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Mobile Spaces Piazza: interzum makes interior design mobile

interzum is the world’s leading trade fair for furniture production and interior construction. It is where the most important business deals are made. Key players from across the entire value creation chain provide the momentum that shapes the market in coming years. interzum sees itself as a mirror of the times and considers presenting the future of material characteristics and interiors concepts as part of its responsibilities. With the Mobile Spaces Piazza, it is once again responding to one of the most exciting current issues – life in mobile living environments.

“By expanding the spectrum on display to cover all four types of mobile spaces – automotive, maritime, aircraft and railway – we are creating an excellent foundation for a piazza that is absolutely one of a kind. Its aim is to provide visitors with a complete overview of the innovative possibilities for furnishing mobile spaces. True to our motto, ‘The future starts here’, the piazza will deliver precisely the momentum that the industries need in this area and do so with a globally unique approach,” says Maik Fischer, Director of interzum. In this way, interzum is designing tomorrow’s personal mobility. “Many interzum exhibitors are already active in the interior design of mobile spaces, so we can call upon wide-ranging expertise in this field. 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,” Maik Fischer adds. 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.

In transport by land, sea, air or rail, people and their needs are the central focus for all interzum exhibitors. Travellers now expect to find the same level of comfort and the same functionalities in mobile spaces as they do in stationary environments. 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. For example, many innovations have become established in aircraft cabins: in-flight entertainment (IFE), wireless functionality, lighting scenarios to foster well-being and lie-flat seating on long-haul flights in the higher travel classes are already standard.

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. As a partner to the premium automotive industry and an expert in material concepts in other mobile sectors, including aviation and yachting as well as clothing, KHALIL design has wide-ranging expertise in material innovation. Its prestigious client portfolio includes names such as Daimler, Pilatus Aircraft and Nike. KHALIL design is a studio where new design is forged, and its innovative material developments have been rewarded with numerous nominations, alongside a large number of patents. The company not only creates innovative concepts, but also provides pioneering application solutions.

Trade fair visitors will be able to engage directly with innovative issues and experience real-world innovations at all the interzum special event areas. Key players from across the entire value creation chain provide the momentum that shapes the market in coming years with their product innovations, ideas, studies and materials.

Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Furniture, Interiors and Design: Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of furnishing, living and lifestyle. At the trade fair hub of Cologne, the leading international fair imm cologne as well as the trade fair formats of LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, interzum and Kind + Jugend rank among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry. Over the last few years, Koelnmesse has specifically added international fairs in the most important fast-expanding markets to its portfolio. These include idd Shanghai, interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the online portal for the interiors business, Koelnmesse offers direct access to products, contacts, expertise and events relevant to the industry all year round.

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The next events:
interzum guangzhou - Asia's leading trade fair for woodworking machinery, furniture production and interior design, Guangzhou 28.03. - 31.03.2019
interzum - Furniture Production Interiors Cologne, Cologne 21.05. - 24.05.2019
Pueri Expo - International Trade Fair for Baby & Childcare Products, Sao Paulo 13.06. - 16.06.2019

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