IMM Cologne – furniture and interior design in 2018

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All about furniture was the latest trade show IMM Cologne from 14 to 20 January 2018 in Cologne, Germany. IMM Cologne Koeln Messe ZentrumThe most important show in the furnishing market brought trends, innovations, novelties, and surprises to customers from all over the world. The organizers called it the epicenter of the international furnishing and design world.IMM Cologne logoThe over 100,000 visitors could not agree more. The trade show was only one part of IMM Cologne. There were presentations, talks, speeches, events set up by the city of Cologne to celebrate design and new trends in the New Year. The industry leaders all convened in Central Germany for information, networking, learning, and rekindling old friendships, and to do business.IMM Cologne bedroom with viewOver 1,350 exhibitors from more than 50 countries showed their products and services on 240,000 square meters. Several sections of the fair, for example, Pure, Pure Architects, Pure Editions, Pure Talents, Sleep, Comfort, Smart provided room for big and up-and-coming brands to present themselves in their best light and introduce new, never seen before products, solutions, and concepts.IMM Cologne tables and chairsOverall, IMM Cologne was influenced by the global megatrends. Megatrends change the way we look at furniture and its marketing presentation with catalogs and online applications. The latter are now often interspersed with augmented reality technology. IMM Cologne coarse (16) Lucie Koldova 1Hence, the digitalization, probably the biggest megatrend, changes product design to enhance user comfort and convenience.IMM Cologne coarse (16) Varjo by Umberto Garcia formable lampThis also has a counter-trend, though. Consumers yearn to get back to basics, to traditional values, to what they know – away from the 24-hour connectedness. IMM Cologne coarse (15) KnudsenIn the furniture realm, this is expressed by vintage, retro looks, and mid-century designs. The fast pace of the outside world is often overwhelming and conjures up the need to create comfort and coziness in the home.IMM Cologne coarse (16) pulpoAuthentic materials and warm colors combined with a reduced minimalist design express this organic design language and trend.IMM Cologne coarse (16) ballAt the same time, consumers don’t want it too cozy and uniform. Splashes of color across furniture, walls, decorations, and accessories add a sense of individuality.IMM Cologne coarse (16) domitalia tafaruciIMM Cologne exhibitors did a wonderful job showing consumers this and many of the other trends in the furniture industry and the interior design space.IMM Cologne Koeln city

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