Interzum: Wood industry awards kick-off event
August 16, 2011 | 9:10 am CDT
Interzum: Wood industry awards kick-off eventCOLOGNE, GERMANY

- The 2011 Interzum Best of the Best awards were presented in a celebratory event tonight which included festive drumming, live jazz, and distribution of winners and runners up in major categories for design and innovation in wood and furnishings industries materials.

The Interzum Best of the Best awards are organized and presented every two years by koelnmesse in cooperation with red dot, an internationally respected design organization.

The design and innovation competition has also internationally developed into one of the most coveted awards within the wood and furnishings manufacturing sector. This year, the award, which is presented in three different categories,

Interzum 2011 Best of the Best Awards

Decorative surfaces


Smart Wrap
Upholstering textile

Bekaert Textiles NV, Waregem, Belgium

Banana fibres veneers
Beleaf Veneers

Beleaf s.a.m., Monaco

Duropal design texture Illusion for HPL
High pressure laminate

Duropal GmbH, Arnsberg, Germany

Box system

Julius Blum GmbH, Höchst, Austria

100 % ecological interior design material

Resopal GmbH, Groß-Umstadt, Germany, DEKODUR GmbH & Co. KG, Hirschhorn, Germany

UNICLIC furniture technology

Unilin bvba, Wielsbeke, Belgium

WO Linoleum edge
Linoleum edge bands for organic shapes

WO Interior A/S, Randers SØ, Denmark

is being staged for the sixth time, the categories:

 -Materials and Surfaces
 -Fittings, Glass and Light
 -Upholstered Furniture Manufacturing and Bedding

 Video: wood drummers celebrate winners

In 2011, a total of 124 companies from 19 different countries submitted 208 products for consideration. A professional jury selected the winning products, which will be exhibited at the ‘Messeboulevard’ venue during the interzum trade show here in Cologne from May 25 to 28, 2011.

The festive drumming at the Interzum Best of the Best awards carried a wood industry theme, with drummers playing tables, chairs, doors, and drums of finishing solution.


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