Smart appliances to take centre stage at LivingKitchen 2019

Next year’s LivingKitchen show will focus on smart appliances and the kitchen of tomorrow, said its organisers.

The 2019 event (January 14-20, Koelnmesse exhibition centre, Cologne, Germany) will include ideas of how the kitchen design of the future could look, as well as how trends in nutrition are changing technologies in the kitchen, and how it is possible to intelligently integrate cooking, living and eating.

Said Matthias Pollmann, vice president, trade fair management, at event organiser Koelnmesse: “It is primarily three things that are advancing the development of the kitchen into the modern focus of life – innovations in device technology, trends in design and the changing cooking and eating culture. Only all three together define the kitchen of tomorrow.”

For this reason, the event will be divided into three exhibition areas: Future Technology, Future Design and Future Food Styles, which will showcase future forms of kitchen equipment and design, and suggest scenarios of how we will live in the future.

Swiss-Argentine designer Alfredo Häberli, who has collaborated with BMW in the past, will present a futuristic kitchen concept at the show, hosted in conjunction with interiors show IMM Cologne.

Last year, the exhibition was fully booked, featuring 200 international exhibitors and more than 150,000 visitors from around the world.

•For more information, visit the show’s website.