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 oneâ€™s own home.
Also returning to â€śThe Stageâ€ť in 2017 is The Book Lounge, organised in collaboration with Westermann Kommunikation. This year, interior designer Sylvia Leydecker gets the programme underway with an overview of her work. With the theme â€śAlles Palettiâ€ť (Itâ€™s all made of pallets!), Claudia Guther presents furniture made of pallets, for indoor and outdoor use, whilst Serdar Kutucu discusses design hotels and Sabine WĂ¶ll presents the Red Dot Year Book 2016/2017.
Original designs, intelligent solutions and sustainable products from young designers will be the focus of the Pure Talents Contest since almost 14 years. In the course of the last 13 years, a total of 395 products from 494 designers from all over the world have been presented to the trade audience at imm cologne as part of the contest exhibitions – presented, above all, to the industry’s decision makers, for whom the contestants would love to design. Many of these products have found their way into the collections of well-known manufacturers following the fair.
Each design is in context. Every space has its poetry, every architecture is a mirror of its time. Our soul is more than ever required in these times. How do we design spaces of the future for our well-being? To what extent can they be sustainable and how much smartness do we need? In her presentation, she examines the wishes and needs of our changing society and shows sustainable and smart examples in an intercultural context.
Today in Tokyo, tomorrow in Cape Town, Barcelona or San Francisco: pallets are universal symbols of globalisation and internationality. Their design is simple, their materials robust and their use functional â€“ properties that inspire architects and designers to cleverly transform, reuse and recycle this apparently unremarkable transportation platform to produce their own creations. With the help of numerous projects from all around the world, this lecture will show that there are no limits to the diversity of the creative interaction with pallets.
Each year the paint manufacturer Akzo Nobel invites international trend experts to filter the latest trends. Together with trend watchers and international experts in design, architecture and fashion, the team analyses and discusses current developments in art, technology, design and society. These analyses provide the basis for Colour Futures 2017. This talk presents the study on the latest trends and colour concepts
Youâ€™ve always wanted to give yourself and your home a style check-up? Then weâ€™ve got something for you: in her talk, designer Andrea H. Heppe will give you plenty of tips on how you can spice up the little touches in your home and how you and your interior design can win over your date with your style and charm, but without having to dress to the nines.
Design can be serious, fun, artistic, joyful, witty, ecological, socially aware, soft, hard, or just plain useful. However, function must always be a part of the equation. Eero Koivisto â€“ architect, designer, and partner of Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects from Stockholm â€“ will talk about the work of the studio, their roots in Nordic design. And he will talk about combining form and function, while striving to be timeless and standing apart from trends and fleeting fashions.
The colour trends for the coming seasons are a bold mix between rebellious, subtle luxury and togetherness. Key words that reflects our world today and which have brought us four fascinating trend stories. Karl Johan Bertilsson of NCS Colour will present colour trends for 2018 and he will give insights on why they have occurred and where they are heading, so that the audience will one step ahead of coming colour directions.
Everybody needs a place to live! This makes the home both an individual and a sociocultural issue. At the same time, to have a home means to evolve because standards, functions and aesthetics have always changed. In her talk, trend analyst Ursula Geismann discusses the extent to which global mega trends, the economy and culture influence home lifestyles, examining and evaluating all these factors.