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D3 Schools: Presentation of the participants


In the exhibition sector D3 Schools colleges are presenting course content from the fields of architecture, interior architecture and product design, as well as outstanding student projects. With self-designed fair stands and exhibition space the colleges show sometimes extremely unusual installations that have nothing in common with conventional information stands. Hereafter we present some of the college that will be part of the D3 Schools at the imm cologne 2014. For the first time the exhibition will at the new platform Pure One.
The AK Schneeberg developed a mobile living concept in response to our fast-paced times with the purpose to open up new perspectives to users. Its innovative design is based on a frame system fitted with wheels. Individual elements contain unique functions that reveal themselves little by little. A variable living space is created. It invites you to interact creatively with your personal environment.

Angewandte Kunst Schneeberg
Fakultät der Westsächsischen Hochschule Zwickau
Under the working title Seriell and in conjunction with up and coming Hamburg label ‚Lokal Design, the design department of the University of Applied Science in Mainz, launched a series of real life projects. The aim of this series was to develop a product, produce a short run and market it. The direct work with materials, production methods and manufacturers resulted in a range of intelligently designed products which are now presented as part of the trade show and will be available via ‘Lokal Design’.

FH Mainz
University of Applied Science
Design from Hamburg is self-willed and critical. The Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK) stands for a broader definition of design and a design praxis that is not distinct from art. In addition to classical product design, the design strategies explored at the HFBK Hamburg include experimental forms, with social relations, the designing of our living environment and spatial interventions as key areas.

Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg
Inside a black box the visitor can go on a journey of inspiration. Images are moving along buckled and folded walls and it´s shapes seem to become blurred. Sounds are boosting the atmosphere. Even the visitors themselves are becoming part of the scene. Their shadows are appearing on the walls and images are getting projected on their bodies, when they are crossing the projection lights.
Hochschule Hannover
Fakultät III – Medien, Information & Design
The mobil unit Camper van Detmold of the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture is heading out again. On the imm cologne 2014 it is going to show some low‐budget fast‐design objects for mobile and ephemeral periods of life. Designed by only using 99 cent products, new suitable objects with new functions arise. A multifunctional pocketknife of dwelling. The likeness of Camper van Detmold including 15 objects you can find at PureOne. Here you will also find an answer, where the origin van will be – somewhere outside the exhibition hall.

Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe
Detmolder Schule für Architektur und Innenarchitektur
Wood Academy is a new center of expertise within wood products sector. The aim is to develop modern and innovative use of wood material in building and construction and interior design.
Wood Academy cooperates widely with companies and other stakeholders and supports the development to respond to the challenges come up with the change of the forest industry structure.
Wood Academy is an international hub, located in Finland in Kymenlaakso University of applied sciences, at Kasarminmäki campus. It collects and joints ideas and in where knowledge will accumulate to promote sustainable wood products and wood construction. Wood Academy has the goal to create internationally recognized knowledge at the Kymenlaakso region. At the same time companies and job opportunities will emerge with the design in wood products as a competitive edge.

Wood Academy
Kymen Laakson University

The spatial installation `Spinney´ consists of 200 sticks that are positioned in a grid of 0.4 m and fill the entire stand. The plates are arranged in different levels and create a waveform that becomes a visual magnet and information carrier through its materiality and graphic design. By exploring the words and illustrations through the narrow corridors, the sticks move and the plates change the form and brightness of the space.

Hochschule Darmstadt
The College of Woodtechnology Hamburg presents the 2 “recliner chair” class projects. One of the exhibits is a modern interpretation of the chaise longue which offers different seating positions and combines modern technology with classical manufacturing methods. As does the other lounge chair “Suutsche” (north German for “take it slowly”) which consists of a steam-bent ash frame with an acrylic-glass seating panel.

Gsechs Hamburg
Berufliche Schule Holz.Farbe.Textil

Students from the departments interior design, lighting design, product design and metal design will display their works on a self designed exhibition booth. The flexible room structure made of metal bars creates the display architecture for models, light objects and other products. The course is held by professor Almut Weinecke-Ludwig

HAWK Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst

Further information about the participating universities can be found on
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