"Innovation of Interior"
At furniPRO Asia 2016, the "Innovation of Interior“ showcase located right in the middle of the furniPRO Asia exhibition hall was very popular among the trade visitors.
Premiering out of interzum cologne, it is a special exhibition area for architects, interior and industrial designers as well as other planners with a unique, future-orientated range of products, to showcase innovative ideas and design options. The showcase was curated by renowned materials expert Dr. Sascha Peters. Key activities of the Innovation of Interior included a talk on on the 4th Industrial Revolution: “The Next Big Thing – Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing”; a Workshop on Future Materials: “Bio-based and Sustainable Materials for the Furniture Industry”, “Smart Materials for Future Design” and “Energy Harvesting and Smart Energy Materials” a Workshop on on 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing: “Basics on Additive Manufacturing Technologies", "New Materials for 3D Printing" and "BigRep: Furniture from the largest serial 3D Printer in the World" as well as specially organized guided tours through the “Innovation of Interior” Showcase in the exhibition hall.
The 3rd edition of furniPRO Asia was staged from 10 to 12 March 2016, at the Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre, co-located with the International Furniture Fair Singapore and The Décor Show for the very first time. The furniPRO Asia exhibition featured a multitude of 142 participating brands and companies from 25 countries including 5 national pavilions from China, Germany, Italy, Singapore and Taiwan, over a total area of 5,000 sqm. “The industry needs an upstream collaboration, and Koelnmesse is the right partner for us to have furniPRO Asia co-located in Singapore during the International Furniture Fair. In the future editions of furniPRO Asia, we will continue to have this co-location so as to benefit the furniture industry,” Ernie Koh, Chairman of IFFS Pte Ltd and President of the Singapore Furniture Industries Council, said. The furniPRO Asia will return to Singapore alongside IFFS in early March 2018.