Exhibitors at “interzum 2023” can now submit their new technical developments, advanced materials, exciting product innovations, concepts and processes to “interzum award 2023”. Until 24 February 2023, the global furniture and interior design supply industry is invited to participate in this global benchmark. “interzum” is hosting the competition in collaboration with Red Dot for the twelfth time. An expert jury will select the industry’s best innovation achievements in the categories “Function & Components”, “Materials & Nature”, “Textile & Machinery” as well as in the new category “Neo Ecology”. You can find all of the information about the competition and register online at: www.interzum.com/en/award.
New competition category: Neo Ecology
This year’s global motto for “interzum”, the world’s leading trade fair, is “Neo Ecology”. The objective is to use the trade fair to provide impetus for a more sustainable economy. So it makes sense that “interzum award 2023” will also tackle this topic head on. For the first time, companies can enter their innovations in the newly introduced category “Neo Ecology”. “Nowadays, environmental protection topics such as conserving resources, sustainability and the circular economy are also informing the furniture supply industry”, explains interzum Director Maik Fischer. “The industry is itself coming up with exciting concepts and innovations for products, production methods and materials. By awarding a distinction in the “Neo Ecology” category, we want to recognise their relevance and help raise their profile.”
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals serve as a guide for assessment in the “Neo Ecology” category, in particular Goal 12 “Responsible Consumption and Production” and Goal 13 “Climate Action”.
Award ceremony and exhibition – both in-person and virtual
The companies that win a distinction in the competition will be celebrated on 8 May 2023 at an official award ceremony held at the opening event for “interzum 2023”. Products, materials and concepts that win a distinction at “interzum award 2023” will be on show to the international trade visitors in a special exhibition that runs for the entire duration of the trade fair.
On 15 and 16 May 2023, the winning entries also will be introduced at the virtual event “interzum @home 2023” and displayed in a dedicated virtual showroom.