With 1500 exhibitors this year, Interzum in Cologne from 13-16th May will present the world’s most impressive collection of innovative materials, fittings, semi-finished products.

Many internationally-renowned companies will be bringing their latest innovations with them that will be presented publicly for the first time. Besides the latest products, the informative supporting programme means that it is well worth setting aside at least two days in Cologne during the fair.

From 13-16th May, Interzum will turn Cologne into the focus for all materials and design-related subjects for furniture manufacturers and interior designers. The organisers expect a very high level of innovation among the around 1500 exhibitors.

Furthermore, the extensive and attractive supporting framework programme is certain to attract visitors to the interzum in Cologne; namely the expansive themed piazzas presented by each of the three product segments Materials & Nature, Function & Components and Textile & Machinery.

On the Materials & Nature piazza in hall 6, real wood and decor are presented in a way that allows them to be experienced with all five senses. In the presentation area, speakers will be delivering subjects like 3D printing, laser technology in edge processing, trendy decor colours or smart materials. In the superlative event area in hall 10.1 perfectly staged by the Textile & Machinery segment, the textile production line for the manufacturing of a car seat is recreated on some 4500sqm – including all required machinery. Last but not least, the Function & Components area plays host to the innovation of interior piazza specially devised for architects and designers. Its lounge and the special exhibition Smart Materials specifically target the needs of this visitor group.

The fourth Innovation Workshop on Wood-based Materials due to take place on 14th May in Koelnmesse’s Congress-Centrum Nord also provides interesting incentives. The four topic areas address the current situation in the timber products industry, procedural optimisations, protection of resources as well as special applications and new markets.

Frank Haubold, business area head for the trade fair management therefore recommends: “Countless world premieres, a really comprehensive and informative supporting programme and interesting workshops – any visitor wishing to benefit from all offers should definitely set aside at least two full days in Cologne for the trade fair.”