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Higher comfort for less space: „Tiny Spaces“ Piazza

15 Mar 2019

Current study for Micro Living: Upartments, © PAB Architekten

From New York to Berlin to Tokyo – living space is expensive and in short supply in attractive urban areas. More and more people are having to make do with smaller homes. With its new “Tiny Spaces” Piazza, interzum is addressing this highly topical issue. Renowned exhibitors will present their answers to the specific requirements of living in tiny spaces.

Challenge for the furniture and interior design industry

The trend to less living space doesn’t necessarily have to mean sacrificing comfort in the home, and showing how is a challenge for the furniture and interior design industry. Traditionally crucial momentum for new developments in interior design has come from suppliers to the industry. And these suppliers are also playing a vital role in the use of space: real wonders in small-scale living can be achieved with the right fittings and new solutions that open up the space inside furniture.

Temporary living in a small area: Stay Kook Hotel, © SV Hotel AG

Solutions from renowned companies

As the world’s leading trade fair for suppliers to the furniture industry interzum has succeeded in securing a line-up of distinguished industry names to appear in the new Piazza “Tiny Spaces”: Atim, Blum, Hettich, Hommel, Häfele and Pessotto will demonstrate new solutions for living in compact homes. With a selection of different market-ready solutions, they have set out to make functionality the focus of attention. In a true-to-life presentation, visitors will be able to explore home living in miniature.

Space-saving solution: Micro Apartment by Häfele (2017), © Häfele

Interior design for the Kanso project in Frankfurt, © PAB Architekten

Monocabin - an example of a miniature home, © Monocabin

Surprising and multifunctional

Among the products on show at the “Tiny Spaces” Piazza will be an electric cabinet bed system with a folding sofa by Pessotto that combines living and sleeping in a single space-saving design. Fellow supplier Atim from Italy developed an item of furniture specially for the event that showcases ten different space-saving solutions. Blum want to show surprising solutions for living rooms, bathrooms and hallways – wich can be adapted to all needs, from large to small living spaces. Hommel will use the exhibition space to present a micro-apartment as a complete solution that visitors can enter and experience in all its functionality.

Link between customer needs and industry

“The Tiny Spaces Piazza acts as the link between customer needs and the furniture industry“, says Maik Fischer, Director of interzum. “Our exhibitors have an instinct for market needs. They develop solutions for these requirements and thereby enable furniture manufacturers to deploy functional and innovative components so that they in turn can produce innovative products.” Visitors of the “Tiny Spaces” Piazza will be able to test the different elements themselves and discover what “you need to furnish small spaces”.