The marketplace for the kitchen sector

Life is cooking here! The international kitchen show in Cologne unites the most important national and international companies of the kitchen sector at one place.

This event addresses trade visitors as well as end customers. LivingKitchen aims to lend momentum to initiate new sales and to open up new sales channels for exhibiting companies.

Innovative presentations from manufacturers, world premieres for new kitchen furnishings, household appliances and accessories as well as star-studded cooking shows - the outstanding mix on offer covered everything to do with kitchens and cooking and ensured a steady volume of visitors on all days of the fair - not to mention beaming faces amongst the exhibitors.

The marketplace for the kitchen sector

Testimonials LivingKitchen 2015

“Ballerina is very satisfied with how LivingKitchen went. We saw double-digit growth in the number of retailers and interested parties attended to. Domestically and internationally, we are seeing an even distribution in this positive development.”

“LivingKitchen was a great success for berbel and exceeded all our expectations. We recorded double the number of visitors to our stand compared to 2013. We really value the feedback from the trade – which was consistently positive. We didn’t just listen, we will also be acting on our conclusions from this feedback.”

“We are very satisfied with LivingKitchen – it’s a great start into the new kitchen year. There were significantly more international visitors at the fair than at the previous events and we are very happy with this development. We even welcomed a whole range of top-level industry visitors from Russia.”

“The fair was fantastic and really exceeded the expectations of the trade. There were many premieres and innovations to be seen which will be on display in stores in just a few weeks. In addition, the large crowds of visitors on the Open Days demonstrate that in Germany, beautiful living and furnishing is increasing in importance all the time. It’s not for nothing that the kitchen has replaced the car as the No.1 status symbol. For the trade, the imm cologne / LivingKitchen duo is the most important fair in the world. So we may say that the trade is very happy that the fair has returned to its former strength.”

“We are, across the board, very satisfied with LivingKitchen 2015. Visitor frequency was high and, as expected, the percentage of clients from abroad was also significantly higher than in 2013. To sum up, all positive conditions were implemented, all parameters reached and therefore we will be back again in 2017.”

“For Häcker Küchen, the fair was a success as far as general attendance was concerned and we had some really great talks. From our perspective, what hasn’t really come through yet was the event’s internationalisation. Our colleagues on the Exports team found themselves a little idle at times, but for the German market, the fair was a complete success.”

“LivingKitchen was precisely the right place and precisely the right time to launch the new homeier products. Hardly any other furniture fair in Germany has as impressive a performance as LivingKitchen and imm in Cologne. We are really excited about the positive reaction from visitors and really value the feedback from our customers.”

“Miele rates its appearance at LivingKitchen 2015 a 'complete success'. An audience of more than 10,000 registered industry visitors meant that the figures were similar to those of the fair two years ago.”

“We are very satisfied with the fair. Overall, we really got the sense that it was a very strong event for the domestic market and that there was a significantly higher number of visitors from abroad than in 2013. All in all, we can say that, once again, we felt very much at home and well-looked after in Cologne.”

“We are still very pleasantly surprised by the positive reception we received. I got the sense that the fair event has become even more international than in previous editions. All in all, I think that at LivingKitchen, we could lay the foundation for a successful market launch.”

“We felt very comfortable at LivingKitchen and our world premieres – the URBAN style collection and the new kitchen sideboard SieMatic 29 – got the most enthusiastic reactions. We never dreamed of receiving such a fantastic response. On the weekend, there was a large number of interested and discerning end customers looking for advice and consultations. Our fair team comprising selected Sales partners and our own staff constantly had their hands full and is delighted with the extremely positive feedback and the opportunity to follow up on these talks after the close of LivingKitchen.”

“We couldn’t have wished for a better start to the year than what we experienced at LivingKitchen. LivingKitchen is a great platform, where we always enjoy presenting our innovations. In 2015 once more, the fair convinced across the board due to its own very unique atmosphere: in Cologne, there is a very particular mood which is at once informal and focused. This leaves us looking forward to 2015 very optimistically.”

“Together with existing and new partners, we have been consistently transferring our brand awareness gained in the area of home furnishing to the kitchen area range. The reception is outstanding. The imm cologne and LivingKitchen fair duo offers us an amazing opportunity to present the trade with the whole spectrum of our products as well as the TEAM 7’s huge variety of layout options – and to perfectly serve the clients’ demand for a comprehensive selection and a single-sourced range. For us, LivingKitchen was once more a complete success. All existing and potential customers of TEAM 7 were very impressed with the staging of our fair stand as well as by our solid wood kitchens and many orders were placed.”

Dates & opening times

Date and opening times

Find out when the trade fair is open for private and trade visitors.

Dates & opening times

Events

Events

You can look forward to a wide-ranging supporting program arranged by Koelnmesse and numerous partners.

Events

Facts and figures

Facts and figures

We have summarized all of the important facts and figures about the trade fair for you in one documen

Facts and figures