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.
Is red new trend colour? Will last yearâ€™s â€śMid Century Styleâ€ť trend turn into a mega trend at imm cologne 2017? And how important are fabrics in the residential area? Frank A. Reinhardt and his team from far.consulting have identified the most important trends in interior industry and will deliver a short and concise introduction to each of them every day at The Stage. In addition, Reinhardt will present the most important highlights of imm cologne 2017 at the design-orientated Pure segment.
Color accompanies us every minute – it guides us, creates first impressions, provides immediate feelings, for atmosphere and mood. How that works, what we perceive and how to use color explains the Cologne architect Wibke Schaeffer in her lecture on color psychology.
Todd Bracher reconfigures the elements of home living in â€śDas Hausâ€ť at the imm cologne 2017. Offset cubes, a roof that seems to float above the building and a luminaire that evokes the sun or moon hovers in between. The US designer Todd Bracher paints a picture of a future way of living, the structure of which is determined not by a sequence of traditional spaces but by spaces geared towards the needs and wants of modern people. What this exactly means will he tell us at his lectures at The Stage.
â€śSmart Beingâ€ť is the current interior trend that links life balance and digitisation. Thanks to technical developments connected with the â€śsmart homeâ€ť, peopleâ€™s own four walls are increasingly being integrated into their personal networks. The same goes for the private bathroom â€“ because modern technology is meant to make everyday life more convenient here too. Subdivided according to the individual zones of the bathroom â€“ like the shower, bathtub, washing area etc. – Martina BrĂĽĂźel presents smart solutions, individual products, their networkability and the resulting added value.