Cologne: 04.–07.05.2021 #interzum

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At a glance: Special areas at interzum


Piazza "Mobile Spaces": Concept „Individual Autonomy“ powered by KHALIL Design

With numerous special areas, interzum will show the future of furniture production and interior construction. An overview of the diverse event program.

interzum is an opportunity for the supplier industry to reveal all its innovative power. In addition to the innovations of the international exhibitors, there are numerous special areas for global megatrends and future-oriented developments in the industry. The leading industry platform is thereby an important source of inspiration for designers, architects, product developers and other planners.

Piazza „Disruptive Materials – Changing the Future“

In hall 4.2, the Berlin trend forecasting agency Haute Innovation will showcase some of the latest materials innovations and disruptive technologies at the trade fair. The exhibition will be divided into four main areas of focus: biological transformation, resource efficiency and sustainability, digital and smart materials, and production-related materials innovations. Featuring over 100 exhibits across roughly 400 square metres.

Piazza "Disruptive Materials": Material using potato waste, © Chip[s] Board®

Piazza „Trends in Surfaces & Wood Design“

The piazza in hall 6.1 will be highlighting how innovative surface materials broaden the range of options available to the industry. Trend expert Katrin de Louw will concentrate pioneering developments in interior architecture and furniture design into one area here. The piazza is divided into sections addressing the key words “Sustainability”, “Customised”, “Haptic”, “Lightweight”, “Digital Printing”, “Anti-Fingerprint” and “Wood & Stones”. It is not just wood and materials that will be presented in the special exhibition, but also related product groups such as furniture handles or upholstery and decorative fabrics.

Piazza „Trends in Surfaces & Wood Design“

Piazza „Mobile Spaces“

Visitors will have the opportunity to experience innovative solutions for life in mobile living environments. All the trends in the mobile sector are highly relevant to interzum because new materials and innovations in function, machinery and lightweight design are required to put them into practice. The special event area in Hall 10.1 will host impressive exhibits and highlight examples from the Maritime, Aircraft, Railway and Automotive areas. The „Mobile Spaces material hub“ in the centre of the piazza will look even further ahead into the future. The world of materials as the link that joins will be presented by KHALIL design.

Piazza "Mobile Spaces": Car concept "Dark Teaser", © KHALIL Design

Special area „Tiny Spaces – Living in compact homes“

Living space is becoming increasingly scarce in the world’s congested urban areas. How comfort can be combined with small living spaces is and will remain a highly relevant issue. interzum has attracted a range of high-profile companies to appear in the special area on the Boulevard: Atim, Blum, Hettich, Häfele and Pessotto will present their responses to the specific requirements of living in tiny spaces.

Special area "Tiny Spaces": Study for a micro apartment, © Hettich

Piazza „Digitalization: Focus on Consumer Trends!“

How can the expectations of furniture production and interior design be served by means of digitalisation? interzum 2019 addresses these questions in its new piazza in hall 3.2. This is where interzum’s exhibitors will showcase a product or service they offer, or a best-practice example from their everyday business. Physical products with digital components will be presented, as will new business models and solutions in which digitalisation influences design, production, sales, logistics or recycling.

Piazza „Digitalization: Focus on Consumer Trends!“

Special area „Digital Printing“

The broad spectrum of potential uses of digital printing will be shown also in hall 3.2 in a 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 this groundbreaking technology 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. There will also be a presentation of a selection of leading specialists in the field.

Special area „Digital Printing“: Pattern wood decor, © Hymmen

You will find the complete event program here .