Top five trends: Live from Interzoo 2014

Friday, 30 May 2014

Yeowww! at Interzoo 2014

International pet supplies trade fair Interzoo opened its doors to an expected 30,000 visitors yesterday in Nuremberg, Germany. This year's edition demonstrates the growing market for pet tracking technology as well as showcasing fresh ideas for colour, print and pattern across product.

Unison Worldwide at Interzoo 2014

The Quantified Pet: GPS collar accessories and home cameras controlled remotely by smartphone provide a high-tech way for owners to enjoy peace of mind about their pet's wellbeing at all times. Tracking collars mean that dogs won't get lost on walks, while fitness monitors collect data about activity levels that can be used for early diagnoses of health issues.

Ethical Products at Interzoo 2014

JW at Interzoo 2014
Cartoon Critters: Designers take inspiration from the language and style of comic books for fun print and graphics, with cute cartoonish animals adopted for dog toys.

Trixie at Interzoo 2014

Tartan & Plaid: The most prominent pattern direction at the fair, plaids are used in a range of styles from classic red and black to contemporary brights.

Cleair Aquatics at Interzoo 2014

Orbit Dekoration at Interzoo 2014
Smart Way Pet Supplies Co. at Interzoo 2014
Acid Brights: Vivid, hyper-real rainbow brights prove a fresh and eye-catching direction for colour. Glowing LED fishtanks and spectrums of heightened coral decorations create a Fantasia for fish habitats while fluorescent leashes and collars stand out for dog products.

Elegant Doggy at Interzoo 2014

Bejewelled: Collars and leashes are encrusted with gems to cater to the most pampered of pets. Soft, hand-worked leathers are studded with precious stones and metals in mixed colour palettes, creating a super-luxe effect.

Koko von Knebel at Interzoo 2014

Interzoo runs until Sunday 1 June at Nuremberg Messe. Homebuildlife subscribers will be able to see our full coverage from the show next week.