“Life is more dynamic outside”: An interview with Prof. Mark Braun

Mark Braun © Sonja Müller

Mark Braun is a renowned German designer and university professor. As a member of the jury, together with other experts, he selected the furniture for this year’s Trend Show at spoga+gafa. We spoke to him about his demands for the design of outdoor areas, aspiring young designers and about his expectations for the future of outdoor design.

“In this way an overstimulation can be prevented at Christmas time” – an interview with Oliver Mathys (Marketing and Sales Consultant)

Oliver Mathys – Photo: oliver-m-consulting.com

The summer is gradually coming to a close… And the first Christmas items are already on sale in the retail outlets in mid-September. And it won’t be long before the corresponding design at the POS follows. In November at the latest the Christmas business is in full swing in the green industry. Even though this increasingly early Christmas hype tends to irritate many of the customers. We discussed the theme with Oliver Mathys. As a marketing and sales consultant, he develops sales concepts and supports companies with the implementation thereof.

“The level many BBQ fans already have at home is very, very high” – An interview with: Matthias Otto (MONOLITH Grill GmbH)

Matthias Otto at spoga+gafa 2018 in Cologne – Photo: R. Moers

Kamado grills were still relatively unknown 15 years ago in Germany. Today, the round ceramic grills that allow temperatures of between 70 and 400 degrees Celsius to be generated, have many fans among top and hobby chefs. Because especially slowly cooked pieces of meat remain particularly tender when prepared in them.

That was spoga+gafa 2018

spoga+gafa 2018: Entrance North – Photo: Koelnmesse

spoga+gafa 2018 presented the entire world of the garden again from 2 to 4 September in Halls 1 to 10 and on two additional outdoor areas. In the scope of our photo galleries we would like to give you a brief overview of the past exhibition days and the diversity of the range of products offered: creation & care, garden bbq, garden living und garden unique – these are the theme areas that could be discovered at the trade fair.