Pioneering lifestyle solutions: lets be smart exhibition set to impress for third year at imm cologne

Submitted by J. Mikhail on Sun, 04/08/2018 - 23:19

The innovative Smart Home exhibition »let´s be smart - future of intelligent

homes« will take place for the third year in a row at imm cologne, the

international interiors show, from 15 to 21 January 2018.

Cologne, 13 December 2017. Featuring a complete Smart Home installation, the

pioneering exhibition organised by the »let’s be smart« network covers almost

1,000 square metres and is located in Hall 4.2 (Pure Architects). Visitors can step

inside and experience products in action from over 30 manufacturers in a range of

everyday situations. Geared towards the different stages in life, the Smart Home

showcases an apartment designed for several family generations, an integrated

home office and a microliving apartment.

Rather than simply focussing on the technical aspects, the exhibition highlights the

positive impact that smart homes can have on our living environment. Offering

much more than just app-controlled technology, »let’s be smart« presents crosssystem

solutions that directly enhance daily life with regard to design, usability

and the environment. During a series of scheduled tours, visitors can discover for

example how accessible living can be improved by voice-activated technology –

this year’s leading trend.

In addition to renowned German companies such as Miele, Nolte, Rehau and

Clage, groundbreaking international start-up projects, Samsung and the eMobility

pioneer Tesla have also contributed to the Smart Home installation.

A daily symposium featuring professionals from a wide range of industries and

research fields will accompany the exhibition. The speakers will be providing

insights into their work and discussing their strategies in the smart home segment.

Participants can look forward to presentations by institutions such as the

Fraunhofer Institute, Dr Sascha Peters (Haute Innovation) on the subject of smart

materials and TüV Nord on the topic of safety.

The online portal provides detailed reports on the solutions

developed by the »let’s be smart« network. It also offers an extensive media

library with product literature and practical examples from the Smart Home

exhibitions showing how the technology can be effectively used in our homes.


Established in 2015, »let’s be smart« is a network of manufacturers, service providers

and professional associations from a wide variety of industries. Its aim is to promote

innovative technology and the resulting benefits by showcasing practical examples of

how the products can be used in everyday life. The scope of cooperation ranges from

developing joint solutions and products through to marketing activities, exhibitions

and sales partnerships.

In addition to the founding initiators, RFID GmbH by Geschwister Flötotto and

Koelnmesse, the following companies and associations are members of the network:

Artome, ASD Sonnenspeicher, Bauking, Biffar, Clage, Connected Living, controLED,

Grohe, Inovvida Holding, König und Neurath, Lehmann, Marantec, Meisterteam, Miele,

Nolte Küchen, Nolte Möbel, Oligo, Paperflow, Rehau, RheinEnergie, Röhr Bush, Rom

Polstermöbel, Smartblock, Samsung, Tesla, TüV Nord, the Association of the German

Furniture Industry (VDM), Vestamatic and Viessmann.