In this time of major change, the Trendboard at the imm cologne compiles stunning examples of designers’ attempts to create a space which helps people reconnect with the world. These latest trends in interior design are featured in the book “Interior Trends 2009”.
According to the trend analysis conducted by the imm cologne Trendboard, the realities of the world around us are effectively reflected in both people and the latest designs. We are increasingly aware of the perceived and real changes in our lives, which directly impact our lifestyles and home furnishings.
Today’s design expresses social transformations, the shifting balance of nature, changes in our day-to-day lives and our sense of personal responsibility. People are looking at old, familiar things in new ways – and combining them to create innovative designs. Values are being challenged and new rules for aesthetics established.
What wood varieties are currently in vogue? Any what about the latest ideas in seating? What type of functions do manufacturers install in the latest generation of kitchen, living room and bedroom cupboards? Anyone seeking answers to such questions will head for interzum, the world’s leading trade fair for supplies, materials and components for the furniture and building interior completion industries. They may also very well make a beeline for the International Furniture Fair imm cologne. Even better, both.
“These two fairs have a number of interesting and complementary crossover features,” says Udo Traeger, Vice President Furniture, Interior Design and Textiles of Koelnmesse. “For example, the visitor to interzum will come across some item of detail or a system, which a short time later will turn up at the imm cologne fully integrated within a finished product.
If people want to see what living spaces look like beyond stylish home stories, they can take a look at www.theselby.com or www.stylespion.de. They can even browse online photos of staged real estate objects on the market. The furniture shown by Jean, Mariko and Ms Mueller all have one thing in common: The couch is the weak point. This year’s imm cologne international furnishing show has the perfect remedy. From 19-25 January 2009, manufacturers of upholstered furniture from every continent will show their latest sofas, functional couches, divans, chairs, armchairs, three-piece suites, living landscapes and sleeper sofas in Cologne.
imm cologne 2009: 7 days, 7 nights – enjoy a video preview of Cologne as THE interior design city and imm as the international fair of design. Explore fascinating new products and trends for interior living from January 19 – 25, 2009.
Have you already used the calculator on the iPhone? It reminds design fans of the interface on the classic from German appliance giant Braun. This example not only goes to show that there is an influential, specifically German design tradition, it also reveals how different regions of the world and product areas interact with one another today.
imm cologne is an ideal venue to study this development and integrate it into your own product offers. From 19 to 25 January 2009, under the sub-brand “imm pure”, more than 200 design companies from all over the world will present their creative responses to an increasingly networked world.
The magazine “Neon” celebrates the new Downshifters, people whose personal happiness means more to them than climbing the career ladder. Young fashion freaks show the latest fashion trends on Internet sites such as styleclicker.com. And IKEA Amsterdam, as exchange market host, acquires creative complementary purchasers. A lot is happening on the market for first-time home furnishers and other mobile furniture consumers.
imm cologne 2009 has the just the right living products for them: From 19 to 25 January, Cologne will once again set the scene for international furniture fair with a comprehensive cash-and-carry range on offer.
Hall 7 and 8 right next to the Northern entrance of the koelnmesse will provide the backdrop for the label “imm smart” the fastest furniture the world currently has to offer. Exhibitors from more than 20 countries are offering their latest products for profitable business ventures.
On 19 January 2009, the Cologne Design Festival opens its doors. Once again imm cologne will feature the very best exhibitors. In 2009, some 1,200 companies from around 60 countries are expected, including market leaders and countless SMEs.
At the same time, booked floor space has risen significantly over the same period the year before. With a foreign exhibitor share of 60 per cent, imm cologne is the most important marketplace for living and design the world over. The exhibitors in Cologne will meet the demands of buyers from more than 125 countries.