Mobile Spaces: special event area at interzum 2017
20 Mar 2017
Whether in the car, aeroplane or caravan – mobility is an essential part of our lives. So what will private transport look like in the future? In the “Mobile Spaces” special event area, interzum 2017 will show how surfaces and materials can alter the character of such spaces.
Electric cars, digital networks and autonomous driving are pioneering developments that will have an increasingly significant impact on our mobility. And the demands made on materials and surfaces used in the fitting out of mobile spaces are also changing. For this reason, the upcoming edition of interzum will be presenting trends in mobility in a dedicated special event area under the title of “Mobile Spaces”. In doing so, the industry’s leading international fair will be addressing the particular relevance this subject has for the furniture and interior construction industries’ supplying sections. Many of the exhibitors at the fair are equally active in both home furnishing and the fitting out of vehicles. New products and ideas from the conventional furniture sector, such as surfaces, textiles and fittings, are likewise used in cars, ships and aeroplanes. Innovative materials and features play just as important a role in mobile spaces as they do in homes.
However, the demands on mobile spaces are often even higher than for a home environment. In particular, the specific requirement for low weight calls for special solutions. This is another field where the two disciplines stimulate each other because lightweight design is immensely important not only in rolling, floating and flying spaces, but also in residential construction and furnishing. Transportation and logistics call for cost minimisation and low weights, not least for sustainability reasons.
In its “Mobile Spaces” special event area, interzum will focus above all on “rolling spaces”, examples of which include specially fitted-out motorhomes such as the “Empire Liner” from Morelo. High-quality details in this luxury motorhome’s interior, such as multi-layered furniture fronts and solid surface materials, have until now not been used in this segment. The “Pioneer” concept car from the surfaces specialist Hornschuch is another extraordinary mobile space that will be on show in the exhibition and that shows the impact a fresh understanding of mobility has on car interiors.