else in the world will you find such a wealth of innovations that have a decisive influence on the products of tomorrow. In keeping with this, ten years ago Koelnmesse launched the “interzum award: intelligent material & design” in cooperation with red dot projects.
11. May 2011
Categories: Awards, interzum
Tags: award, best of the best, Cologne, Danny Venlet, high product quality, innovations, interzum, interzum 2011, interzum award, interzum award: intelligent material & design, Martin Bergmann, Masayo Ave, Peter Zec, Sergey Shustov, special exhibition
Miele’s fair stand for LivingKitchen in Cologne is dominated by an outsized cube. (photo: Miele)
Visitors to the LivingKitchen show will find the Miele stand in Hall 4.2 impossible to miss: The centre of the approximately 720 square-metre exhibition space will be occupied by a big cube intended to embody continuity and durability – characteristics that are often attributed to Miele’s products. But as well as its symbolic meaning, the cube boasts practical benefits too: its interior is furnished as a stylish café.
But it’s not just the cube that will be attracting attention: the products themselves are eye-catchers in their own right. The varied and versatile design of the fitted appliances serves as the overarching theme. Miele will be arranging ensembles according to design worlds, so that for instance combinations of ovens, hybrid steam/convection ovens and fully automatic coffee machines will be shown entirely in Black, Brilliant White Plus, Stainless Steel and the Fire & Ice interpretations. Fire & Ice are the new design worlds Miele has developed for exclusive interior styles. Fire is meant to appeal to fans of an upmarket design language that conveys a unique sense of value – a value that is expressed in features such as glossy gold-plated handles. In contrast, the distinctive feature of the Ice series is its cool, purist appearance. Visitors to the Miele stand can find out intuitively which design world harmonises best with their personal interior style.
29. September 2010
Categories: Events, Exhibitors, LivingKitchen
Tags: Black, Brilliant White Plus, café, design, eye-catcher, Fire & Ice, fully automatic coffee machines, hall 4.2, hybrid steam/convection ovens, infotainment, innovations, Miele, Miele’s Table Artists, ovens, professional chefs, Stainless Steel, stylish
imm cologne presents the hit guide 2010 – including a wide range of innovative and new products presented in Cologne. Are you searching for spectacular products, a distinctive trend or a clever product idea at imm cologne? Then the hit guide 2010 is exactly what you are looking for.
Once again in 2010 the imm cologne will publish the “hit guide”, a special offer for the member of the international press. In its handy pocket size and with lots of color illustrations and short product descriptions, it provides an overview of all the big and small highlights at the fair.
The guide is compiled and selected by the “hit scouts” who based their selection on all the new products and innovations registered by the exhibitors in the run-up to the event.
For journalists: the hit guide will be available as print version.
hit guide 2010 – feel free to download it now!
You can download the latest hit guide here (pdf-file, 4 MB):
hit guide 2010, Part 1
hit guide 2010, Part 2
12. January 2010
Categories: Press, Service
Tags: brands, download, hit guide, imm cologne 2010, innovations, new products, PDF, Press, product ideas, products, Service, Trends
Boulevard of Innovations offers an interior design show of an entirely different stripe.
Wandering along the Boulevard at imm cologne you can take in new developments and exciting innovations at your leisure.
There is no quicker and simpler way to take in the latest highlights from the leading manufacturers out of the enormous overall offerings.
In this exhibition the pinnacles of cutting edge design are displayed, along with all the products that have been nominated for the interior innovation award, as well as the prize winning designs.
14. December 2009
Categories: Awards, Exhibitors, Trends
Tags: award, Boulevard of Innovations, cutting edge design, design, Exhibitors, imm cologne 2010, innovations, interior design, interior innovation award, new products, Trends
D³ Design talents offers a space for young, creative talents in hall 3.1. A new generation of designers will be presenting innovations and visionary concepts for the future of domestic living.
An abundance of inspired – and at times provocative – designs will provide a great deal of inspiration and lots of fresh ideas for the interior design of tomorrow.
The success of this format can be seen by the many designers who have been discovered here by internationally renowned companies and whose designs have gone on to become part of exclusive collections. D³ Design talents is both a taste of things to come and a springboard for a career in design.
07. December 2009
Categories: Trends, young designers, [d3] design talents
Tags: architecture, career, Cologne, competition, design, exhibition, hall 3.1, imm cologne 2010, innovations, interior design, interior design of tomorrow, international, product design, Trends, visionary concepts, young designers, [d³] design talents, [d³] professionals, [d³] schools
Life in the home is changing. The distinctions between kitchen and living room and between bathroom and bedroom are becoming increasingly fluid. Factors such as lighting, textiles and accessories are becoming more significant in the new furnishing worlds. As a furnishings trade fair, Pure Village (hall 3.2) at imm cologne 2010 will impressively present these trend themes.
02. November 2009
Categories: pure village, Trends
Tags: architects, bathroom, bathroom design, boundaries become fluid, concentration on presentation, design, designers, Dick Spierenburg, furniture design, Hall 3.2, imm cologne 2010, innovations, innovative room concepts, interior design, lifestyle, new and creative impulse, overall furnishing concepts, private spa, pure village, Trends, Video
Gerald Böse, CEO of the Koelnmesse Executive Board
imm cologne 2010 – Remarks by Gerald Böse, Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH, at the European Press Conference on imm cologne 2010, in Cologne on 13th May 2009
Ladies and gentlemen,
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you today to Cologne for our press conference on imm cologne. Thank you for taking the time to find out what’s new at imm cologne.
Ladies and gentlemen, this year’s imm cologne has had a polarizing effect. There have been many positive comments about it, but I won’t hide the fact that there has also been criticism. It was therefore all the more important to reflect on various issues after the fair was over. Specifically, this means we must ask ourselves what the imm cologne of the future has to look like in order to retain and enhance its value for customers. What kinds of activities will be in tune with the times? In short, we have to let the exhibitors and visitors know just why imm cologne is the best option.
14. May 2009
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