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Innovative and disruptive new materials will take centre stage at interzum.

Interzum will showcase innovative materials for furniture and interior construction that are lighter, thinner, more compact, more flexible and more durable. 
interzum 2019 will take place May 21-24, in Cologne, Germany.
A major focus of the event will be placed on “Disruptive Materials – Changing the Future,” a slogan chosen by the agency HAUTE INNOVATION, which will showcase some of the latest material innovations and disruptive technologies at interzum 2019. The agency will curate this special exhibition. The term “disruptive technologies” describes innovations that replace old systems entirely.
“In contrast to material innovations, disruptive materials have far-reaching effects,” said Dr. Sascha Peters, HAUTE’s founder.
The exhibition is divided into four areas: Biological Transformation, Resource Efficiency & Sustainability, Digital Materials & Smart Systems and Production-Related Material Innovations. With more than 100 exhibits across some 4,500 sq. ft. of exhibition space in Hall 04.2, the Disruptive Materials area is set to be one of the major attractions at interzum.
Digital Materials & Smart Systems illustrates heatable textile surfaces, magnetic woods and sofas that double as carbon loudspeakers. Bio-based materials and natural growth processes will be featured in conjunction with companies that produce leather from various plant fibres or plants to build living structures.
Lightweight construction and resource efficient solutions will be presented by Andrea Mocellin from Italy, with foldable vehicles and the German company Lightweight Solutions will be showing off its extremely material-efficient lightweight construction material. 3D-printed houses and e-bikes made from plywood production-related material innovations will round out the exhibit.
interzum is known for regularly injecting new inspiration and design ideas in tomorrow’s living spaces. The Disruptive Materials Piazza provides a look into the future.
For more information on attending Interzum please contact the North American Office of Koelnmesse Inc. at 773-326-9920 or


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