Urbanisation and the challenges it creates for infrastructures not only represents one the biggest problems for the future but will also be one of the dominant topics of public debate along with the climate controversy and digitalisation. Is the furnishing sector responding with intelligent solutions to the growing need for more quality of living in a small space? How ecological can furniture be? How do furniture requirements change and do completely new furniture types emerge from that? What new parametres will interior designers and architects have to work with in the future? And last but not least: What colours, materials and design developments can be seen at imm cologne 2020? For many years now, the presentation by design journalist and trend researcher Frank A. Reinhardt has been providing the perfect orientation for an imm cologne visit with added value right at the start of each trade fair day.