The renewed focus of leading Italian lifestyle brands such as Kartell on Europe's large furnishing trade show sends a clear signal and is resulting in more and more Italian brand names returning to Cologne. (Photo: Kartell)
Italian design is at home in Cologne. From 16 to 22 January 2012 the designer nation’s furniture and interior design culture will once again be out in full strength at imm cologne under the flag of Italy’s leading lifestyle brands. With still half a year to go before the trade show, appearances by 60 Italian exhibitors, including top brands B&B Italia, Cierre, Desalto, Driade, Living Divani and Kartell, are already certain. They will present their ranges and innovation in the “pure” design segment.
Kartell’s repeat showing at imm cologne after last year, says Managing Director Dr. Claudio Luti, is mainly due to the location’s economic importance: “From an historical viewpoint, Germany has always been a key overseas market for Kartell. The presence at the trade show and the opening of six flagship stores in recent years are a sign of our commitment in striking deep roots in German soil and on the German market. In fact, Germany is not just a primary market for Kartell, but also its principal gateway to the nations of Eastern Europe. We believe that it’s crucial to appear in Germany at reputable trade shows such as imm cologne.”
28. July 2011
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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
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