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imm expects 600 exhibitors as countdown begins

immClassicon19imm cologne expects to host about 600 companies across nine halls when the event returns in just under 10 weeks time.

Pure, the traditionally home to higher-end and design-led exhibitors, will take place in halls 11.1, 11.2, 2.2 and 3.2, supplemented by Hall 4.2, where Pure Architects will be hosted with Connect.

Home, mainstream furniture, will occupy halls 10.1, 10.2, 7, 6 and 5.2.

Home Sleep will be in hall 9.

Hall 11.3, normally filled with Pure exhibitors, will be taken up by DesignFest, a shopping market and workshops for independent designers, but only from 21-23 January of the 17-23 January exhibition. 

‘The upcoming imm cologne is all about positioning – for us as a trade fair organiser, for the German furniture industry and for the entire sector. But it is not just about how dynamically we start 2022,’ says Matthias Pollmann, Koelnmesse vice president trade fair management.

‘We are facing major challenges that also present enormous opportunities. With this in mind, I see the number of exhibitors at imm cologne 2022 as a good starting position for a successful relaunch. I’m firmly convinced that imm cologne is the ideal platform for the industry to design tomorrow’s living spaces together. We’re expecting visitor numbers to be below pre-pandemic levels. They will probably rise in line with exhibitor numbers. Visitors are more likely to come from other European countries than from overseas, but we keep seeing the odd surprise at recent European trade fairs.’