From 4 to 7 June 2023, the imm Spring Edition opens its doors. The special edition of the international furnishing trade fair, imm Cologne, already boasts a high number of applications – with almost seven months still to go before the show starts. Market leaders such as Koinor, Polipol, Voglauer, Mobitec and Hjört Knudsen have confirmed their participation and intense discussions are already in full swing with other potential trade fair participants. Based on the current interim result, the interior design industry can look confidently ahead to the future after a two-year break due to the pandemic. The imm Spring Edition will be staged on exhibition space spanning 132,000 m² across seven hall levels. As well as the Pure Galleries concept that is inspired by the style of the art trade fair, Art Cologne, the consumer-relevant Home section is also presenting an innovation – the new Interior Platforms format.
“For us, imm cologne is the trade fair that allows us to reach international groups of customers. We can’t meet up with these target groups at other events. We are looking forward to Cologne,” said Ralf Lötfering, Sales Director DACH for Mobitec. Marc Greve, Executive Director, of Polipol shares this opinion: “We are looking forward to the personal encounters and to the exchange in Cologne.” The Spring Edition offers the industry the opportunity to present national and international furnishing solutions in Cologne “live” in concentrated form for the first time in a long while. Michael Schäfer, Sales Manager DACH, Hjort Knudsen, is eagerly looking forward to the trade fair. “Hjort Knudsen is gladly taking part in the imm Spring Edition 2023 to reinforce the leading trade fair, imm cologne.” The one-off postponement to June has cleared up the pandemic-related insecurity of the past. Martin R. Fütterer, Business Area Director at Voglauer confirmed this: “imm cologne has always been the place where we present our new products to the market. The decision to stage the event in June offers us the chance to show our new developments to the entire industry.”
The hall structure is being adapted to suit the Special Edition of imm cologne. “The aim behind the imm Spring Edition is to create the appropriate setting for effective business. We have thus opted for a compact format across seven exhibition halls. This will place the focus on an exchange centring on business and it will additionally make the participation readily calculable for the exhibitors,” stated Bernd Sanden, Director of the imm Spring Edition.
The Home section will be located in Halls 5, 6 and 10 of the Cologne fair grounds this year. Both modern furniture for superior living comfort as well as flat-pack furniture for young living will be presented. Seating furniture, bedroom and living room furniture, children’s furniture, shelving systems, special assortments and accessories fall under the extensive offer of the Home section.
Furthermore, the new format Interior Platforms is being presented in Hall 10.1. As such, the themes Wall Elements, Floor, Light, Bathroom (furniture and accessories), Building Technology and Furnishing Elements will also be covered from 2023 onwards and will round off the extensive offer of the imm Spring Edition.
The Home Sleep Section comprising of the Sleep Lounge and Pillow Talks fills the whole of Hall 9. Here the focal theme is innovative, sleep-related products and concepts. The trade visitors can look forward to revolutionary mattresses and sleeping systems, box-spring beds, waterbeds and high-quality accessories and textiles.
Pure Galleries, the newly-conceived format for high-end design, is celebrating its premiere in Hall 11.2 and will conjure up an art gallery atmosphere for the exhibitors and trade visitors. Innovations in the worlds of furnishing, colour, furniture, lighting, textiles, wallpaper and accessories will be staged in this gallery-like exhibition setting. The Speakers Corner – a forum for new products and innovations from the Living section – will act as a meeting point in the centre of the hall and will encourage the participants to engage in a further exchange.