COLOGNE, Germany — spoga+gafa, the world’s largest trade show for gardening, outdoor furniture, equestrian and barbecues, was held last month in Cologne, Germany. The historic city’s fair complex alongside the Rhine drew 40,000 people domestically and from abroad. It featured the latest trends in outdoor living, furniture and tools, urban gardening and grilling, spread over an incredible 2.5 million square feet of exhibition space.
Hardlines was there and we saw new products ranging from children’s outdoor play sets to innovative garden products for small spaces and indoor living, as well as the latest grilling and outdoor cooking technology. We also met some vendors looking for entry into the Canadian market. (Contact me directly for more info.—MIchael)
(Click here to take a tour of the new products at spoga+gafa, courtesy of Hardlines!)