Modular, multifunctional and universally usable: with the Universal Accessories range, Axor is offering its first cross-collection system of complementary items. The range consists of various rails, shelf elements and holders that can either be used individually or as an integrated system for the bathroom and, in some cases, the kitchen. Hansgrohe developed the series for Axor together with architect and designer Antonio Citterio.
What makes a sofa into a trendy eye-catcher? What adds warmth to a room? Textiles for furniture, upholstery, walls and windows belong to living like clothes to the skin. They form the surfaces and appeal to the senses. With Pure Textile every two years they get their own stage, which is designed to highlight their significance for trends in the furnishing sector.
Health and its preservation plays an important part within todayâ€™s society. Health as a subject is ever present and affects everybody individually. Under the influence of changing demographics, changed perception of health and medical progress, this will be further accentuated in the future. Because prevention is better than cure, prevention is also gaining in importance. Simultaneously, growing prosperity in many countries has resulted in an increased demand for health care.
For years, the young and up-and-coming representatives of the next generation of designers have been presenting their products at imm cologne under the banner â€œYoung Professionalsâ€œ. They have a firm conceptual and artistic standing within the Pure segment. From now on, this will be reflected in the new name of their sector in the fair: Pure Startup.
New achievement in water design: With its revolutionary washbasin mixer Starck V Axor wants to introduce the vitality and emotionality of water in its purest form. In collaboration with Philippe Starck the brandâ€™s first transparent mixer was brought to life, and it shows an intensive water experience with a fascinating vortex.
Danish designer Simon Legald has designed a vase that is both recognisable and distinctive with a well-rounded silhouette for Normann Copenhagen. The shiny white neck of the vase and foot with riffles contrasts with the dusty shades of the matt finished centre. The vases are both stunning by themselves and when placed together in various combinations.
They have always been a source of inspiration. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe dedicated them a poem, Antonio Vivaldi a set of violin concertos, and pizza bakers created according to their denomination a rich topped bread â€“ the four seasons. Now the Swiss studio Atelier OÃ¯, with the three designers Aurel Aebi, Armand Louis and Patrick Reymond, has designed a carpet collection called Stagione â€“ the Italian word for season â€“ for the new Ruckstuhl edition. A collection designed in four vivid colour variants.
In the 16th and 17th centuries, the inhabitants of Kerman, a part of central Iran, lying between mountains and the Lut Desert, were masters at weaving rugs of extraordinary sizes and designs. This old tradition regained popularity in the 19th century, turning Kerman into one of Persia’s main rug producing areas once again.
Crono is one of the most flexible and versatile solitaire collections from bathroom furniture manufacturer Burgbad. Thanks to its clear, linear design vocabulary and cuboid interpretation of volume, it is timeless as well. The broad spectrum of washbasins and bathroom furniture offers the same kind of planning scope you’d usually only expect from comprehensive furniture systems.