When the two sensuous furnishing elements, fabric and light, are fused together the result is an exquisite work of art, a symbiosis of a soft fluid weave and atmospheric lighting. An ingenious light emitting curtain fabric which can be cut to size and processed into curtaining that is so much more than mere window dressing. The demanding project was by realised the Swiss textile company CrÃ©ation Baumann.
During their lifetime, designers and partners Charles and Ray Eames repeatedly revamped their designs and created a multitude of formal and functional variants. With this in mind, Vitra has worked with the Eames Office to revamp some of the classics. For example, the Lounge Chair & Ottoman is now available as a black model.
Kabino is a simple and versatile sideboard with an exclusive look designed by Simon Legald. One of the sideboard’s two sliding doors has perforated holes, giving it a visual elegance. The ash frame softens the feel and adds warmth. With its puristic and straight design, Kabino is a useful piece of furniture for almost anywhere in the home.
Our society has long been digital, and our everyday life is penetrated through and through by information from the internet. A world without computers and mobile phones can hardly be imagined. Thousands of square kilometres of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are produced every year. The multilayered transistors, condensers, chips, connecting wires and soldered links which we practically forget about in our everyday use of the equipment look rather like the broad avenues and ranked buildings of a city – the ideal inspiration for Lukas Scherrer in his â€˜Memoryâ€™ carpet, made by Ruckstuhl.
The new Systems Collection has it all! Integrated engineering, battery operated motors and operation via iPhone-App: The diverse systems from CrÃ©ation Baumann for roller blinds, panel curtains, vertical blinds, Roman blinds and curtain tracks are becoming ever smarter and easier to operate; in fact they already virtually run by themselves.
At the imm cologne’s newcomer platform [DÂ³] Design Talents, experimental design comes face to face with international trade professionals. The two formats that have been established here to promote young designers, the [DÂ³] Contest competition and the [DÂ³] Professionals forum, present visitors to the international furnishing fair with a selection of the best next-generation designers.
With its combination of a flexible plastic frame, elastic knitted fabric and an integrated synchronizing mechanism, Physix, the new office chair by Alberto Meda, explores the possibilities of dynamic sitting. You can check out Physix in the VitraHouse and in specialised trade as of now.
Elegant, sleek powder coated aluminium frames are combined with shaped laminated teak slats to produce a unique form, pure in both its concept and its execution. This purity is more than just style, itâ€™s a statement. It innovates, challenges and stays true to the designerâ€™s vision. But this isnâ€™t form over function. Exceptional materials, master craftsmanship and a dedication to comfort ensure that the Bella outdoor collection feels just as good as it looks.
Following the good performance of the imm cologne 2013, the international furniture and interior design fair is creating space for its continued qualitative and quantitative development. The Pure segment plays a key role in this. With Pure Elegance, the new format for the luxurious high-end sector, and the stronger focus on young creative design in Hall 1, the trade fair is consistently continuing on its way towards an interiors show.