With technology making greater inroads into the domestic home every year organisers at the Ideal Home Show have tripled the size of the event’s Home of the Future area, making it the largest theatre show the Ideal Home Show has ever produced.
The Gadget Show’s celebrity geek Suzi Perry will be at the tech section at various points of the show, demonstrating and discussing the best gadgets for the season ahead.
The zone features an interactive walkthrough of the future home, which will showcase a selection of new product launches and a wide variety of market-leading gadgets, toys and future innovations in domestic technology.
The Ideal Home Show, sponsored by Everest, opens its doors on March 16, at London’s Earls Court, on the same day that Apple releases its new iPad, reviewed.
The Home of the Future section is sponsored by Virgin Media, and will see the traditional stage triple in size with a 300-seat auditorium, within the central pool area of Earls Court.
The new-look feature will incorporate the latest entertainment devices, cooking technology and gadgets from the kitchen, to ultra space-saving bathroom solutions. The latest gadgets and gizmos will be on display, as will a range of family concepts cars.
“Domestic technology is increasingly becoming a focal point for all modern homes. Our visitors are always craving new ideas and the latest in consumer technology, so we decided to give our usual feature a lift, by incorporating more entertainment and performance within this section," commented Anthony Goodey, Feature Manager from Media 10, organisers of the Ideal Home Show.
“The new design offers a much more entertaining and interactive feel for our visitors, while offering a more engaging way for our brands to demonstrate their products to their key target publics.”
In the show’s 104-year history the technology section and Home of the Future feature has seen some iconic launches.
In 1912 the show saw the launch of the vacuum cleaner. In 1947 the first ever microwave was shown, and in 1930 the show launched the first electric kettle. Iin 1959 the Teasmade made its first public appearance.
The Ideal Home Show 2012 will open its doors for 17 days from 16 March to 1 April, at London’s Earls Court. It is open daily from 10am-6pm, with late-night Thursdays open until 9pm.
Tickets can be either booked online or by calling the Ticket Hotline on 0844 858 6763.