Spoga+gafa, come and grow!

The annual event dedicated to gardening and outdoor lifestyle is ready to welcome a growing share of the international community and discuss products, innovations, trends, and icons

On Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 in the 10 pavilions of the Cologne trade fair, Spoga+gafa will open its doors to present an entire range of products, innovations, and trends for 2018 and 2019 to a vast community of professionals until September 4th. The figures confirm the worldwide importance of the show dedicated to gardening and outdoor lifestyle, two design areas and market sectors that have achieved a considerable growth in recent years. Circa 2,100 exhibitors (including 80 Italian companies), of which 84% from abroad, are organized in 750,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibition space to cover all segments of the sector. Garden unique, garden living, garden creation & care, and garden bbq making space and content for the main theme, the quality of “living green” in all its aspects, from plant care to decoration, from furnishings to outdoor kitchens and lighting.

Koelnmesse, entrance east

In addition to a strong focus on premium quality and lifestyle, this year’s edition focuses on trends for 2018 and 2019 as well as icons, in particular furnishings and shading systems, with a look back at the past since the 1960s.


The Outdoor Furniture Trend Show showcases the trends for the coming seasons in different exhibition segments with a selection of new products launched on the market during the year and chosen on the basis of functionality, innovation, sustainability, flexibility, ergonomics and multifunctionality by a jury of experts. (Jeanette Altherr from Lievore Altherr, Barcelona, Manuel Rucar, Trend Researcher of Chlorosphere and Jürgen Schuster Managing Director, HS Fachmarkt Vertriebs-GmbH). The exhibition will also have a follow-up during imm cologne in January 2018. Finally, the special event entitled Icons of Outdoor Furniture, dedicated to the most emblematic products of the international outdoor sector produced since the Sixties, will act as a frame and as a “time machine”.