Review of International furniture and interiors fair of cologne and Living Kitchen 2019

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.

Imm cologne is all about design, trends + innovations, global interiors market customized interior moments at one of the largest interiors events in the world. Furniture, accessories, and interior design are perfectly rounded off by the bathroom, floor, wall elements, and light in the theme world Pure Architects.

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.

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 imm cologne presents the whole furniture market at a glance and opens doors to global markets. The fair is accompanied by high-quality exhibitions, trend events, and roundtables that complement the offer perfectly.

Imm cologne and Living Kitchen did not just excel quantitatively. Registration data for the co-located events shows that they attracted a high quality audience of Page 2/3 retailers and wholesalers. Specialist retailers and high-profile international visitors from the furnishings trade and interior design business were recorded as visitors, with many of them coming from the global top 30 chains.

The Pure segment attracted significantly larger numbers of design-led retailers in the homewares and interiors segment from the US, Canada, Asia, Russia and Korea to imm cologne, demonstrating the strong appeal of the trade fair’s offerings for international specialist retailers and wholesalers.

The Exhibition
The imm cologne is an important interior business event that takes place every year in Cologne. It shows the trends and decorating ideas for the upcoming season and presents the full, international spectrum of the world of interior-design in a more structured and precise way than any other trade fair. With its focus on professional staging and presentation of products, it is an attractive platform for designers. Consumers can get alot of inspiration and information on the days when the fair is open to all audiences. Absolute highlights for the professional audience are the business atmosphere of the fair together with the high standards of organisation and service, as well as the opportunity to test the brand and product impact directly on the customers on site.

As the interior design trade fair to take place first every year, the imm cologne is the industry’s source of ideas and inspiration and has a decisive influence on the trends of the new season. The fair attracts international retailers of living room, bathroom and bedroom furniture, mattresses & sleeping systems, home textiles, lamps, accessories, wall and floor coverings, bathroom furnishings as well as furnishing products for the contract business. On the visitor side, representatives from the furnishing and bedding trade, architects, interior designers, designers, planners, interior decorators, carpenters and joiners come to the fair. The imm cologne is the right place to meet important decision-makers and multipliers aswell as for establishing crucial business relations.

The atmosphere among trade visitors was characterised by business, networking and the search for trends. LivingKitchen’s rich and diverse blend of concepts and product innovations transformed tomorrow’s kitchens into a tangible experience.

271 exhibitors from 28 countries showcased the industry’s and the event’s innovative drive, high design standards and quality. Innovative presentations by manufacturers, world premieres of new kitchen furniture, electrical appliances, accessories and the inspiring programme of events – the outstanding mix of everything connected to kitchens and cooking ensured steady levels of visitors on all days of the fair as well as satisfied exhibitors.

In order to help visitors navigate the show and enable our exhibitors to select the best-possible positioning, imm cologne is divided into interior worlds based on the character of the respective product offering. The aim is to ensure our exhibitors can generate optimal target contacts and help our visitors inform themselves efficiently.

Pure presents the avant garde of international design in various interior worlds. In Pure Atmospheres, for instance, visitors can immerse themselves in densely atmospheric lifestyle scenarios: this is where companies can stage their brand worlds on a grand scale. By contrast, the gallery-like design of the Pure Editions halls gives design labels the opportunity to present their brand essence and the major interior trends in concentrated form. And in between, there’s plenty for visitors to discover at various events: fascinating showcases, young design and informative forums.

Welcome to the new interior worlds of imm cologne for furnishing solutions that suit any lifestyle. imm cologne’s new Home world is divided into three main sections. Home Sleep represents products and concepts designed to ensure a good night’s rest: mattresses and sleep systems, box-spring beds and waterbeds, bedding, bed linen and accessories.

The interior world of Home Scenes showcases modern furniture for sophisticated comfort – in the form of suites, armchairs, divans, standalone sofas, convertible couches, bedroom and living room furniture, shelving systems and much more besides. In this section, visitors can also discover a wealth of ideas for their own homes in the form of furnished room scenarios. The third section, the interior world of Home Settings, presents furniture and individual solutions for young lifestyles, ready-to-go furniture, bedroom and children’s furniture, specialised ranges and accessories.

Trendsetters and creative newcomers will present the innovations for the coming year at imm cologne, the international interiors show in Cologne. No other trade fair provides such a comprehensive, concise and clearly structured overview of the international world of interior design.

The imm cologne isn’t just the very first interior design show of the year, it’s the first choice for international exhibitors and professional visitors from all over the world as well. This furnishing trade fair showcases inspiring interior design ideas for trendsetters and provides markets with new impetus. And the major innovation drivers, market leaders and brands will be there.

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.