Axel Schramm, President of the German Furniture Industry Association (VDM): “German furniture industry on course for success”

All in all, the German furniture industry is satisfied with its turnover in 2016. Once again in the past year, it experienced more success with active exports than with domestic sales. Furniture “made in Germany” is becoming more and more popular all over the world.

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Facts and figures – German furniture foreign trade

Consumers and buyers from all over the world love furniture made in Germany. Year by year German manufacturers sell more furniture abroad.

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Kirk Mangels, General Manager of “Arbeitsgemeinschaft Die Moderne Küche (AMK)”: “The international kitchen market 2016”

Even though it is still hardly noticeable in the kitchen sector, with the exception of Russia, we are now observing slowly changing political conditions.

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imm cologne: Made in Germany and innovations from all over the world

The beginning of the 2017 furniture year is heralded by the most important event in its calendar: imm cologne presents the
trends that will be shaping the furniture and interiors sector – and the products that are good for business.

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Ursula Geismann, VDM: “How a trend emerges – three areas influence developments”

Natural materials are very popular at the moment. And furniture made of real wood is experiencing a boom. How does
it happen that certain materials come into fashion?

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Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel (DGM): “Quality is our mission and goal”

The Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e.V. (DGM), the German furniture quality assurance association, is based in Fürth, Germany. It deals principally with the topic of furniture quality, as the quality of a piece of furniture strongly impacts on quality of life in the home. The reliability of a quality standard depends on various factors.

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Contacts to the industry federations

German associations in the German furniture industry and in the retail sector.

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