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Winners of the interzum award 2019 awarded in Cologne

On May 20 at the Theater am Tanzbrunnen in Cologne, the award ceremony for the interzum award intelligent material & design 2019 took place. The competition, organised by Koelnmesse in collaboration with Red Dot, honors products that best represent technological development and design combined with functionality.
Now in its tenth year, the interzum award 2019 has seen an increase in entries, confirming the importance attached to design by manufacturers of materials and accessories for the furniture industry. This year, numerous manufacturers from 21 countries registered for the contest, submitting 260 applications. The work of the six-member jury, which tested, discussed and evaluated the entries directly on the spot, was difficult. The final selection was based on criteria such as innovation, material quality, design, functionality and sustainability.
In the end, the jurors selected 59 products that stood out for their high design quality and awarded them the “High Quality Product“ label. The result of a further selection was the choice of the 12 products that were awarded the title “Best of the Best“, the highest award for a high quality design.


The prize-giving ceremony for the winners

The winners of the interzum award intelligent material & design 2019 were awarded on the eve of the opening of interzum. Matthias Pollmann, Vice President of Koelnmesse, and Vito Orazhem, Managing Director of Red Dot, presented the certificates awarded to the winners of the “High Quality Product“, also in the brand new “Tiny Spaces“ category, dedicated to the theme of living in small spaces.
Gerald Böse, President and CEO of Koelnmesse, presented the winners with the certificates together with the members of the jury. The jury included designer Dick Spierenburg and Prof. Danny Venlet, Belgian creator and professor at the Royal College of Arts in Gand, together with Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Martin Stosch, professor of woodworking at the Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe and designer Winfried Weber from hülsta; Prof. Martin Beeh, materials expert and university lecturer in Design Management and Vito Orazhem.
Among the “Best of the Best 2019“ are two Italian companies, Salice and Vibo for the “Excessories“ drawer accessory system and the “Fly Box“ corner solution respectively.


Best of the Best 2019

I 12 “Best of the Best” 2019 sono stati assegnati a:
karuun® shine

Translucent natural material

out for space GmbH, Kißleg, Germany


Lightweight board made of wood and air

Sperrholzwerk Schweitzer GmbH, St. Marienkirchen an der Polsenz, Austria

Kristall Metallic

Glass front design with seamless joint

Karl W. Niemann GmbH & Co. KG, Preußisch Oldendorf, Germany

PerfectSense Lacquered Boards and Duo Edges

Marble decors and edges

FRITZ EGGER GmbH & Co. OG Holzwerkstoffe, St. Johann in Tirol, Austria

ViZard by ambigence

Flap fitting

Hettich Marketing- und Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG, Vlotho, Germany


Drawer system

Salice S.p.A., Novedrate, Italy


Corner solution

VIBO S.p.A., Trissino, Italy


Click furniture technology

Välinge Innovation Sweden AB, Viken, Sweden


Bed slat as mattress support

Sperrholzwerk Schweitzer GmbH, St. Marienkirchen an der Polsenz, Austria


Mattress textile

BekaertDeslee, Waregem, Belgium

Velda Resleep with Vita Talalay Origins inside

Dismountable and circular mattress

Vita Group, Middleton, United Kingdom

HOMAPAL Aquaris SpaSystem

Wet room panel

HOMAPAL GmbH, Herzberg, Germany

Let's Design Contest: the Cosentino Group launches the second edition

The ideas competition, aimed at interior designers and architects, features the new 2023 collection of ultra-compact Dekton® Pietra Kode slabs
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 20/03/2023
Company: Cosentino Group

interzum award 2023: registrations open for the Koelnmesse design competition

For the first time, a prize will be awarded in the new "Neo Ecology" category to give further impetus to a more sustainable economy
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 09/01/2023
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Let's Design ideas contest: Cosentino launches a new contest for designers and interior architects

The focus of the contest is to design a furnishing accessory using the ultra-compact surface Dekton®
Category: Technological materials for furniture, Industry news
Publication date: 03/01/2022
Company: Cosentino Group

IDEASxWOOD 2021/2022: the fourth edition of the Design Contest promoted by Tabu is launched

A competition of ideas, annual and international, aimed at university students and designers Under 40
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 19/11/2021
Company: Tabu Spa

Cosentino Design Challenge: the winning projects of the 15th edition

Numerous and highly experienced participants in the international competition promoted by the Cosentino Group
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 26/07/2021
Company: Cosentino Group

AvanTech YOU drawer system from Hettich: customisable, even with illuminated details

The 'light signature' wins the interzum award 2021 in the High Product Quality category
Category: Components for drawers
Publication date: 24/05/2021
Company: Hettich Italia

Innovation and sustainable development: Saib receives SDA Bocconi's Best Performance Award

The company is one of six Italian companies to have excelled in environmental, social and economic sustainability in 2020
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 22/02/2021

Scm Group: 2019 financial results confirm its financial solidity and reward innovation

The Group closes 2019 with a turnover of more than 700 million euros.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 24/01/2020
Company: SCM GROUP S.p.A.

Excessories - Night Collection: die erste Kollektion von Accessoires für Kleiderschränke und begehbare Kleiderschränke von Salice

Die mit dem Interzum Award ausgezeichnete Kollektion: Intelligent Material & Design 2019 für Design und Funktionalität
Category: Interior furniture accessories
Publication date: 16/12/2019
Company: Arturo Salice

The Report of the Confindustria Study Centre on Italian Industry is presented

Digitisation increases the competitiveness of the manufacturing system
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 20/05/2019