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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:

Laminates: Waiting for the Next Big Color

It seems like just yesterday I was holding a brand new piece of Cognac melamine in my hand and beaming with pride as I showed it off to a room full of closet designers. We all knew in that moment that we were looking at the future of the custom storage industry.

Purchasing Veneer? Some FAQs

What’s the difference between “book match” and “sequence match?” What is raw veneer? Can I apply a wood veneer to materials other than wood? What’s the difference between backing materials?
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