Mark your calendars: imm 2014 starts January 13

The official beginning to the yearly interior furnishings trade show calendar, imm cologne opens its doors on January 13, 2014, attracting major innovation drivers, market leaders and brands, and a broad spectrum of attendees. This year, as in even-numbered years, the show is complemented by another event called “LivingInteriors” which stands for holistic interior and furnishing concepts. For 2014 the organizers expects a total of 1,100 companies from 50 countries.

imm cologne is constantly evolving and branching out in new directions. To attract even more designers, imm has developed specialized platforms such as “Pure,” “Pure Village” and “Pure Editions.” Since 2012, Pure Village has also been home to “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage.” The design project is a walk-in simulation of a house — half visionary blueprint, half designer portrait. Based on the plans of the new designer who is nominated every year, “Das Haus” shows a structure consisting of architectural elements, interior spaces and outdoor areas, as well as arrangements of furniture and furnishing elements for an individually configured interior design. This time, the project is being implemented in collaboration with Danish furniture and lighting designer Louise Campbell.

In Hall 1, another new segment by the name of PureOne-Design Injection will be dedicated entirely to the theme of young design from colleges and universities. Here visitors can experience idea labs that have a concrete influence on the furniture industry.

In the furnishing sector, money is increasingly being made with holistic interior concepts. Flooring, wall coverings and lighting complement furniture and thus help create interesting and attractive interior design concepts. In the bathroom, individual areas of the home are merging – the bathroom is turning into a private spa. imm cologne is responding to this interior ambience and market development with the LivingInteriors event in Hall 4.2. With their vivacious, varied and interactive presentations, national and international exhibitors will be showing holistically interpreted interior and furnishing concepts that create an appetite for interior design. Various event zones will be presenting variations on furnishing styles, solutions for modernizing bathrooms, natural and highly functional flooring products, creative wall coverings and striking lighting scenarios. As well as trade visitors and consumers, this format also very specifically targets planning professionals such as designers, architects and interior designers.

The dual exhibition imm cologne // LivingInteriors will take place from 13-19 January 2014. More details are available at: