Furniture production and interior trade fair Interzum is set to return to Cologne from 9th to 12th May, 2023, under the strapline 'Shaping the Change'. Following the digital Interzum @home 2021, a total of over 1,400 exhibitors from around 60 countries are expected, meaning that organisers are anticipating the renowned trade fair will once again be at the high level that it was at before the pandemic. This year's event is presented as a 'hybrid' one alongside Interzum @home, with resource conservation, sustainability, upcycling as well as the growing area of living all set to be topics under the microscope. Confirmed exhibitors include Blum, Hettich and Salice.
With the global keynote theme 'Neo-ecology', the trade show will focus on the issues surrounding climate protection and future-oriented planning. Thematically, Interzum will be divided into the three established product areas – Function & Components, Materials & Nature and Textile & Machinery – a structure that creates a good overview for both exhibitors and visitors. At the same time, it's hoped a new hall layout will ensure an even better visitor experience.
"We have brought the segments closer together spatially on our site so that visitors need less time to get from A to B. We are also using the new hall layout for the first time. And we are also using the newly built Hall 1 for the first time for the Materials & Nature area. Many great companies will be presenting themselves here, including some that were previously represented in Hall 6," said Maik Fischer, director at Interzum.
Organisers say that a diverse event programme featuring themed special shows – the Interzum Trend Forums – will show how 'creatively and flexibly the supplier industry is responding to the challenges of our time'. In the context of central trends, current topics in the furniture and interior design industry will be presented to an international trade audience. With the Product Stage and the Interzum Trend Stage, Interzum is hoping to offer additional opportunities for exhibitor and product presentation as well as the discussion of market and design-relevant future topics.