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the magazine by imm cologne: the archive


In the online magazine of imm cologne, you will discover the trends of the furniture industry – both of today and tomorrow – from four exciting subject areas.


Find out today what will be driving the industry tomorrow: exciting trends, innovative new launches and a peek into the future of home living.


Sustainability TRENDimmPACT

What makes a company sustainable? And how can production processes be environmentally sound? Find out now how you can adapt your business to the megatrend for the coming years – and benefit from it.

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All the TRENDimmPACT topics at a glance

Innovative, vibrant, fast-paced: The interiors industry is constantly on the move. Find out here which megatrends will be relevant to your business in the future.

The megatrends

Most read articles

Hand with buy and sell signs

Buy-backs as a key to long-term customer loyalty

Retailers wanting to retain customers have to be creative. Buy-back schemes offer the furniture industry a new, innovative approach.

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Large, open wardrobe

Tidiness has become an interior trend

The urge to declutter is growing as the shortage of space in our cities intensifies. This can be seen in the interior trend for tidying.

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Playful living room by Spacejoy on Unsplash.

New interior design trend: playful furnishings in bright colours

Playful furnishings – the courage to embrace colour, light-heartedness and imagination. Read more about the new interior design trend!

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Gray Google Nest speaker on a wooden shelf

Smart home – connected with confidence

Smart home devices can do more than make our everyday lives more comfortable and convenient – they can make our homes safe.

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Bedroom furnished with a workstation in white.

Scandi style: white home interiors

Tone on tone is boring? The romantic Scandi style proves the opposite and shows how much variety can be found in white home interiors.

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Desk Porto of furniture star-tup Pickawood

New furniture trends: These start-ups point the way

Young people increasingly buy their furniture from startups. Because they know the needs of this target group - and create the furniture trends of tomorrow.

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Design & Architecture

Always stylish and up to date: be inspired by trendsetting looks and fresh inspiration from the international interior and outdoor area.

The dream of a library in your own home

In this era of smartphones, tablets and e-readers, the conventional book is currently making a comeback. Collecting books is in again!

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Graphic maximalism in the kitchen by Liana Mikah on Unsplash.

Graphic patterns: the trend is toward these forms and designs

Graphic patterns are really on their way up: find out more about the grids, forms and colours of the new maximalism.

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Business Insights

The furniture industry never stands still. Whether for commerce, purchasing or sales, you will find important facts and relevant news here.

Pay with mobile phone.

The interior design industry and the future of retail

Security, connectivity, neo-ecology: these megatrends will massively alter the interior design industry over the next few years.

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Smartphone with the Netflix home screen

How the Netflix Effect is impacting the interiors industry

Television series are increasingly influencing what we buy. Find out here how companies and interior designers can harness this effect.

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Future Living

This is how we’re going to live tomorrow: everything about new trends, smart technologies and the room concepts of the future.

Design - important for the mobility of the future

Why design is so important for the mobility of the future

Sustainable mobility thinks together traffic and quality of life. Essential for this: good design with a focus on the needs of people.

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Green sofa with floral pattern

Unusual interior design: quirky & fun

From luxurious rooms for pets to cactuses in cars – these are the craziest interior design trends for 2022.

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