imm cologne got the 2007 furniture year off to a successful start. Earlier than anywhere else, with a fresher approach and greater internationality, this event, the world’s leading furniture fair, presented the home furnishings and furniture trends for 2007. Furniture is back “in” again for the consumers – that is the conclusion after the fair. “The emotional presentation by the exhibitors really put people in the mood for the theme of furnishings and furniture thus ensuring sustained and permanent business impulses in the sector”, said Wolfgang Kranz, Executive Director Koelnmesse, in summing up the event. This was also confirmed by Dirk-Uwe Klaas, Executive Director of the Association of the German Furniture Industry (VDM): “The good order-placing level and the many trade buyers from all corners of the world have put us in an optimistic and hopeful mood that 2007 will be a successful business year for our companies. Home furnishings and furniture are further extending their importance in the consumers’ list of priorities. Once again imm cologne has made a key contribution to this”, Klaas said.
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