And the winners are: imm cologne presented the awardees of the Pure Talents 2017

The three winners, Katharina C. Hamma of Koelnmesse and the members of the jury. Photo: Lutz Sternstein, Koelnmesse
The three winners, Katharina C. Hamma of Koelnmesse and the members of the jury.
Photo: Lutz Sternstein, Koelnmesse

On the first day of the international interiors show, the moment arrived once again: at imm cologne, the three winners of the 14th Pure Talents Contest were presented. From the 21 shortlisted entries, the jury awarded Bernhard Osann with his Neo lamp, Simon Diener with his Pong lamp and Christoph Hauf with his frameless mirror, Slanted Mirror.

World premiere at imm cologne: For the first time, Birkenstock presents beds and sleep systems

©  Birkenstock
© Birkenstock

Birkenstock is a long-established and very well-known brand. With footbeds adapted to the anatomy of the foot, the name has stood for expertly produced footwear and healthy feet since 1774. Today, the company is expanding its portfolio and will now also offer sleep systems and beds. And just as their footbeds conform to the natural shape of the foot, the sleep system will adapt to suit the whole body’s recovery when lying and sleeping.

Ronan und Erwan Bouroullec create cloudy vases für Vitra

Nuage Launch Installation, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec ©Studio Bouroullec
Nuage Launch Installation, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec ©Studio Bouroullec

In 2002, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec created a module shelf system, reminiscent of a cloud, that can be grouped into clusters or large-scale configurations. Eight tubular cavities pierce the flat surfaces of the modular element while also defining the form’s outer contours. Now the designers had picked up this shape again to create the vases Nuage for Vitra.

Reflectacoustic by Création Baumann:
Using metal to control heat, light and acoustics

© Création Baumann
© Création Baumann

The office of the future must allow for optimal control of heat, light and acoustics. The demands are for energy efficiency as well as user comfort. Especially open plan offices make exacting demands for glare and sun protection, privacy as well as efficient temperature control. Expanses with reverberant surfaces, such as concrete wall and large glass frontages, require also solutions for the reduction of the stress factor noise.

Design oncept: A steel bathtub dressed in fabric

© Bette
© Bette

At Pure Textile, an event, which takes place every two years at imm cologne, the fabric brands can present their latest trends. A current design concept of Bette, a German steel-enamel specialist, shows that fabrics can be combined with other materials in a specific way. With this concept, Bette wants to set out to re-explore the sensuous quality of fabric in the context of the bathroom.

Skia by Ligne Roset: Playing with light


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.