Published on : Thursday, December 1, 2016
A good third of our lives is spent sitting, whether at the dining table with friends or on the sofa with the family. Not to mention the time spent sitting in the office, in meetings and conferences, or in airport lounges and railway station waiting rooms. In recent years, focus has increasingly shifted to an appreciation of ergonomic features when choosing seating and relaxation furniture. In the Comfort segment at imm cologne, manufacturers of seating and relaxation furniture will be showing how they are contributing to the subject. The continued growth in exhibitor numbers in Halls 10.2 and 6 is the best proof there is that imm cologne is the most important event for the industry internationally. “It is already becoming clear that both halls are going to be fully booked”, explains Arne Petersen, Vice President Trade Fair Management at Koelnmesse. “Next year, once again, a wide spectrum of national and international companies will be presenting in the Comfort segment, including not only a lot of familiar faces, but also many exciting new companies that will be using the Cologne platform for the first time.” Petersen concluded.
Anyone who has visited the Comfort segment at imm cologne in previous years knows that it offers seating and relaxation furniture to suit every use and taste. Returning to the event is the long-established Scandinavian company Ekornes, which has been writing “seating history” with its Stressless brand of seats since 1971. Moreover, companies such as Passe Partout, JOKA, IMG Group, BD Möbel, Vilmers, Burhens and Primavera will be debuting.
Presenting Germany’s rich tradition of manufacturing furniture for sitting comfortably and relaxing will be market leaders such as Himolla, Koinor, the Polipol group, Ewald Schillig, Willi Schillig, K+W Polstermöbel, Bali, Ponsel as well as many other exhibitors. And international headliners such as Natuzzi, ADA, ROM, Furninova, Cotta, Calia, Chateau D’Ax, Steinpol, Hjort Knudsen, Theca, Het Anker, HTL, ManWah and KUKA have registered as exhibitors.
And the relaxation furniture offering at imm cologne by no means ends in the Comfort segment in Halls 6 and 10.2: the high-end upholstered furniture manufacturers continue to be represented in the Pure segment. This is where, in Halls 2 and 3, luxurious designs from companies such as Minotti, B&B Italia, Cassina, COR, Molteni, Rolf Benz, Roset, Leolux, Roche Bobois, Bretz and many other manufacturers can be found.
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