The interior innovation award is one of the most considerable design award in interior furnishing and it has been initiated in 2002 by the imm cologne, which is also the ideal carrier of the competition. The German Design Council is the event manager. The imm cologne and the German design Council succeeded in creating an effective instrument for companies positioning and product differentiation with the competition. The interior innovation award evaluates innovative masterworks in all product areas of this field.
The participants of the interior innovation award are not only expositors of the imm cologne any more since 2011. All companies of interior design with products out of furniture, bathroom, office/ working place, building equipment, wall/ floor/ ceiling, kitchen/ household, lamps and textiles branches can present their works for the interior innovation award competition.