Skia by Ligne Roset: Playing with light

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Designer, scenographer and lecturer (Camondo, Beaux-Arts), Vincent Tordjman devises his work in a global fashion, considering that each facet of his professional life is permeable to the others. The play of material and immaterial components against each other are all fields of research and innovation. In addition, light is the perfect playground for the material (the floor lamp) to interact with the material (its light). No question of Vincent Tordjman designing just another floor lamp or limiting himself to an exploration of shapes, whether attractive or new.

Sol from Team 7: A Furniture for every Room

© TEAM 7
© TEAM 7

Whether as a desk, a console or a make-up desk, Sol is truly multi-talented. Two interlocking extendable shells – one made of natural wood, the other upholstered with leather – form the basic concept. Twounique versions are available: Supported by two legs or four-legged. Sol cuts a good figure in the home offices as well as in the bedroom, hall or bathroom.

Burnt earth – sometimes woody, sometimes rocky, but always decorative

© Villeroy & Boch
© Villeroy & Boch

The tile is one of the oldest building and decoration elements. However, in recent decades it has gained a reputation for being cold or outmoded. Not anymore. With increasing variance in tile size and design, it is increasingly becoming the favourite of interior designers. With modern tiles they know how to use them to create both a warm country house style with wooden-look floor tiles and exclusive wall decorations in high glass, brick, and metal look.

A Look Behind the Scenes:
The Axor Manufaktur in the Black Forest

© Axor/Hansgrohe
© Axor/Hansgrohe

In an exclusive service area called the Axor Manufaktur, employees have been individualizing taps, shower heads and accessories for private customers and global projects since 2002. The eight-member team around Lothar Schoch, Head of Axor Manufaktur, is capable of meeting the most diverse range of customer requests – from engravings to custom finishes and adapting the dimensions of individual fittings.

String Furniture:
From bookshelves to all-round furniture

© String Furniture
© String Furniture

At this year’s imm cologne, Swedish manufacturer String Furniture has showcased its design classic String System, created some 67 years ago, and the String Works range, launched in 2015. With more colours and formats as well as new accessories for the shelving system, String had once again expanded its portfolio. Swedish architect Nils Strinning had originally designed the String System in 1949 as bookshelves for the living room. Today, the timeless shelves can be used for any purpose – in all rooms and in all parts of the home.

Furnishing Cologne:
Eleven new products of imm visiting cologne

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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.