Iran is participating in this exhibition to negotiate with the European designers and decorators as the main visitors of the Cologne fair to introduce the Iranian handmade carpet and stabilize its position and capabilities in the interior design and decoration.
Iran National Carpet Centre’s pavilion is located in an area of 55 square metres, and hosts the meetings with relevant institutions at the exhibition.
According to a Farsi report by IRNA, during the first eight months of the current Iranian year [which stated in mid-March], more than $269 million worth of handmade carpets were exported to target countries, up 31% from the same period last year.
The international exhibition, which started in the German city of Cologne on January 15 and will be open to visitors until January 21, is one of the oldest specialized exhibitions in the field of interior decorations in the world.
The exhibition features companies from 51 countries including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Belgium, Azerbaijan, Austria, Croatia, Republic of China, Canada, Bulgaria, Finland, Indonesia, Italy, Ukraine, Turkey, Taiwan, Malaysia, Russia, Luxembourg, Taiwan, the UK and the United States.
Last year, the exhibition was held in an area of 281,500 square metres with 1,339 exhibitors and over 148,000 visitors.
The imm Cologne (internationale möbelmesse) is an international, public open furniture trade show held at koelnmesse exhibition centre in Cologne, Germany, every year in January.
The exhibition’s primary focus is contemporary furniture and interior design, but also showcases innovative materials and fabrics and latest architectural lighting design technology. Along the Salone del Mobile at Milan, the imm Cologne is regarded as a leading market place for related industries, i.e. furniture designers, furniture companies, furniture retailers, architects and interior designers.
The Cologne Furniture Fair is organised by the Verband der Deutschen Möbelindustrie e.V. and was first held in 1949.