imm cologne 19–25 january 2015

imm cologne 13–19 january 2014

Create. Furnish. Live. imm cologne’s extensive event programme

* imm cologne’s event programme covers every single furnishing requirement
* “The Stage” immerses its audience in current and coming trends with experts in the respective area
* The Piazzas offer insights into a huge range of thematic areas from upholstered furniture to sleeping to young design

How do we live today? How will we live tomorrow? And how do people on other continents live? imm cologne’s comprehensive event programme in January 2015 holds the answers to many questions from within the furnishing sector. With special exhibitions, trend shows and piazzas, Koelnmesse deals with different aspects of living and lifestyles and thereby adds huge value to the exhibitors’ furniture presentations.

A trade fair in Cologne is never just a simple presentation of products. That is why so much time is invested in planning the event programme, together with experts in the area. Within the furnishing sector, Cologne is a reflection of the industry in all its different facets.”

A very good example of this is “The Stage”, imm cologne’s presentation forum in the Pure Village exhibition segment in Hall 2.2. Which colour schemes are in trend? What kind of value do new lighting systems add and how should they be integrated into a room? What plans for sustainability concepts do designers and companies have? These questions and many more will be investigated by the industry experts delivering lectures and presentations with a focus on Interior Design at “The Stage” during the fair week. However, topics are not limited to Interior Design: for example, why the fashion industry can still be a role model for the furnishing industry. Of course, the fair visitor can also investigate this inspiring environment even further by visiting the special exhibition “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage”, this year planned and executed by Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu.

The imm cologne blog also delivers regular updates in its news column, “So lebt die Welt” (“This is how the world lives”), reporting on how people in unique cities like Sydney, Copenhagen and Shanghai live. imm cologne follows up on this topic over the seven days of the fair: with the lecture series “Design in….”, representatives of the various and very different countries will present the design aesthetic typical of their country to the audience. “The Stage’s” extensive programme does not just cater to German interests, of course. A simultaneous interpretation into English will be provided to allow visitors from abroad access to the content of the presentations.

As is the tradition, the formal opening of the event programme will take place on the evening before the fair with the presentation of the “Interior Innovation Award”. The winning products will then be exhibited on the Koelnmesse “Boulevard” for the duration of the fair. Other attractions for the visitor include the “Sleep Lounge” at the centre of Hall 9 with the “meetsleep” anniversary party on 20 January, the “Pure One” platform for young design, the emotional worlds of the “Mood Lounge” in the Comfort Segment in Hall 10.2 and the Trend Show at “Prime” in Hall 10.1.

All in all, imm cologne’s event programme provides a profound insight into all fields of the furniture industry and the furnishing sector. And so once again, you’ll find everything pertaining to creating, furnishing and living at imm cologne.