Glacier Express (interior: nose design experience), © Peter Hummel
With a special area, interzum is once again responding to one of the most exciting current issues – life in mobile living environments: The Piazza "Mobile Spaces" takes a look at 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 all of the Piazza „Mobile Spaces“. As an innovation driver in the supplier industry, interzum ventures a glimpse into the future with the special area. Innovative options for equipping mobile spaces in the areas of "Automotive", "Maritime", "Aircraft" and "Railway" will be presented.
© Nautilus Hausboote GmbH
Greater attention on interior design
The difference for furniture manufacturers and interior designers, however, lies in the fact that mobile technology and interiors place diverse and specific requirements on material characteristics , technology and safety. This is clearly revealed by an example from automotive engineering: with new assistance systems making driverless cars a reality, 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. This is also the case with rail and air transport, where the focus on travel comfort is intensifying as well.
Wide-ranging expertise of interzum exhibitors
“Many interzum exhibitors are already active in the interior design of mobile spaces, so we can call upon wide-ranging expertise in this field“, says Maik Fischer, Director of interzum. With the Mobile Spaces Piazza, we want to draw the attention of visitors from the automotive, cruise ship and aviation industries to these offerings because the interior design industry’s showcase at interzum is stronger and more innovative than anywhere else in the world.”
Project study "Tradition meets future" by Khalil Design
A look further ahead
A good example of interzum’s mobile expertise is its cooperation with the Furniture Club. A group of the Furniture Club’s members will furnish a model cruise ship cabin to demonstrate their potential to trade fair visitors. 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. It will present an outlook for materials and the language of form that will set the industry’s future direction.
The "Mobile Spaces" piazza will be on display from 21 to 24 May at interzum 2019 in Hall 10.1.