Dear Sir or Madam,
There’s no better way to start off the new year. That’s because imm cologne, the international furnishing trade fair, will present the leading trends and spectacular innovations in the furnishing sector from 14th to 20th January 2013. With a focus on furniture, electrical appliances and accessories for the kitchen, the international kitchen event LivingKitchen will be a rich addition to imm cologne. You’ll see design at its best in Cologne and discover brands and manufacturers that will really give your business a boost.
Our subjects today:
In Cologne, design meets expertise
imm cologne started out as a trade fair devoted purely to furniture. But in recent years it has developed into a conceptually sophisticated trade fair for all types of furnishing. That’s why well-known exhibitors enjoy success in Cologne and present themselves in exclusive halls such as Prime and Comfort. The expansion of the Pure segment into the Pure Village, Pure Textile and — new for 2013 — Pure Editions concepts has resulted in imm cologne attracting more expertise in the area of design. The renowned “Interior Innovation Award” design prize further underscores the importance of the trade fair as an international furnishing show.
Interview: Claus Anstoetz is looking forward to January
The Pure Textile segment is the platform for top designers of the innovative fabrics used in interior design. Located in Hall 3.2, Pure Textile will present concepts and materials from well-known brands that are used to decorate interior spaces. The JAB Anstoetz company will be taking advantage of this platform. Two months before the beginning of the trade fair, the imm cologne editorial office spoke with Claus Anstoetz, the managing partner of the JAB Anstoetz Group, about his expectations concerning the trade fair.
You can read the interview here.
The top highlights at imm cologne
imm cologne is an event you can’t afford to miss, because the variety of products in Cologne is unique. In 2013 the fully occupied exhibition halls will tempt you to stroll through the entire trade fair, from north to south. Beginning with the product segment for youthful lifestyles, you’ll move on to mattresses and sleep systems, followed by modern living and upholstered furniture. The Pure halls and the unusual concepts for Pure Editions and Pure Village will be sure to surprise you. For example, in Pure Village you’ll discover “Das Haus”. In 2013 the Designer Luca Nichetto will be responsible for creating this installation.
Discover new home interior worlds
The whole world of kitchens comes together in Cologne
LivingKitchen 2013 will explore the theme of the kitchen in all its diversity. Featuring around 160 exhibitors from 18 countries, it will be the leading international kitchen event in the coming year. This event makes the trade fair a major trendsetter for all the latest developments in home appliances and kitchen furniture in the German and European markets.
The admission tickets for imm cologne are also valid for a visit to LivingKitchen.
The entire trade meets at European Lifestyles
In 2013 six group organizations will present the European market’s concentrated expertise in the European Lifestyles product sector in
Hall 1. One example of what you can expect to see in this sector is the group organization from Bosnia-Herzegovina. The organization will consist of seven companies, which will display classic furniture made of solid wood, as well as upholstered furniture and bathroom furniture. As part of the Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO), Switzerland will showcase reliable suppliers of high-quality furniture for the European market. Previews of the other group organizations will be presented in future newsletters.
Furniture from Bosnia & Herzegovina – Tradition for Future, a joint Bosnia & Herzegovina exhibition showcases the top quality and trendy design of a variety of home furniture entirely made in Europe, for the European customer.
Seven companies take part in this concept, exhibiting solid wood classics, cozy living room upholstered suites, charming units for bathroom and other parts of the living space… Experience some of this offer by visiting us in the Hall 1.1, stand B031 – A039 and A049 – B041.
Learn more about Furniture from Bosnia & Herzegovina
Online tickets now available at pre-sales prices
The ticket shop for imm cologne and LivingKitchen 2013 is now open – take this opportunity to order your ticket at a reduced pre-sales rate. With the printed entry ticket, you can get your trade fair week off to a relaxed start. Particularly practical: The online ticket is also valid as a travel ticket for all VRS public transport, which means that you can conveniently make your way to the fair via bus and train on your day of arrival.
We look forward to your visit in January 2013!
Your imm cologne team