As of now, exhibitors at “interzum 2017” can register their innovations for
“interzum award: intelligent material and design 2017”. Koelnmesse is already
hosting the design competition for the ninth time in collaboration with Red Dot.
Until 3 March, the furniture supplier industry is invited to face the
international comparison with their products. The best designs will be selected
by an international expert jury.
interzum 2017 – the world’s leading trade fair for furniture production and
From 16 to 19 May 2017, “interzum” will once again bring together
representatives from the global furniture supplier industry in Cologne, Germany.
At the world’s leading trade fair for furniture production and interior design,
the exhibitors set new standards and offer visitors from industry, trade and the
retail sector an overview of the innovations in the industry. They provide the
impetus for designing the living spaces of the future.
Free participation at “interzum award 2017”
Already prior to the trade fair, exhibitors at “interzum” are provided with
the exclusive chance to enter the “interzum award: intelligent material &
design” free of charge. Participants can register one or several products – for
the first time in four categories: the competition is looking for the best
designs from the fields of “materials and surfaces”, “fittings, glass and
lighting”, “upholstery manufacture and bedding”, and – for the first time –
International expert jury
Five respected and independent international experts from design and
architecture assess the products’ design quality and make a final decision
concerning the industry award. Besides architect and designer Dr. Luisa
Bocchietto from Italy, Martin Darbyshire, founder and CEO of London-based design
consultancy “tangerine”, and Dutch designer Dick Spierenburg will assess the
product innovations in 2017. The expert panel is completed by Prof. Dipl.-Ing.
Martin Stosch, lecturer on the Wood Technology at Ostwestfalen-Lippe University
of Applied Sciences, and Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot
Winning an award in “interzum award 2017”, sets laureates apart from the
masses and bears testimony to the outstanding design quality of their
prize-winning products as well as their competitiveness. They have the chance to
use the quality label as a PR and marketing tool to steer additional attention
to their innovations – during “interzum 2017” and long past its end.
During the trade fair, all award-winning products are presented to the
public in an elaborately designed special exhibition. Moreover, the online
exhibition features the successful products long past the end of “interzum
2017”. This way, Koelnmesse is highlighting the significance of design as a
value added factor. The honouring of the proud laureates takes place on the
occasion of the “interzum Party” on 15 May 2017. The awards ceremony marks the
start of “interzum 2017”.
Dates interzum award: intelligent material & design 2017
Application deadline: 3 March 2017
Jury session: 23 March 2017
Awards ceremony: 15 May 2017
Special exhibition: 16 - 19 May 2017