Published on : Friday, November 10, 2017
Koelnmesse sees the Smart Home as the next big thing. The trade fair organiser is emphasising the importance of this emerging field that has been heralded as a growth market by presenting the third Smart Home installation at imm cologne 2018.
Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse, says, “It will increasingly be a matter of course for different devices to be connected to, and communicate with, each other. The technological infrastructure is becoming more and more personally tailored to residents’ needs.”
In addition to the numerous example applications that visitors can touch and try out in the Smart Home installation, many consultants from the companies represented in the showcase will be on hand to answer questions from professionals and private individuals. The programme for the dedicated talks forum compiled by imm cologne is designed to stimulate a forward-looking and solutions-oriented debate, but also a critical discussion about the smart home’s opportunities and its stumbling blocks.
Taking “Let’s be smart” as its slogan, imm cologne will showcase products, projects and real-time scenarios related to energy, security, lifestyle, convenience and entertainment. “The spectrum covered by the smart home is constantly expanding and becoming more and more complex. We will present the smart home’s current possibilities in a fully functional architect’s house alongside an architect’s smart office and a self-contained flat with a supportive environment provided by assisted living technologies, which allow the older generation to remain in their own homes until a very old age. But we’re also looking ahead to the future,” says Thomas Postert, Director at Koelnmesse.
New location in pure architects: the smart home installation is where architects and clients meet
imm cologne Creative Director Dick Spierenburg says, “Technologically oriented people who welcome the convenience and the idea of connecting media and home technology will quickly be enthralled by the concepts that we will present in the private Smart Home installation,”.
The 2018 edition of the fair will mark the third time that the Smart Home – Let’s be smart – will be constructed at imm cologne. It will be equipped with the latest developments from major companies and start-ups. New this time is its location in the Pure Architects segment (Hall 4.2), which is celebrating its premiere in 2018.
The lifestyle-oriented showcase at the interiors show is closely modelled on the realities of home living today. Many partners and companies are collaborating on the installation, which ties in perfectly with the architecture-related ranges such as lighting and bathrooms that will be on show in the Pure Architects hall. Partners who have already confirmed their participation include Rehau, Häfele, Grohe, Biffar, Miele, Atomé and Nolte.