This design event recently came to a close: seven intense days in which 1157 companies from 54 countries showed their new products and trends for the coming year, in an area of 240,000 m2. The city of Cologne welcomed 115,000 visitors, 14% more than in 2010 (without LivingKitchen), with 42% from abroad, including more buyers from Europe (especially Russia and Italy) and many participants from North America and Asia. Leading Italian design brands, including Adele-C, Arketipo, B&B Italia, Bodema, Bontempi, Busnelli, Cappellini, Casamania, Cassina, Cattelan, Desalto, Driade, Erba Italia, Fiam, Flexform, Frigerio, Giuliomarelli, Kartell, Poliform, Lapalma, Living Divani, MDF Italia, Minotti, Poltrona Frau, Porro, Reflex, Skitsch, Sicis, Technogym, Tonon, have chosen IMM Cologne as a concrete business platform.www.imm-cologne.com.