Every January, suppliers and decision-makers from all the sector’s major markets gather in Cologne. The IMM Cologne is the No. 1 business platform for the international furnishing sector. IMM Cologne, the first interiors show on the annual calendar, presents many of the trends that will define home design for the year ahead. The IMM Cologne 2017 will showcase innovative fabrics, smart technologies and sustainable design, among many other hot trends.
Around 1,200 companies from 50 countries are expected at the dual trade fair of IMM Cologne 2017 and LivingKitchen, which together make up a product exhibition and platform for current interior design trends. More than 100,000 pieces of furniture and furnishing items will be exhibited, and a third of those will be shown to the international market for the first time in Cologne.
Among the trends organizers have spotted for 2017 is a desire for classic forms, seen in traditional rugs that are placed in contemporary settings and sofas placed on terraces, for example.
At the IMM Cologne, the range of market-ready products you will find concentrated under one roof is unique in terms of its depth and breadth. For suppliers and demanders from all the important markets, the IMM Cologne is the most important trading venue for the global furniture trade and its informed audience.
Today, 16 January 2017, at The Stage (Hall 3.1): Todd Bracher, Peter Maly and many more as well as the Pure Talents Contest Awards Ceremony.
Find here the complete program of this event:
At the international furnishing fair IMM Cologne, the supporting program “The Stage” will be focusing on current trend developments in the furnishing and interior design sector. In 2017, too, “The Stage” will provide a wealth of informative lectures and interesting panel discussions on design-related themes, featuring renowned speakers and international participants. The program is particularly geared towards architects, interior decorators, journalists and a design interested audience. Contributions from all areas of interior design will inform the audience about current tendencies in the sector especially with trend lectures on colour, material, form and function.
For the first time at the IMM Cologne 2017, NKF Media is organising the Digital ID Day on 19 January 2017, in cooperation with Koelnmesse.
Innovation and startup experts from Berlin-based publishing company NKF Media will be responsible for the program on “The Stage”. Among IMM Cologne’s programs, a presentation forum for which designer Poonam Choudhry will discuss designing spaces that are both sustainable and smart, and art historian Chris van Uffelen will focus on the use of wooden pallets in interior design and the ways architects and designers reuse, recycle and transform them.
Scandinavian furnishings will be on display from a number of premium brands; among them, Design House Stockholm will present its products to an international audience for the first time, revealing its new Wick Chair, featuring mesh construction and a modular concept.
Green tones will also find their way into many upholsteries and textiles showcased at the fair, namely in fabric-filled presentations in the Pure Editions hall.