Review of International furniture and interiors fair of cologne 2018

“Das Haus” – a walk-in simulation of a home designed by Lucie Koldova this year – was once again one of the trade fair highlights in every sense of the term as light played a key role in the installation. Lighting, bathrooms and the smart home were the focus topics for this edition of the fair, and particular emphasis was placed on them in the Pure Architects concept hall. By examining these themes, the 360-degree interiors show addressed three crucial future issues that are set to be increasingly important in interior design.

Imm Cologne, to meet the changing needs of consumers, who are witnessing momentous social, economic and cultural changes, which are inevitably also rapidly changing their way of experiencing the home and living area. The old concept of a living room is gradually being replaced by a new idea of a space that becomes a place of refuge, serenity and sharing, where technology is focused on comfort and design.

The international furniture and interiors fair imm cologne is the platform for interior design and interior business. Our array of exhibitors covers every category in the furniture and interiors industry, providing a market overview with a unique diversity of product worlds and furnishing styles.

The interiors fair imm cologne present as the first in the new year the freshest trends in the furnishing industry. Newcomer, designer and 1.000 exhibitors from over 50 countries will show you the recent innovation from all over the world. The exhibition is a forum for international communication, exciting ideas and is giving new impulse for the future.

From market-ready collections to the visions of premium designers, from big names to exciting newcomers, from basic to luxury: more than 1,200 exhibitors from 50 countries will be showing the new, the exciting, the practical, “never seen before designs” and the unprecedented. The best designers and international experts will provide insights into the developments of the industry.

Imm provides comprehensive, concise and clearly structured overview of the international world of interior design. From living rooms to bathrooms, from entry-level to high-end. With these changes, exhibitors will be able to generate high-quality contacts among their target groups and inform visitors efficiently.

Cologne is also an opportunity to present new tools dedicated to retail entrepreneurs, including the new retail gallery concept, an innovative in-store communicationand the 3D configurator. The new retail concept is one of the cornerstones of the Partnership Program Editions and focuses on the modularity of the exhibition, which allows you to adapt the format to the real needs of space and business.

Full Gallery is a format that enhances the value of the collection, maximizing return per square metre. Sizes, colors, spaces and materials welcome the customer with an atmosphere that is highly comfortable, both physically and visually, in the areas dedicated to the 4 lifestyles: Urban, Contemporary, Comfort and Classic Vintage. Light Gallery differs from the Full version due to the type of communication supports used for the set-up. As will the Full version, architectural elements and displays create the perfect stage for the Natuzzi Editions collection, communicating the values of the brand and the unique characteristics of the products to the customer. Finally, Point is a revolutionary, flexible format that creates an exhibition space that guarantees a high-level shopping experience, even in an extremely small space.

Exhibitors will be offered the opportunity for product and market tests on the final consumer. The imm cologne is considered as an indispensable communication forum, an important impetus driver and creative center of ideas. Anyone who exhibits here reaches the decision-makers of the global furniture scene.

The Exhibition
IMM Cologne presents the trends that will be shaping the furniture and interiors sector – and the products that are good for business. It reveals to the world the trend-setting products like interior design items, interior design services, home decor items, and accessories, interior accessories, interior decorative items and much more etc. in the Architecture & Designing, Industrial Products Industries. The event epitomises as a platform to demonstrate holistic living philosophies of leading style brands, holistic concept of home designing and interior decoration to name a few.

IMM Cologne should be a part of your bucket list for it has a unique blend of latest trends and highly-sought designs, exclusiveness and almost the entire global market comes together. Cologne is home to excellent design: the Pure segments present the best of the best. They showcase sensational creations by international designers and newcomers as well as first-class concepts and solutions by leading suppliers.

This year Imm Cologne present you with a new approach to our unique signature, with more clean lines and features, while maintaining the identity the world fell in love with.

Boho Chic
“Boho Chic is the new ethnic”! Boho chic is making waves in the interior design world. Boho style allows items to be mixed interior design pieces that didn’t appear to fit together at first sight. Colorful ethnic patterns next to modern graphic design, a wicker table from the flea market accompanied by an Eames chair, black-and-white photos of Hollywood stars on the wall next to black-and-white cows.

Greenery is here to stay! Whether as a wall paint or as an interior design accessory, the green phase will take over 2018. With this green touch, you will be able to bring color and life into your house easily. Use it in small or big, it’s your decision.

Ultra Violet
Selected as the Pantone color of the year, Ultra Violet came along with the greens of 2017 as we are loving it! During the trade show, we saw lots of statement pieces in Ultra Violet, that added a unique touch to the vibe lived in the stands.

Marble combines ambiance, sustainability, and a clean look and guess what? Marble is back in vogue as a material not only for bathrooms but for floors and wall coverings, as well as for furniture pieces such as tables, coffee tables, benches and home accessories. Designers value the durable material not only for its elegant aesthetics but also because of its long-lasting, high-quality properties.

Pink and Powder Tones
It’s the perfect color since we have seen it mixed with black, blue, gray, white and green! Powdery pinks are very “in” and look chic in textiles and accessories or as a paint color that can be changed in the next few years rather than big investment pieces or more permanent installations like tiles.

Exhibition Hall
Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Furniture, Interiors and Design: Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of furnishing, living and lifestyle. At the trade fair hub of Cologne, the leading international fair imm cologne as well as the trade fair formats of LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, interzum and Kind + Jugend rank among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry.

Over the last few years, Koelnmesse has specifically added international fairs in the most important fastexpanding markets to its portfolio. These include idd Shanghai, interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the online portal for the interiors business, Koelnmesse offers direct access to products, contacts, expertise and events relevant to the industry all year round.