In the latest designs, the cool, flat accessories are more than simply mirrors: they are a colourful eye-catcher, a sculptural ornament and an artistic element on the wall, the floor or the table.
The Pure Talents Contest, which is held at imm cologne and is now in its sixteenth year, has once again made big waves. With 926 products from all over the world, the number of this yearâ€™s submissions is â€“ once again â€“ higher than the previous yearâ€™s.
Who says, that stones and concrete are the only construction materials that can be used for homes and that, generally speaking, furniture have to be made from wood or conventional plastic? We will take a look at the possible construction materials for sustainable architecture, interior design and interior design of tomorrow.
Global demand for furniture made in Germany is continuing to grow. The European market remains its main destination. But with growth of more than 25 per cent, China may soon catch up with the top destinations for German furniture exports.
â€śDas Haus â€“ Interiors on Stageâ€ť is set to enter round eight. At the international interiors show imm cologne in January 2019, the Australian designer couple Truly Truly will present an elegant, airy design, which seeks new approaches to an open domestic culture. With their sensual use of details â€“ the textures, textiles, colours â€“ and the ambiguity of the assignment of room functions and the design of furniture (somewhere between function and art, between private and public), Kate and Joel Booy are sure to give trade fair visitors a thrilling experience. â€śLiving by Moodsâ€ť will showcase emotive spaces that challenge the conventions of home living in the most beautiful and sensual way.
Every year, the imm cologne presents a different, very personal vision of contemporary living, created by hot young designers and design teams from around the world. Over an area of around 180 mÂ˛, â€śDas Haus â€“ Interiors on Stageâ€ť is constructed and fully furnished in accordance with the plans of the respective nominated designer. In January 2019, Studio Truly Truly will turn â€śDas Hausâ€ť into an experiment in living itself.
Swedish designer Johanna Forsberg describes her Heat pendant lamp as a glowing cloud of fire. The lamps are made by the still young Norwegian manufacturer Northern. But Heat is more than just a Norwegian-Swedish co-production â€“ it is also a social project. Heat is produced in partnership with a development agency that gives asylum seekers and migrants the chance to gain training and find work by producing the lamps.
Where is the office today? Is it in our smartphones and tablets? Does it only exist in our heads? Or do we still need the ritual of coming to a physical space dedicated to work? For this yearâ€™s Orgatec fair, Vitra will be focusing on the increasing convergence of the office realm and public spaces, subsumed under the title â€śWorkâ€ť. The presentation showcases three examples of office scenarios.
A relaxing evening in front of the TV calls for very different living room lighting to that required for concentrated work. Similarly, the light needed to prepare a meal properly in the kitchen will very definitely not work for the intimate dinner that follows. And in the bathroom, too, there are many different lighting needs at different times of the day. New technologies and the products developed with them can imitate the circadian rhythm of daylight and support people in their home lives â€“ this is a growth market.
In the course of the continuing further development of the trade fair, on the occasion of imm cologne 2019, the structuring of the Pure design segment with the reformulation of hall 11 will be perfected to provide an architecturally looser, but atmospherically even more condensed hall of “Pure Atmospheres”. Dick Spierenburg is the architect of the redesigned hall 11 and explains the motifs for the trade fair update in an interview.