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interzum 2023 confirms itself as a platform for professional exchange and a great source of inspiration
interzum fair 2023, the leading international trade fair for suppliers in the furniture and interior design industry, which took place in Cologne from 9 to 12 May, ended with more than positive results, confirming itself as a platform for professional exchange and a great source of inspiration.

Some 62,000 trade visitors from 150 countries crowded the stands of the 1,600 exhibitors who, after four years of waiting, were able to showcase all their innovative solutions and latest products taking full advantage of the leading global event.

"The trade fair could hardly have shown its importance for the industry better," enthused Oliver Frese, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse. "The success of the event is a clear signal that top-class flagship events like interzum are more vital than ever."


Highly qualified international professional visitors

The importance of interzum for the subcontracting sector was also underlined by the high presence of international trade visitors, as we said, some 62,000, from 150 countries. The largest number of visitors came from Germany, Italy, Spain and Poland. The number of Turkish visitors was very encouraging, having increased by 16 per cent compared to the previous edition of the fair. Likewise, the number of trade visitors from India increased. Given the current visa situation, the number of Chinese visitors was also satisfactory. Exhibitors appreciated the high level of expertise of visitors from all countries.


Towards a more sustainable future

The central theme of the fair was sustainability. With its focus on the overall concept of Neo-ecology, interzum wanted to bring sustainability, environmental awareness, resource efficiency and forward-looking planning to the forefront. The fair itself also actively engaged in measures to combat climate change; on the eve of the event, interzum launched an initiative to make the event more sustainable in the future. Based on this year's experiences, the fair will explore how to further integrate sustainability into future events.

Almost all exhibiting companies also recognised the growing importance of environmental issues, focusing on aspects such as intelligent materials, renewable energies or recycling and upcycling. These topics were also focused on in the Boulevard of Sustainability with the presentation of innovations for sustainable furniture and interior design, and were at the centre of the rich programme of events: interzum Trend Forum, interzum Product Stage and interzum Trend Stage. Here renowned industry experts discussed the most important developments, trends and emerging topics in the world of furniture, materials and interior design.


Interior Design Trend Barometer

As a barometer of interior design trends, interzum once again offered numerous innovation ideas for designers and architects, presenting a wide variety of ideas, inspirations and innovations, new materials and surfaces, innovative components and smart technologies. In addition to the theme of sustainability, interzum 2023 addressed other highly topical issues such as digitisation and generative production, shrinking living space, demographic design and green mobility.

Among the trends that emerged at interzum 2023 is minimalist design, a desire for simplicity of form, for rationalisation of components, which are increasingly reduced and invisible. The surfaces appear natural or handcrafted, with neutral colours such as black, anthracite or white in different shades; even the finishes express that desire for simplicity by focusing on a matt appearance and pleasant to the touch.

Interzum 2023: back in presence and with great potential

Over 1,400 exhibitors from around 60 countries will offer new technologies, materials and surfaces in an extremely wide range. The Italian presence is excellent
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 09/02/2023
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Arpa high quality surfaces: two new finishes and a selection of ten decors

The result of an in-depth analysis of interior design trends in terms of aesthetics, materials and settings
Category: Technological materials for furniture, Laminates for furniture
Publication date: 01/02/2023
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

interzum award 2023: registrations open for the Koelnmesse design competition

For the first time, a prize will be awarded in the new "Neo Ecology" category to give further impetus to a more sustainable economy
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 09/01/2023
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Innovative FENIX materials: six new FENIX NTM® Bloom colors enrich the exclusive palette

Presented in absolute preview at Sicam 2022, and the new shades are inspired by landscapes and cities from all over the world
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 21/11/2022
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

Innovative materials for interior design at the center of two FENIX installations

In addition to FENIX and Homapal, also presented X-KIN, the innovative wall covering
Category: Technological Materials
Publication date: 30/06/2022
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

Sicam 2021: finally we start again in presence

From 12 to 15 October in Pordenone it will be possible to touch and see for oneself the novelties and the products of 542 exhibitors.
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 08/10/2021

The Salone del Mobile di Milano asks the government for guarantees for the September appointment

The event is a valuable tool for restarting the sector, for Milan and for the whole country.
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 23/03/2021

interzum 2021: Blum, Häfele and Vauth-Sagel announce their digital participation

Companies choose online mode to present their news in times of health emergency
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 08/02/2021
Company: Blum Julius Gmbh

Digitalisation in furniture production: an opportunity for companies

Interesting remarks by Andrea Silvestri, Manufacturing & Solutions Specialists Team Leader at Lectra
Category: Cutting systems and software for the padding industry
Publication date: 28/01/2021
Company: Lectra Italia

International trade fairs: calendar changes again due to pandemic

Maison&Objet and Fimma Brasil postponed; Interzum Bogotà, Furniture Show Birmingham and Domotex cancelled
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 19/01/2021