A handful of loam, a little water, a touch of fire to lend it permanence. Whether coarse earthenware, choice porcelain or fibre-enhanced high-tech innovations, ceramics are convenient, versatile and â€“ for the last 30,000 years â€“ frequently a reflection and mirror of society.
After all, the materialâ€™s malleable diversity fires up our imagination â€“ in everyday use as in artistic expression. A prime example: the new Second Glance cooperation between type and graphic artist Ebon Heath and the ceramics experts at Villeroy & Boch.Â
A strong kitchen sector requires a similarly strong trade fair platform. The internationally renowned German kitchen sector and other key global players in the kitchen industry have found a new home at LivingKitchen. Following the impressive premiere event in 2011, LivingKitchen 2013 will be the next big kitchen event for exhibitors and visitors. The attractive economic conditions for Europe’s largest kitchen market, Germany, are putting the representatives of kitchen companies in a good mood, as all the signs indicate that market growth will be significant in 2012. These are ideal conditions for the successful continuation of LivingKitchen in January 2013.
“Germany is in demand worldwide as a production location and for its associated expertise in kitchen and furniture construction. This expertise is clearly represented in Cologne. That’s why the city is the ideal place for international trade fairs like imm cologne / LivingKitchen,” says one exhibitor 100 days after imm cologne 2012. Germany has a decades-long tradition of producing kitchen furniture, appliances and accessories. This tradition is widely known and greatly appreciated far beyond Germany.