CAN­CELLED — MCBW 2020 meets IHM


West Entrance, Messegelände, 81829 München
11. March 2020 – 15. March 2020
10:00 – 18:00

What do design-oriented solutions for mastering the challenges of the future look like? How can we make our lives more sustainable without sacrificing diversity, quality and the delight of beautiful things?

Once again in 2020, Internationale Handwerksmesse (IHM) – incl. «Handwerk & Design» and Garten München – and Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW) join forces to provide answers to these questions. On three isles, the exhibition “Design connects!“ presents innovative labels from various industries who showcase trailblazing products in alignment with the different fair sections. Their common denominator: Sustain by Design!

11 – 15/03/2020, West Entrance, Messe München Fairground.

Internationale Handwerksmesse is the most important fair for craft-trade businesses. One focus topic at the special exhibition in the entrance area is Surface Technology. In this field, the design factory Sixth Sense Design develops and produces unique sustainable surfaces that dazzle the beholder with their unparalleled aesthetics, appeal to all the senses – and, very deservedly, received the German Design Award 2020.

The «Handwerk & Design» exhibition has been presenting stellar craftsmanship and artistic design for 12 years. The exhibition "Design connects!" showcases remarkable samples from the area of fashion and textiles. For instance, BeWooden offers handcrafted accessories made of noble woods, high-quality fabrics and vegetable-tanned leather. Quality, uniqueness and an eco-conscious manufacturing process are the top priorities in the production of these small works of art, e.g. jewelry, bags and wooden bow ties. Thus, not a single tree is felled to produce these wooden products, since the materials used are provided exclusively by local carpenters and the remnants from their furniture production.

Garten München is the largest German indoor gardening trade fair. It exhibits the latest trends for garden, terrace and balcony. However, in densely populated cities, fewer and fewer people manage to have a garden of their own. After all, how can you grow your own vegetables in the middle of the city? Thoughtful design can offer solutions. For example, Schreinerei Becker, one of the exhibiting carpenters, has developed an indoor greenhouse that allows you to grow not only ornamental plants but also all sorts of vegetables and herbs in your apartment. Thanks to the aesthetic simplicity of its design and the possibility to choose the wood type individually, it can be integrated in any space.

All exhibitors have found design-oriented solutions for tackling the challenges of the future with the help of sustainable designs, materials and concepts. You are invited to marvel, to test, to discuss and to shop!