COLOGNE, GERMANY - Lightweight furniture construction, with built-in LED lighting and electronics, and components produced with reduced weight, will be among the design trends on display at when the interzum furnishings show opens in Cologne May 25-28.

One advantage seen in the lighter approach is reduced shipping costs, says Koln Messe, which operates the biennial show. interzum opens the week prior to Ligna, in Hannover, Germany, and many woodworking indsutry professionals stop off to see both events.

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