The recently concluded imm cologne/LivingInteriors 2014 was another stupendously successful show in the annals of the organizers. imm cologne/LivingInteriors presented a multi-faceted and varied range of products once again this year, with 1209 (1179) exhibitors from 52 (49) countries. Overall, around 120,000 visitors came to the metropolis in the Rhineland, against 116,000 in 2012. Around 86,000 of those visitors came from Germany while more than 34,000 came from 129 countries all across the globe! There were particularly strong presences from the U.K., France, the Netherlands and Italy as well as from China and the USA, representing a one per cent increase in international visitors to the fair. The 2014 event also saw a slight increase in visitors from Russia. “The increased number of visitors from abroad underlines the importance of the export industry for our exhibitors,” says CEO of Koelnmesse, Katharina C. Hamma. “And it proves that the market-orientated fair concept of the imm cologne, after 2012 and 2013, continues to impress the industry this year”. The fair saw impressive figures for the Opening Day itself, with around 40,000 consumers looking for ideas and inspiration in interior design.