The young designers of Form Us With Love, Stockholm, know where they come from. But more important: they know where they are headed. And that circumstances for a new generation are different from those for the big Scandinavian designers decades ago. A conversation with co-founder John LĂ¶fgren about tradition, new lifestyles, and imm cologne as a business spot.
Roee Magdassi is a product designer, born in Jerusalem and currently working and living in Tel Aviv. In his point of view, design should be practical, striving for simplicity and straightforward. Such as the coffee table set â€śEdgeâ€ť, he will present at Pure Talents Contest in Cologne.
Pieter Peulen, born in 1993, is an interior and furniture designer based in Belgium. A solution thinker that likes to keep it simple. The inspiration for Flexit had Pieter Peulen during his time in school while living in student accommodations. Because of the frame structure, Flexit can be a bed, a desk, or bunk bed. In the interview, Pieter Peulen talks about the how it came to this idea.
An interest in photography and fashion led David Ciernicki, born in DĂĽsseldorf, Germany, in 1987, to Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). This is where he discovered his profession â€“ product design. He believes that, in a world that produces too much waste, ceaselessly striving to emulate trends is the wrong approach.
Born in Berlin, Germany in 1992, Enzo Zak Lux studies design at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. Whilst studying, he has worked at various studios, including Werner Aisslinger in Berlin and Philipp Mainzer / e15 in Frankfurt am Main. The designer is taking part in the Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne 2017 with a wall object that constantly reveals new compositions of colour and space.
Christoph Hauf, born in Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1991, studied product design in his home town. With his corner looking glass, â€śSlanted Mirrorâ€ť, he was nominated to take part in imm cologne 2017â€™s Pure Talents Contest. Thanks to its elongated trapezoidal form, the mirror can sit flush against walls and floor without the need for a frame. By reflecting the room on a diagonal, Slanted Mirror wants the space to be seen from a new perspective. Hauf describes his relationship with design in our interview.
The industrial designer Bar Gantz grew up in a small village in the countryside of Israel. Furthermore, she grew up in a house full of cars, tractors and three elderly brothers. Thatâ€™s why she found herself interested in mechanical fixing and technical problem solving.
French industrial designer ThĂ©lonious Goupil graduated from Ensci-Les Ateliers in 2016. During the writing of his thesis, titled “Formality,” he became interested in the way objects relate to their surrounding environment, driving him to design products dedicated to specific places. One of these products is Seaside Bench. It was designed for the beach of Saint-Pierre-en-Port. ThĂ©lonious Goupil will be presenting this bench at Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne 2017.
Philipp Hermes and Dustin Jessen have been working together since they met at Folkwang University of the Arts (UdK) in Essen, Germany, in 2006. After their degrees, they initially worked at the studio of Cologne designer Eric Degenhardt. In 2017, they are taking part in the Pure Talents Contest with the coat hanger â€śHello, Goodbyeâ€ť.
The lamp â€śPongâ€ť does have a cord, but nevertheless exhibits the characteristics of â€ścordlessnessâ€ť. This is because the cord does not end in a plug, instead it leads to an elongated cylinder, which contains a battery. This also serves as a counterweight to the light fitting. The idea comes from the drawing board of Simon Diener, who studies product design at Karlsruhe University of Art and Design and is one of the finalists in the Pure Talents Contest. In out blog, the student from Offenburg talks about his work.