Read More Articles by Kenn Busch

Profile picture for user kennbusch
Kenn Busch

Material Intelligence organizes educational material exhibits like the Materials Pavilion at NeoCon, creates certified educational content on materials for architects and interior designers, and collaborates with design educators and students to nurture new thinking about materials and materiality. Founder Kenn Busch also covers the major materials and design fairs in Europe for the A&D and manufacturing communities, and organizes the TCM North America Decorative Surfaces Conference. www.MaterialIntelligence.com  

What’s next? Observations from the Cologne International Furniture Fair

As the world’s most international furniture event, IMM Cologne always looks forward, and always with a nod to the recent past. New ideas, trends and movements are explored, of course, built on inspiration from recent materials and design fairs. The result for furniture producers: A fantastic way to connect concepts from last year’s Interzum and SICAM fairs with furniture now on the market from around the world. Here’s an overview of the event:

What’s our sustainability story? ‘Waste wood made good’

It’s time we told the truth about composite wood decorative panels.
If you make products from composite wood panels, we have to talk. 
 
We – North America’s producers of particleboard, MDF and decorative TFL panels – have a confession to make. There are some things we haven’t been telling you, about who we really are and what we actually do. 
 
So, in the spirit of “radical transparency,” we’re ready to come clean.