21 July 2024, 11:58
By Furniture News Apr 27, 2023

Supply fair strives to enable positive change

Furniture supply fair interzum returns to Cologne from 9-12th May, in its first physical edition since 2019. With a new slogan – ‘Shaping the change’ – reflecting greater emphasis on sustainability, interzum promises to offer visitors a plethora of inspiring and innovative component, material, textile and machinery solutions …

With ‘neo-ecology’ as its central theme, the international trade fair for furniture production and interior design is establishing a new focus and drawing attention to its future-oriented focus. 

After 2021’s digital interzum @home edition, the industry event will finally take place again as a live experience in the halls of Koelnmesse. Decisionmakers, opinion leaders, influencers and trendsetters from all over the world are set to gather in person to discover innovations and new products, find inspiration and meet both established and new business contacts.

The show’s organiser expects some 1400 companies from around 60 countries to present their products, innovations and material solutions to this global audience.

In the Function & Components section, which is dedicated to fittings, locks and built-in furniture parts as well as lighting and lighting systems, exhibitors include Hettich, Häfele, Blum, Vauth-Sagel, Salice, Titus, Kesseböhmer and Samet, while the Materials & Nature segment, which revolves around pioneering materials and manufacturing techniques, will feature the likes of Schattdecor, Lamigraf, Egger, Finsa, Arpa, Alvic, Cleaf, Yildiz, Saviola, SonaeArauco, Kastamonou, Hornschuch and Media Profili.

Meanwhile, the Textile & Machinery segment, which showcases innovations in mattress production and upholstery materials, will present the latest solutions from Leggett & Platt, Global Textile Alliance, Gruppo Grassi, Boyteks, Elektroteks, Mert Makina, Stutznäcker, BekaertDeslee, Bäumer, Vita Group, Henkel, Alfa Klebstoffe, Dürkopp-Adler & Pfaff, Atlanta Attachment, Zünd, Bulmmer, Allcomp, DSW Polska and C3 Corporation.

Behind it all, the fair will focus on sustainability, climate protection and resource efficiency, continuing to drive the conversation forward so new solutions can be developed.

In order to facilitate even more of an international audience, the upcoming edition will offer a concurrent digital event, while a wide-ranging event programme of forums and dedicated stages will enrich visitors’ experience across the board.

“Whether your target group includes decisionmakers from the manufacturing sector, architects, designers, contract furnishers or product developers, the range of inspiration to be found at interzum offers added value for them all,” states Koelnmesse. “The event will unfold in a hybrid form, both at the physical trade fair in Cologne and in the digital space, with interzum 2023 representing continuity and change in equal measure.”

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