Impulses for interior design
5 May 2021
JobTisch, adjustable workstation with a large degree of flexibility, © Häfele SE & Co KG
Traditionally, a powerful innovation dynamic is linked with interzum . At the trade fair, both market leader companies and small idea factories show new technologies, materials and surfaces for interior design. In addition to the newest technologies of the industry, future trends also become visible here. This is because the product innovations directly influence developments in furniture design and interior architecture.
Inspirations for architects and designers
This year, many things are different, but no less exciting. For architects, interior designers, and other creatives, the digital platform interzum @home offers a wide range of inspirations. In addition to all kinds of exciting themes and supporting programme points, everything revolves around the product innovations of more than 140 participating companies from 24 countries. On the digital Product Stages , each visitor receives insights into the latest trends, developments and offers of the exhibitors. This stage lives from the 130 compact, short presentations provided directly by the manufacturers themselves. In this way, visitors enter into an exchange with exhibitors and can have their questions answered directly by the pros in the simultaneous chat – or visit the Showrooms of exhibitors afterwards.
skai PureLux, decorative surface with soft-touch effect, © Continental
Trend presentations and interactive exchange
The three interzum stages, Green Smart Materials , interzum Trend Stage and Mattress Recycling invite an exchange of knowledge in specialist lectures and workshops. Here, the topics include innovative materials and new color trends for interior design or 3D-printed architecture. The effects of the Corona pandemic on furnishings play a role in the program, as do smart furniture or new solutions for green building and living. However, visitors can not only experience the key speakers from their industry digitally, but also enter into an active dialogue with the speakers with the possibility for interaction in the chat.
Zenit Metal Plus, decorative panel with high colour saturation and a transparent effect, © Grupo Alvic
Broad spectrum of new products
The exhibitors' product innovations are particularly stimulating for professionals from the interior sector. A selection of the best innovations for furniture design and interior design is offered by the interzum award: intelligent material & design , which was presented for the eleventh time this year. The products honored as Best of the Best , such as an energy-saving lighting system or natural material alternatives, revolve primarily around the theme of sustainability. Overall, the new products presented at interzum @home show a broad spectrum of technical innovations, advanced materials and product innovations.
AvanTech YOU Illumination, Drawer with optional lighting, © Hettich GmbH
Design and innovation conference
In cooperation with interzum @home , the materials.cologne platform and conference for design and innovation focuses on materials and sustainability. Specialist lectures by international experts on materials-related topics and several so-called master classes reach out to an audience consisting primarily of designers, architects, interior designers and decision makers from innovative companies. The focus topic for 2021 is materials and sustainability. The masterclasses allow participants to make direct contact with the speakers on Zoom, to discuss working examples, solve problems together and expand their networks. The masterclasses are deep dives on the conference’s short talk formats with an emphasis on continuing professional development.
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VIS, Surface technology with increased wear resistance, © Arpa Industriale SpA