Homes and interior fixtures of the future will be smart and capable of independent thought and understanding. Consumers listen to these terms being used with a mixture of curiosity and concern. What can we expect in the future? What can be achieved in the field of home living and furnishings by state-of-the-art engineering technology? And where do the boundaries lie – technically and ethically?
The world is changing – quickly, visibly, palpably for us all. Urbanisation and gentrification are processes that have a direct effect on communal and domestic life. Urban centres are growing according to area and density. As a consequence, housing is becoming scarcer and more expensive, and the available living space is dwindling in both absolute and per capita terms.
ZOW 2018 to present smart lightweight solutions
There are many good arguments for using various lightweight technologies in consumer products and durable goods. The furniture, interior construction and caravan industries are also exploring these solutions, applying them to both design and materials. Many of them can be traced back to the Lightweight Construction Association igeL (Interessengemeinschaft Leichtbau e.V.).
The surface of a piece of furniture is like its skin, with a tangible, tactile appeal. New technologies in surface treatment provide new fascinating and sophisticated opportunities. The surface area is communicating with the outside world so to speak.Piero LissoniRead
Smart Home at imm cologne 2018
Hall and site plan
Use our plan of the hall to plan your visit in advance. The plan shows the optimum route to the stands of the exhibitors, the special show areas and the catering areas.