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Lecture at The Stage by Thorsten Muck: The Trend towards Classic Designs: Innovation or Stagnation?

© Thonet
© Thonet

What makes a classic a classic? Longevity, outstanding quality and a timeless aesthetic are important terms here. In addition, a classic often symbolises a particular era, in which, thanks to progressive production techniques or innovative materials, the product set new standards. So what does it really mean for a company to still be producing a classic after many decades and how does it manage to keep an icon alive? These are questions which Thorsten Muck, Managing Director of Thonet, addresses in his talk.

Lecture in The Stage by Stephan Hürlemann:
Parquet Flooring in the Spatial Context

© Studio Hannes Wettstein
© Studio Hannes Wettstein

Stephan Hürlemann’s talk begins with a look back at innovative developments in parquet flooring in recent years. In doing so, he offers an overview of the different typologies of wooden floors and explains how these influenced the creative process of developing the innovative parquet product, Formpark. “When I started to think about a new parquet product, what stirred me primarily was not the decorative effect; I was much more interested in looking for an architectural principle, one that outlasts trends”. The architect and designer goes on to explain the process of developing Formpark and finishes by showing how a complex flooring concept can be conveyed to the end user on an emotional level by means of a suitable setting.

The Stage: trend forum for interior design professionals and fans of design at imm cologne

© Koelnmesse
© Koelnmesse

At the forthcoming imm cologne, the presentation forum, The Stage, is once again a must-attend event for all creative professionals and design lovers alike. Here, experts in the field share their knowledge, industry insiders exchange views and leading designers inspire visitors with presentations, personal statements and their contributions to discussions about current topics.

Furnishing Cologne:
Eleven new products of imm visiting cologne

© far.consulting, Koelnmesse

The imm cologne is a business trade fair. Only that which is completely developed, sophisticated in terms of its production technology, tested and found to be ready for the market finds its way here. And that’s a quality criterion that has its own fascination. The Furnishing Cologne campaign, which is already in its fifth year, shows how inspiring the dichotomy of perfection and improvisation can be.

Pure Talents: Wine meets Furniture

© Magnus Mewes
© Magnus Mewes

The designer Magnus Mewes creates furniture from barrique barrels. The shapely stools, chairs and tables have a history: for the famous barrique barrels, which are intended for the maturation of great wines, the oldest oaks, often 200 years old, are cut down. Four times they are filled with red wine, then they are used for the oak furniture.

Four colours – four seasons: new colour concept for ceramic sinks from Villeroy & Boch

© Villeroy & Boch
© Villeroy & Boch

For many years, Villeroy & Boch has designed its ceramic sinks with an eye to international interior trends, particularly where the colour spectrum is concerned. Whilst the most recent preferences here were for neutral, soft tones, strong, expressive colours that can be used as deliberate accents and highlights are once again gaining ground: In modern living areas, as well as in bathrooms and kitchens, a bolder colour scheme is livening up interior design.

Homely tidiness

Almost nothing in sight: The sound panel of the Neo series by Hülsta conceals the integrated sound unit including the cables and offers room for a flatscreen. ©: Hülsta
Almost nothing in sight: The sound panel of the Neo series by Hülsta conceals the integrated sound unit including the cables and offers room for a flatscreen. © Hülsta

The furnishing of some people’s flats is spartan. There is nothing superfluous in the apartment. Then, there are others, who always want to have everything that is the last cry. And those, who love collecting things, who can’t throw anything away, who keep everything. How orderly an apartment looks doesn’t just depend on how ascetic we live or how much we enjoy collecting things, but also whether we create the possibilities to accommodate our living accessories in an orderly manner. And there is plenty of furniture that can help us here.