imm cologne

Create. Furnish. Live.

18. – 24.01.2016

imm cologne

Holistic design

French designer François Brument and Sonia Laugier intensively devotes themselves to the possibilities of 3D printing for the design of living spaces. Their design approach thereby aims at a holistic digital production process combining architecture and interior design. Together they developed the “Printed Habitat” – a real bedroom model with an integrated shower and a walk-in wardrobe representing the holistic production of living spaces on 15 square metres. In the following interview, François Brument and Sonia Laugier talk about their design approach and the potentials of 3D printing.

François Brument, Credit: Maria Spera

François Brument, Credit: Maria Spera

Sonia Laugier, Credit: In-Flexions

Sonia Laugier, Credit: In-Flexions

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New impulses

An interview with Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat on changing lifestyles in Moscow and new architectural challenges in the Middle East

Erick van Egeraat, Copyright: Friso Keuris

Erick van Egeraat, Copyright: Friso Keuris

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Everything is becoming a living room

A conversation with the Berlin designer and architectural team KINZO about ambience as a design tool and developments in the contract business.

Martin Jacobs, Karim El-Ishmawi and Christopher Middleton, image: Franziska Rieder

Martin Jacobs, Karim El-Ishmawi and Christopher Middleton, image: Franziska Rieder

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A Multitude of Possibilities

A preview of the international exhibitors and the latest products for the contract business at imm cologne 2015.

The Mashup Artotel Amsterdam © Kymo

The Mashup Artotel Amsterdam © Kymo

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Creating Distinction

An interview with Gunter Fleitz and Peter Ippolito of the Ippolito Fleitz Group, Stuttgart, about brand architecture, identity and merging lifeworlds

Walter Knoll imm cologne 2014 Exhibition stand by Ippolito Fleitz Group

Walter Knoll imm cologne 2014 Exhibition stand by Ippolito Fleitz Group

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New Impulses for Contract Business

Exhibitors from the Contract Business value the imm cologne as an international platform for an exchange with architects, interior and other designers.

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A certain clarity

An interview with the French design stars Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec about the fair as a meeting place, right answers and the challenges of the contract sector

Bouroullec Vitra Alcoveplume © Studio Bouroullec

Bouroullec Vitra Alcoveplume © Studio Bouroullec

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Textile Landscapes – in Conversation with Ben van Berkel/UNStudio

UNStudio: Dance Palace, St. Petersburg © UNStudio

UNStudio: Dance Palace, St. Petersburg
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The new Hem collection of Carpet Concept by Ben van Berkel/UNStudio is inspired by lively landscapes. Numerous colour variations offer a wide range of design options. The design of Hem was already awarded with the label Winner at the Interior Innovation Award 2015. The imm cologne is the ideal sponsor of the competition, whose organization is the responsibility of the German Design Council. 
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Difference and diversity

An interview with Peter Tonkin and Tim Greer of Sydney-based architecture practice Tonkin Zulaikha Greer about culture, urbanity, tradition and the future.

TZG: Virgin Lounge Melbourne, Melbourne Airport, 2012 Copyright: TZG

TZG: Virgin Lounge Melbourne, Melbourne Airport, 2012
Copyright: TZG

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Unique and narrative

An interview with Jeffrey Kovel of Skylab Architecture in Portland, Oregon, about changing lifestyles in the U.S. and the balance between mass production and individuality.

Skylab Architecture: Hoke Residence, Portland, Oregon, 2007 + 2012 Copyright: Courtesy of Boone Speed

Skylab Architecture: Hoke Residence, Portland, Oregon, 2007 + 2012
Copyright: Courtesy of Boone Speed

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