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The Stage on Friday: About soul-colours, new DIY-perspectives and building with natural materials

Photo: Lutz Sternstein, Koelnmesse

For many visitors, the prestigious programme of talks offered by The Stage is the starting point for their visit to the international interiors show imm cologne. Designers, creative talent and interiors professionals inform the audience about current developments in interior design. The lecture forum offers with 55 lectures on 7 days a very strong programme. Today the speakers will talk about natural materials in sustainable construction (Susanne Brandherm and Sabine Krumrey), DIY from a new perspective (Sigurd Larsen), living happily with Hygge (Barbara Delius) and colour for body, mind and soul (Axel Venn)

Interior Design Trends: The Keywords of the imm cologne 2018

The kick-off to each day, presented by Frank A. Reinhardt, is a fixed item on the programme. Each morning, he will offer the audience a professional overview of the trends and buzzwords at imm cologne 2018.
Frank A. Reinhardt is an industrial designer with a background in Business Administration. After working in product management for some years, Reinhardt simply wanted to publish an original observation. All at once, he found himself recruited in a freelance capacity and eventually as a freelance editor for such publications as SBZ and design report. After a spell at one of a corporate design agencies, he went into business for himself in 1999, focusing on projects ranging from trend and market studies and the conception and editing of special publications.

Lecture: Interior Design Trends: The Keywords of the imm cologne 2018
Speaker: Frank A. Reinhardt, far.consulting
Date: Friday, 19th January 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Place: The Stage, hall 3.1

The complete programme you will find here.

 

Susanne Brandherm and Sabine Krumrey about the right dealing with natural materials in sustainable construction

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What has to be observed for holistic planning? These are the questions the lecture of Susanne Brandherm and Sabine Krumrey addresses on The Stage. The two architects will explain the correct way of handling natural materials to ensure sustainable buildings. In addition to the current certifications and guidelines, the focus of their lecture will also be on own new projects such as the Birkenstock Showroom in Tokyo or the Gud Jard Resort on Pellworm.
Susanne Brandherm studied interior design at the University of Applied Sciences of Detmold. Following various stations at Cologne interior design agencies, she founded the brandherm + krumrey interior architecture agency together with Sabine Krumrey in 1999, the Cologne location of which she heads. Susanne Brandherm was distinguished in 2013 with the INsider Award for her work. In addition to her design activities, she taught at the Trier University of Applied Sciences from 2013 to 2015.

 

Susanne Krumrey studied interior design at the University of Applied Sciences of Rosenheim. Following various stations at southern German interior design agencies, she has worked since 1993 as an independent interior designer. In 1999 she founded the brandherm + krumrey interior architecture agency in Cologne together with Susanne Brandherm. Sabine Krumrey has headed the Hamburg location of the agency since 2000. She was nominated in 2008 for the INsider Award for her work. Since 2015 she has been employed as lecturer in the specialist field of spatial concepts and design at the AMD Akademie Mode und Design (Academy of fashion and design) in Hamburg.

Lecture: Mission Holistic Planning: Experience Reports on Dealing with Natural Materials in Sustainable Construction
Speakers: Susanne Brandherm and Sabine Krumrey, brandherm+krumrey
Date: Friday, 19th January 2018
Time: 10:45 am
Place: The Stage, hall 3.1

The complete programme you will find here.

 

Book Lounge: Hygge – Living Happily


Instructions for happy living; who doesn’t want that? In the lecture on the subject of her book, Barbara Delius unites the most important current living trends, such as the combination of old & new, natural materials, colour and indoor plants. And in order that the whole thing isn’t simply trendy, but also contributes to a sense of well-being, the author visited the happiest people on Earth, the Danes, and had a good, long look at their homes, in order to find out the secret of their living happiness.
Barbara Delius has dealt with various themes revolving around living for the last 15 years. The former Germanic studies student was already active as editor and author for various publishing houses. She lives and works in Berlin.

 
 
 
 
 

Book Lounge: Hygge – Living Happily
Speaker: Barbara Delius
Date: Friday, 19th January 2018
Time: 12:15 pm
Place: The Stage, hall 3.1

The complete programme you will find here.

 

Sigurd Larsen about new DIY perspectives

Photo: HORNBACH

The architect and designer Sigurd Larsen wants to change the way people understand and perceive common home improvement store materials with his innovative design insights. In cooperation with Hornbach, he is continuing the Danish design tradition and reconnecting people with materials and design. The goal: to make design accessible to everyone. With a designer chair that you can´t buy, but have to build yourself – with materials from a home improvement superstore. In his lecture, Larsen talks about his idea of design for all and about the project with Hornbach.
Sigurd Larsen is a Berlin-based Danish architect and furniture designer. He has a master’s degree from KADK in Copenhagen and has previously worked at OMA in New York (Rem Koolhaas’s architectural firm), MVRDV in Rotterdam and COBE in Copenhagen and Berlin. Sigurd Larsen started his own design studio in 2009. The work of the design studio combines the aesthetics of high-quality materials with concepts focusing on functionality in complex spaces. Since 2016, he has been a professor at BAU International University in Berlin, where he carries out teaching and research on building design and visual communication.


Lecture: Is it a good idea to design furniture for a home improvement superstore? DIY from a new perspective.
Speaker: Sigurd Larsen
Date: Friday, 19th January 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: The Stage, hall 3.1

 

Photo: Axel Venn
Photo: Axel Venn

Axel Venn about colour psychology and practice for the home

After months of low temperatures, the dull monotony of winter, cloudy skies and long nights, we dream of bright light, heat and the arrival of spring. And we long for colours. The colour spectrum for body, mind and soul is based on a scientific research project that Professor Axel Venn will be presenting in his lecture. The results of this study help, in particular, to give vital insights into the quality of life and quality of living in one’s own home.

After all, the home is our number-one local recreational area. This is where our personal leisure programmes take place. And the best place to relax is in our own surroundings. The home is at the centre of our individual lives and must also give us the opportunity for a pleasant “dolce far niente”. It is here that colours are reassuring companions and the friendly stimuli for our emotional balance. They help us to get over illnesses and low moods more effectively. The light and the colours of the rooms are amongst the visible, silent signs of a stress-relieving way of life.

Photo: Axel Venn
Photo: Axel Venn
As a colour expert, Axel Venn negotiates a path between the worlds of perception, effect and reality. His research into colour is focused on the decoding of messages. A large part of his work is dedicated to research-orientated, strategic trend scouting and the effects on society, economy and design. For decades, he has been guest speaker in Germany and all over the world. Axel Venn is the honorary chairperson of the Deutsches Farbenzentrum e.V. (German Centre for Colours). He has published 25 books on the topic of colour which have so far been translated into 12 languages.

 


Lecture: Colour for body, mind and soul
Speaker: Prof. Axel Venn
Date: Friday, 19th January 2018
Time: 2:45 pm
Place: The Stage, hall 3.1

Further lectures:
Lecture: Best of Interior Mentoring
Speaker: Miriam Medri and Birgit Knutzen, ZUHAUSE WOHNEN
Date: Friday, 19th January 2018
Time: 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm
Place: The Stage, hall 3.1

Lecture: Is it a Good Idea to Design Furniture for a Home Improvement Superstore? DIY from a New Perspective.
Speaker: Sigurd Larsen
Date: Friday, 19th January 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: The Stage, hall 3.1

The complete programme you will find here.

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