Silvia Baumann
Product Manager Interior

Review: Continental at the Interzum in Cologne 2019

We look back on an Interzum of superlatives. Visitors to our Continental stand showed great interest in our products and had a very positive response to our innovations.

We look back on an Interzum of superlatives. Visitors to our Continental stand showed great interest in our products and had a very positive response to our innovations.

With the skai® Design Lab Configurator, visitors to the trade fair became "designers" themselves, and were enthusiastic about the possibilities of individualizing digital print surface designs. Customers can use skai® Design Lab to configure a perfectly matching surface finish for their project in terms of design, color, embossing, size, repetitions or material. Continental’s skai® Design Lab is setting new benchmarks for customized design and digital printing.

Our new upholstery fabrics skai® Topana FLS and skai® Torino FLS were an absolute in-demand highlight for the hospitality sector. The chevron design of skai® Torino FLS picks up on the latest trend in textiles and makes a positive impression with its pleasantly soft haptics and trendy harmonious color nuances, as did its matching color counterpart, skai® Topana FLS. 

Two innovations stood out in the furniture foil category, each winning one of the coveted Interzum Awards: skai® colore magic METALSPIN and skai® colore structure ULTRA. The former represents a surface finish that perfectly imitates handcrafted metal, featuring circular "signs of wear" in keeping with the vintage trend. ULTRA is the designation for an extremely matt, scratch-resistant and sturdy surface that is available in six dark colors.

Our skai® NatureFeel furniture foils were another favorite, especially the skai® Artisan Oak and the way in which it replicates the uniqueness and perfection of natural surface finishes with the greatest authenticity. Perfect synchronicity between decor and structure is achieved here by a 3D foil. The typical characteristics of natural wood, such as pores, cracks, flowers, knots and hollows are portrayed in authentic detail and true to life by skai® NatureFeel.