Image above: Stand: Zanat, Halle 3.2, IMM 2016 / Foto: Koelnmesse, Oliver Wachenfeld
The first, major international fair of the year on January 2017 (16-22/1/2017), IMM in Cologne, Germany plows laboriously the design territories, in order to confide in the visitors the innovative secret trends, solutions and technologies around house interiors and beyond. Very important crossroad of the design trade - from every possible aspect -these are the highlights of the first, global Press release regarding the exhibition plus its clinging events and manifestations. (extracts of the Press release as it was distributed to media):
- After a one-year pause, CS Schmal is returning to the Smart halls. The newcomers include, among others, the Danish company Interstil, as well as numerous other debut exhibitors from countries such as Spain, Sweden and Russia. Other companies returning to the event include Ekornes in the Comfort segment as well as Joop Living and Maronese in the Prime segment.
- The mattress industry continues to focus on Cologne and consequently, the scenario for “Sleep” in Hall 9 in 2017 will once again be: "Sorry, fully booked". Numerous companies are presently waiting for a stand to become available in this hall. Apart from in Hall 9, Sleep will take place in Hall 5.1 as well, so visitors can look forward to seeing attractive new participants in the Sleep segment as well.
- As in every second year, in January 2017 LivingKitchen will also once again be an important part of the combined fair and a major highlight. More than 200 exhibitors will be participating in the world's biggest kitchen show staged under one roof.
- Top international design will also once again be a focus of IMM, Cologne in 2017, which will be particularly evident in the Pure segment. Pure will be rounded off with Pure Editions (innovative interior designs, special-edition concepts, as well as "Das Haus Interiors on Stage"), Pure Textile (textile interior design by premium textile brands), Pure Talents (experimental design, schools and universities, Pure Talents Contest) as well as, for the first time, Pure Studios (design labs, professional networks, independent designers/studios). New exhibitors in the Pure segment include, among others, Gloster, Nanimarquina, Möller Design, Roche Bobois, and Meridiani.
Excitement hits the roof and time flies! We will get back on the subject during December 2016 with precise news and program schedules - about areas of interest, that traditionally A4D-D4A will present in its forthcoming issues, focusing on IMM. Until then, wait and watch?-)))