Trends and New Products at Interzum
Every two years, Interzum presents the product innovations of the supplier industry, making the fair one of the most important sources of business momentum for designing the living spaces of tomorrow. Interzum has been the world's leading fair for products in furniture production and interior design for decades now. This year at Interzum, the three main trends that emerged: naturalness, coupled with real woods or a solid-wood look, personality and authenticity as well as the trend towards an extremely high-gloss finish or an ultra-matt look. Along, with this Future-focused factors like sustainability, plain colours and earthy tones were also seen in the exhibition. Trend 1: The most important trend that has come from the exhibition is, the material having naturalness, coupled with real woods or a solid wood finish working exclusively with solid wood will continue to rule the roost in the furniture industry. Rustic-style surfaces as well as fine-wood veneers with a solid-wood appearance set the tone at the exhibition. Trend 2: Personality and Authenticity Another interesting learning which came out of the exhibition is the fact the nowadays the consumers don't define themselves by 'traditional' characteristics like age, gender, background or income but rather by mutual interests, ideologies and experiences. Today, the consumers is looking for self-expression with the interiors. Owing to this mind shift, companies are promoting personal expression with a variety of material and colour combinations as well as with bold touches of colour. Trend 3: From High-Gloss to Matt The trend in surfaces in living and interior fittings is veering toward high-gloss. There are few companies who presented both the extremes ie the high gloss and ultra matt finish laminates. A range of new lacquered acrylic laminates in high-gloss and super matt as well as in a durable, abrasion-resistant glass version was also presented during the exhibition.