IMM cologne home furnishings trade present officially cancelled and postponed until 2023

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in a new press launch, the organizers of IMM cologne have declared that the household furniture trade event will not take area on the prepared dates in january 2022 in cologne. the present will be postponed until january 2023, due to the increase of COVID-19 conditions all throughout europe. this is the next calendar year in a row that the good has been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

all photographs courtesy of IMM cologne



IMM cologne’s successful restart is endangered


exhibit organizer koelnmesse built this determination in shut deliberation with the affiliation of the german household furniture sector (VDM) and in settlement with other effectively-regarded market representatives. particularly, the VDM, as the sector sponsor of the occasion, and in the context of the latest pandemic predicament, considers the financial results and the successful restart of IMM cologne in january exceptionally endangered. ‘following session with several exhibitors, industry representatives, and trading companions, there is possibly no problem of participation on the section of german exhibitors or exhibitors from the german-speaking location, or this is really much in question,’ mentions jan kurth, CEO of the VDM.


‘the current unique basic disorders in the interior structure business make the practicability of IMM cologne just about unachievable,’ shares oliver frese, COO of koelnmesse. ‘we did not make this pretty bitter decision effortless for ourselves, but look at it to be our obligation to just take this step now in close consultation with the marketplace. in this way we present clarity and arranging protection in the pursuits of our exhibitors. in our shared perspective, an IMM cologne with its declare as a leading trade truthful for the interior design and style marketplace is not realizable in the existing situation.’

IMM cologne furniture trade show officially cancelled and postponed until 2023



an industry-specific final decision


IMM cologne is the 1st occasion of 2022 to be afflicted as a end result of the coronavirus pandemic. even so, the cancellation is limited to IMM cologne and does not include other B2B situations prepared for spring 2022 in cologne. as IMM cologne’s formal press release states, ‘in autumn, the cologne art fairs and the nourishment reasonable anuga, amid other individuals, shown that trade fairs are also as soon as yet again probable at the intercontinental degree and can be carried out safely and securely for anyone. it is currently rather clear how in a different way personal industries are reacting to the existing circumstance.’


‘we have identified a heterogeneous estimation among the the exhibiting organizations in the facial area of the enduring pandemic scenario in germany’, mentions oliver frese. the assessments vary in degree distinct to various industries, ‘sometimes with a bigger effects on the respective trade good and sometimes rarely palpable’, the COO proceeds. ‘in the pursuits of cooperation in a spirit of have confidence in, we are of study course speaking carefully with our industries and clients, in buy to be equipped to attain just these sorts of sector-certain choices.’


koelnmesse nonetheless ideas on hosting the ORGATEC tokyo showcase in april, while backyard trade good spoof + gaga is scheduled to choose spot in cologne in june 2022. 

IMM cologne furniture trade show officially cancelled and postponed until 2023


myrto katsikopoulou I designboom

dec 12, 2021