Imm, furniture under the spotlight 

Among the companies that will take part in Imm Cologne are Aran Cucine, Baxter, B&B Italia, Calligaris, Cassina, Dedon, Emu, Flexform, Gandiablasco, Kettal, Lapalma, Living Divani, Minotti, Moroso, Pedrali, Poliform, Thonet and Vitra

Last year’s event closed with a positive balance, about 125,000 visitors and the growth of the group of operators from Europe and Asia, the main export markets of the German and European furniture industry.
Topics such as sustainability, business and functionality will be discussed, as well as the emphasis on the bathroom area, which increasingly resembles a wellness oasis, and the impact of colours and artificial lighting on well-being.

Shades of colour will play an important role in the trends of 2019, with the two currents divided into colour and dark elegance: the avant garde combines variations on the primary colours, while the lifestyle segment introduces a touch of pop and brazenness, pairing various shades of orange not only with dark green, but also with yellow, turquoise, petroleum, and even mint.

Metal, primarily in warm and precious colours and with gold and brass finishes, accompanies wood in the most most frequently used materials for interior design.
Meanwhile, the smartphone never goes out of style. On the contrary, there is a focus the importance of connectivity which makes it possible to combine various functions like air-conditioning, safety, lighting, and applications for the kitchen and bathroom in an extremely simple way, even with voice command.