Cologne: 01.–03.09.2019


Outdoor Furniture Trend Show & Icons of Outdoor Furniture: A look back into the future at spoga+gafa 2018

At spoga+gafa 2018, the trend highlights of tomorrow and the furniture icons of the present day will come alive: Under the title Outdoor Furniture Trend Show, the largest garden trade fair in the world will present the trends of the coming season on several product islands. An international expert jury will select the participants of the trend show. An own special event entitled "Icons of Outdoor Furniture" offers the appropriate setting for the trend show, where the bestselling and most stylish garden furniture of the current and also former exhibitors of spoga+gafa will be presented.

Beautiful living - an ongoing trend, which has long since taken the garden world by storm. In the scope of the internationally curated trend show, spoga+gafa is daring to take a look ahead to the future of outdoor furniture and shading systems. The focus is on materials and functionality, innovative product characteristics, new combinations and the theme sustainability, as well as comfort and ergonomics, flexibility and multifunctionality. Only products that have been launched onto the market between September 2017 and September 2018 are eligible for participation. The trade fair has been able to win over representatives from the sections design, trade, institutions and trend research as jury members. The selection from among all of the products submitted will be taken among others by Jeanette Altherr (Designer, Lievore Altherr, Barcelona, Spain), Manuel Rucar (Trend Researcher, Chlorosphere S.A.S, Angers, France) and Jürgen Schuster (Managing Director, HS Fachmarkt Vertriebs-GmbH, Genderkingen, Germany). The exhibitors of spoga+gafa 2018 can still apply online for free participation in the trend show up until 13 July 2018.

Icons from 1960 until today
The trend show is accompanied by the Icons of Outdoor Furniture special event, which presents worldwide icons of the outdoor industry. They surround the new Trend Islands and place them in a temporal context. Hence, for the exhibitors and trade visitors, the history and the future of furniture trends will be tangible and come to life in one area.

To be continued...
spoga+gafa is part of Koelnmesse's Global Competence in Furniture, Interiors and Design portfolio, which imm cologne also belongs to. The exhibitors participating in the trend show will once again profit from this strong network: The trend highlights showcased at spoga+gafa 2018 will also be exhibited at imm cologne in January 2019. In this way the trend show will reach an even wider, international trade audience.

All further information on the trend show and application forms can be found at www.spogagafa.comKoelnmesse – Global Competence in Furniture, Interiors and Design: Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of furnishing, living and lifestyle. At the trade fair hub of Cologne, the leading international fair imm cologne as well as the trade fair formats of LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, interzum and Kind + Jugend rank among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry. Over the last few years, Koelnmesse has specifically added international fairs in the most important fast-expanding markets to its portfolio. These include CIKB in Shanghai, interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the online portal for the interiors business, Koelnmesse offers direct access to products, contacts, expertise and events relevant to the industry all year round.

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The next events:
spoga+gafa - The garden trade fair, Cologne, Cologne 02.09. - 04.09.2018
Kind + Jugend - The Trade Show for Kids' First Years, Cologne 20.09. - 23.09.2018
CIKB - The platform for the Kitchen Industry in China, Shanghai 10.10. - 12.10.2018

The spoga+gafa 2018 is open to trade visitors on 2 and 3 September from 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. and on 4 September from 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. Further information is available at

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