Integrated Concept

The LivingInteriors trade show format provides planners with a wealth of ideas in the form of new products from the bathroom, floor, wall and lighting segments.

Nowadays, when it comes to furnishing properties like hotels and offices or bars and restaurants, complete concepts are called for: the flooring should support the overall design, as should suitable wall coverings and lighting scenarios. The LivingInteriors event stands for precisely this kind of integrated furnishing concept. After its premiere in 2012, it will take place for the second time from 13th to 19th January 2014, parallel to the imm cologne. The trade fair format provides an abundance of inspiration – especially for planning professionals such as architects, interior designers and contract furnishers.

Increased exchange between planners and manufacturers
"Beautiful spaces sell beautiful furniture": with this central idea, the LivingInteriors exhibition draws attention to the increasing fusion between planning a building and designing its interior. The exchange between planning and creation, for instance, has intensified considerably in recent years – as has the exchange between manufacturers from various interior-related segments. This is apparent not just from the steadily growing offering aimed at architects, interior designers and planners at the imm cologne, but also from the high level of acceptance the LivingInteriors format enjoys in the furniture and interiors industry: as compared to 2012, Koelnmesse has already received three times as many bookings for LivingInteriors 2014. The segment currently numbers more than 70 exhibitors from the bathroom, flooring, wall coverings and lighting segments, including famous brands from Germany and abroad such as Bauwerk, Bembé, Vorwerk, Deutsches Tapeten-Institut, ICI, Grohe, Markilux or Samsung Chemical Europe.

Solutions for complex requirements
Open layouts, flowing transitions between spaces or flexible usage concepts for the interior: today's contract furnishings have to satisfy wide-ranging demands. Greater individualisation of furnishings and materials is occurring alongside standard solutions that have predominated for years. New materials are changing the architecture and the way properties are furnished and being used to create special accents. Sustainability as a result of natural materials and resource-efficient processes remains another important aspect. The LivingInteriors exhibitors will be presenting numerous solutions and products for these and other requirements in Hall 4.2. The trade fair concept is designed to create an attractive mix of business and events: amongst other things, a creative planning day will invite visitors to inform themselves and take active part. With offerings like this and the new products it showcases, LivingInteriors demonstrates the imm cologne's consistent ongoing development as a modern and comprehensive interiors fair – an essential part of its concept for success.

For more information see:

Source: Koelnmesse, reprint free of charge