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The events of the interzum

14-May-2019

Events interzum

Photo: Koelnmesse, Constantin Meyer

The interzum is the world’s leading trade fair for furniture production and interior design. The trade fair is an opportunity for the supplier industry to reveal all its innovative power. Here the visitors can find highly diverse answers to the market’s key questions in the products of the exhibitors. But the trade fair also delivers top-class event programme on all four days. In our blog we present you the most interesting events.

Tiny Spaces – Living in compact homes

Events interzum Tiny Spaces

Photo: Armadilla

How comfort can be combined with small living spaces is an issue that is driving the interiors industry. From New York to Berlin, Tokyo to São Paulo – living space is in short supply in attractive urban areas. The result is sky-rocketing rents and house prices, and hence more and more people are having to make do with smaller and smaller homes. But this trend doesn’t necessarily have to mean sacrificing comfort in the home, and showing how is a challenge for the furniture and interior design industry. With its new Tiny Spaces showcase, interzum is addressing this highly topical issue. The world’s leading trade fair for suppliers to the furniture industry has succeeded in securing a line-up of distinguished industry names to appear in its showcase. Atim, Blum, Hettich, Hommel, Häfele and Pessotto – these companies will present their answers to the specific requirements of living in tiny spaces.

Date: 21–24 May 2019
Time: 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Location: Boulevard

Speakers Corner

Events interzum Speakers Corner

Photo: Koelnmesse, Constantin Meyer

For the first time, interzum 2019 will have its own platform for knowledge transfer between companies. In the Speakers’ Corner, exhibitors from all product segments will provide valuable insights into their developments and thus create another important knowledge-sharing opportunity at the leading international fair for the furniture and interior construction industries' supplying sections. More than 30 industry players have signed up to give compact 30-minute presentations on topics such as new designs, innovations in the smart home sector, sustainable materials and resource-saving processing methods. The Speakers’ Corner will be open every day, with talks predominantly given in English and in some cases also in German. Registration is not necessary. Here you can find information on the individual lectures.

Date: 21–24 May 2019
Time: 11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Location: Passage between Halls 4 and 5, Stand P-020

Digital Printing

Events interzum Digital Printing

Photo: Koelnmesse, Constantin Meyer

Individualisation is a today’s buzzword in furniture production. Whether Industry 4.0, the latest facing materials or fabrics – in many cases they only serve the purpose to make the end customers’ dream of a personalised home a reality. Technical innovations are absolutely central to the subject of individuality. Here digital printing will play an important role in the future. It’s a key to the efficient production of furniture, fabrics or carpets whose finishes are individually designed according to the customer’s wishes. In Hall 3.2’s edutainment area, the potential uses of digital printing will be shown in a highly practical demonstration ranging from the design concept to the finished piece of furniture and thus including all the important process steps required for the integration of digital printing into furniture production and interior design. The entire process will therefore be shown, from the choice of decoration and its transfer into the computer programs to the actual printing stage and the subsequent finishing step.

Date: 21–24 May 2019
Time: 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Location: Hall 3.2, Stand B-011

Piazza Surfaces & Wood Design

Piazza Surfaces & Wood Design

Photo: Koelnmesse, Constantin Meyer

Like every year, the four piazza of interzum will once again be the trend hot spots of the event. The “Surfaces & Wood Design” piazza presents product solutions for interior architecture and the furniture design of tomorrow relating to the topic of surfaces. The piazza is divided into sections addressing the key words “Sustainability”, “Customized”, “Haptic”, “Lightweight”, “Digital Printing”, “Anti-Fingerprint” and “Wood & Stones”. It is not just wood and wood materials that are presented at the special exhibition, but also related product groups such as furniture handles or upholstery and decor fabrics. To make it possible for people to experience the manufacturers’ latest developments at first hand, the area’s experience character has been further developed: steel reinforcement mesh is used to stage the exhibits with a cool and casual look. Around large tables, visitors can experience and touch samples and prototypes

Date: 21–24 May 2019
Time: 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Location: Hall 6, Stand no. C-050

Piazza Disruptive Materials – Changing the Future

Piazza Disruptive Materials – Changing the Future

Photo: BMW, MIT

Innovative materials and developments in materials technology have influenced humanity since the beginnings of time. If researchers and the directors of major, successful international companies can be believed, we are on the verge of the next significant change. Industry can increasingly expect to see innovative materials that are lighter, thinner, more compact, more flexible or more wear-resistant. All those who want to discover the new opportunities that materials research is opening up for furniture production and interior construction should head to Piazza „Disruptive Materials – Changing the Future“. The exhibition is divided into four large themed areas: Biological Transformation, Resource Efficiency & Sustainability, Digital Materials & Smart Systems, and Production-Related Material Innovations. With more than 100 exhibits across roughly 400 square metres of exhibition space in Hall 4.2, the Disruptive Materials Piazza is set to be one of the major attractions at interzum.

Date: 21–24 May 2019
Time: 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Location: Hall 4.2, Stand no. B-068/D-069

Piazza Digitalization: Focus on Consumer Trends!

Piazza Digitalization: Focus on Consumer Trends!

Photo: Koelnmesse, Constantin Meyer

Digitalisation is sometimes referred to as the fourth industrial revolution. Its effects are also evident in consumers’ living spaces. These effects range from the digitalisation of the furniture industry and the new experiences on offer when choosing and buying interior fittings, right through to innovative business models. With its new 'Focus on Consumer Trends!’ piazza, interzum 2019 explores various ways that this megatrend is having an impact on living environments. The practical, forward-looking examples presented at the piazza will provide manufacturers and fitters with new ideas to work with. The exhibitors at the piazza present their digital solutions, which are responses to international consumer trends. As well as physical products, there are also new business models and solutions that use digital tools to improve the design, production or sales process.

Date: 21–24 May 2019
Time: 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Location: Hall 3.2, Stand C-017

Piazza Mobile Spaces

Events interzum Piazza Mobile Spaces

Photo: IFN

With the Mobile Spaces Piazza, interzum is once again responding to one of the most exciting current issues: life in mobile living environments. The area attends to innovative equipment for cars, trains, ships and planes. In transport by land, sea, air or rail, people and their needs are the central focus of the exhibition. Much greater attention is being paid to the design of the interior, which must increasingly take account of considerations that normally apply to the home and its comforts. By expanding the spectrum on display to cover all four types of mobile spaces – automotive, maritime, aircraft and railway the piazza allows visitors a complete overview of the innovative possibilities for furnishing mobile spaces. The Mobile Spaces material hub in the centre of the piazza will look even further ahead into the future. It will present an outlook for materials and the language of form that will set the industry’s future direction.

Date: 21–24 May 2019
Time: 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Location: Hall 10.1, Stand E-070/F-070/F-071/J-071

Further information about the events you can find here.