25.01.2017 | 18:48
As the most important furnishing fair in the world's most important furnishing market, the "IMM Cologne" and "LivingKitchen" trade fairs were held from 16 to 22 January 2017 in Cologne, Germany. With a display area of about 260,000㎡, IMM attracted 1200 exhibitors and for the first time over 150,000 visitors from all over the world. Lion Rock visited the fair as usual to know more about the new ideas for living.
The exhibition focused on modern living-room and bedroom furniture, solid wood furniture, children´s furniture, upholstered furniture, mattresses and sleep systems as well as interior design with textiles. Besides that the "Smart Home" was shown as an important theme, where people could experience an intelligent living way and better living comfort. “Das Haus” Interiors on Stage this year showed the search for new forms of open living, designed by Todd Bracher, a USA designer. In addition, there was the Pure Talents Contest, which aims to promote the young designers as much as possible, who can bring fresh and innovative ideas for furniture, lighting and furnishing objects.
The Trends of imm cologne 2017 are as follows.
1, More and more natural materials like feather, paper and natural woods are used for furniture and accessories.
2, Trends in color: bright, friendly colors in pastel and natural green tones.
3. Intelligent Living: Smart Home.
4. The fifties feel in timeless forms: mid-century style furniture is more en vogue than ever before
5. Doing a lot with little space: side tables for instance, small shelves, stools, wicker furniture, consoles or mini-cocktail armchairs are currently very popular.
6. More and more outdoor furniture can also be used indoors – and a new product category is ensuing as a result.
On the trade fair, Lion Rock found out more about the latest product developments of the world's leading furniture suppliers and saw new possibilities of furnishings and homes.