Cologne: 09.–12.05.2023 #interzum

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Special show

Trend Forum Function & Components “Furniture in Change - Shifting Boundaries“

"Furniture in Change - Shifting Boundaries" is the title of the Trend Forum "Function & Components" at interzum 2023 in Cologne.

This special show would like to venture a look into our near future and outline how the fittings and lighting industry is preparing for the future with innovations and what topics and issues it is dealing with.

Change is a constant companion these days, our lives are changing rapidly, flexibility and the readiness for change proclaimed by Charles Darwin have never been as important as they are today.

We live together in ever more differentiated contexts, so our way of building will change, along with the way we live. Living is unthinkable without furniture, so there will be changes there as well

If so much is on the move, how will this be reflected in detail? What does this mean for fittings as the proverbial "cohesion" of the whole on a small scale?

A new togetherness, environmentally friendly and with the claim to solve the future challenges with great innovations is the focus of the trade fair presentation. The special show will be a hot spot for future, circularly conceived product and hardware worlds.

We have already been able to win over the manufacturer Häfele to disassemble a new drawer system into its individual parts. All materials are checked in order to reassemble them in such a way that the individual components can be easily recycled at any time. Schüco Interior Systems, the supplier of high-quality aluminium components, is participating with a newly developed front that can be dismantled. The same product approaches will be implemented in parallel with wood applications. and manufacturers who deal with light also want to make their contribution and show how limits can be explored anew.

We will ask what is possible? Where are the limits of what is feasible in varietal purity for fittings?

Clicking, folding, plugging - the world of fittings in motion, where is the potential for saving material and weight? Circular material, a new material colour circle.

The Trend Forum Function & Components shows a playful approach to these themes and presents a fresh and innovative product aesthetic. The numerous new product ideas stimulate an inspiring and future-oriented exchange of ideas.

In one sentence, the viewers of this special show will be able to say: "We have never seen and thought of some things like this before - clever solutions, CHAPEAU!"


Hall 10.2, F41/E40


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Kristina Meyer

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