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€śYoung Professionalsâ€ś. 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 OĂŻ, 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.
imm cologne 2014 is getting closer. Time for a preview: Who is coming? Who will be new? What are going to be the highlights?
Registration numbers of more than 1,100 companies from 50 countries get the worldâ€™s leading furnishing show close to a record. Already in the beginning of November over 80 percent of all stand spaces were booked. Especially the great demand from foreign enterprises is a proof of the international mass appeal of the imm cologne.
â€žPureâ€ś: new formats for innovative design
Good news for trendsetter: The design area will be enlarged on a great scale with the new formats â€śPure Eleganceâ€ť and â€śPure One-Design Injectionâ€ť. The traditional core of â€śPureâ€ť and starting point of the Design Course is as usual hall 11. From there visitors are guided to hall 3.2, the home of the successful format â€śPure Editionsâ€ť with visionary furniture and interior design concepts. Next stop is â€śPure Villageâ€ť in hall 2.2 with unconventional brand and product stagings of design oriented premium exhibitors.
TheÂ new format â€śPure Eleganceâ€ť â€“ an exclusive range of luxury and high quality products – will be presented in hall 2.2Â as well.Â And as if that weren’t enough,Â it is also the location of the spectacular top design event â€śDas Haus â€“ Interiors on Stageâ€ť. Danish designer Louise Campbell, a leading personality in the new Scandinavian avant-garde, will present her dream of a perfect home.
Another new format with young design can be found in hall 1, â€žPureOne-Design Injectionâ€ś: Young talents and selected participants of the international design competition [D3] Contest present innovative ideas and interior design concepts â€“ and transform the hall into a creative idea laboratory.
LivingInteriors: â€žLiving Detailsâ€ś in the spotlight
Holistic living concepts become a more and more attractive sales catalyst. At â€śLivingInteriorsâ€ť, the event for bathrooms, flooring, wall coverings and lighting in hall 4.2, the focus is on the details, which really turn an apartment into a vivid home. Smart stagings show how light, effective wall and floor coverings, selected textiles and decorations bring furniture together to a harmonious interior design concept â€“ and offer various impulses.
More room for sleeping
Due to the high demand of innovative sleeping concepts, the segment â€śSleepâ€ť hosting modern sleeping comfort in hall 9 will be extended to hall 5.2. This allows the presentation of furniture and accessories, which transform bedrooms into recreation areas. From the bed to a multifunctional sofa: â€śComfortâ€ť, the world of upholstered furniture, invites to halls 6 and 10.2 to relax and test. Classic setups with modern stylish aesthetics and high quality are located in hall 5.1 and 10.1. â€śSmartâ€ť, the segment for young lifestyle, is in halls 7 and 8. â€śGlobal Lifestylesâ€ť â€“ another new segment â€“ will be launched at halls 2.1, 3.1 and 4.1: A wide range from furniture that the owner builds himself, accessories, lamps to eccentric sculptures let these halls become a place full of discoveries â€“ just as the whole imm cologne.