The most important trend in the interiors world:

There is no longer a right or wrong. Not only life is contradictory – our apartments are too! Leather is placed next to plastic, reduced design next to nostalgic vintage items, cool grey and white tones in the living room next to a pastel-coloured kitchen and a dark-green bedroom. Everything exists next to each other. And yet certain trends are becoming apparent in the run-up to imm cologne 2017 that are dominant in their respective section.

Why does one of the most famous German designers want to collaborate with craftsmen from Colombia? Why are natural materials in higher demand than ever? And why are accessories and smaller pieces of furniture at the top of the list of the buyers? This year, furniture with a story, natural materials and small, well-designed products are playing a major role in the new living environments.

Design hot spots in Cologne:

Design exhibitions and events during imm cologne 2017

During the international interiors show, imm cologne, the whole city becomes a stage for design and living concepts. A highlight this year is the Stefan Diez exhibition in the MAKK.
For many years, Interior Design Week has been attracting trade fair visitors and design fans from all over the world to Cologne’s city-centre galleries, museums and studios.


Featured Editions

Furniture staged in inventive ways, independent of its function

The presentations from Featured Editions will present visitors to imm cologne 2017 with creative input: the installations will exhibit selected pieces of furniture in a very different context.


«A time of transformation»

A conversation with Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon is a brand in a double sense: his design is always recognizable – and he runs his own product company. An interview about changes in the world of design and the upcoming imm cologne.


«Connecting Moments»

A conversation with Patricia Urquiola

Her name is equivalent to top level design and interiors. As a designer and the art director of Cassina, Patricia Urquiola is a regular visitor at imm cologne.


Design in the bag:

Tips for a “somewhat different” shopping tour of Cologne

There are many sides to Cologne – especially when it comes to lifestyle and shopping. With their large flagship stores and cult labels, the shopping streets Hohe Straße, Schildergasse and Ehrenstraße are popular even beyond Germany’s borders.

Global competence in furniture, interiors and design

Events

“Das Haus”

Hall 2.2

Installation: A spectacular design project — half visionary, walk-in simulation of a house, half designer portrait — designed by Todd Bracher.

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Pure Talents Contest

Hall 3.1

Competition: Fresh and innovative ideas for furniture, lighting and furnishings from up-and-coming designers.

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The Stage

Hall 3.1

Presentation forum: The imm cologne trend forum in Hall 3.1 offers a central meeting point for finding out about current trends in interior design.

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Bloggers’ Trend Show

IMMSPIRED

New trends showcased by the international blogger scene

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Designers Market

Hall 1

Filled to bursting with fresh ideas for your home

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Cooktainment

Passage 4/5

“Cooktainment” will treat visitors with TV chef cooking shows, celebrities and cooking events.

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Segments

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    Pure

    Pure presents big design brands’ integrated living philosophies. More…

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    Pure Editions

    Pure Editions presents innovative interior designs and product concepts with special-edition character, as well as “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage”. More…

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    Pure Studios

    The platform for new names to watch: young designers who have formed networks, design labs and independent studios present their product concepts More…

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    Pure Talents

    The forum for experimental design: labs, schools, networks and the Pure Talents Contest present the next generation of design. More…

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    Pure Textile

    The special exhibition by leading textile brands presents exclusive, innovative fabrics for interior design. More…

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    Prime

    Modern living room and bedroom furniture, solid wood furniture, children’s furniture, tables, chairs, dining rooms, as well as period and reproduction furniture. More…

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    Comfort

    Upholstered furniture for the most demanding standards of living comfort in the form of sofa suites, armchairs, divans, stand-alone sofas and sofa beds. More…

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    Sleep

    Everything required for a good night’s sleep: mattresses and sleep systems, box-spring beds and waterbeds, bedding, bed linen and accessories. More…

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    Smart

    Smart presents the furnishing range for young lifestyles, self-assembly furniture, children’s furniture, specialised ranges / accessories. More…

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    Global Lifestyles

    A broad range of international home and bedroom furniture on offer, all under one roof. More…

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    LivingKitchen

    LivingKitchen has established itself worldwide as the central meeting point of the kitchen world and it is the international trade fair for kitchen furniture, kitchen appliances and accessories. More…

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