Designer Boris Bandyopadhyay and architect Fabio Schillaci invented Indi chair in 2014. Its shape enables not only vertical movements while sitting but also horizontal swinging. This aim could be achieved by separating the seat from the backrest portion of the chair. Indi weights only about 4 kg and is a fresh approach to the classic cantilever chair as it was developed by Mart Stam in 1926.
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.
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.
The classic desk in the home office is an endangered species. Devices are getting increasingly smaller and permanently installed computers are giving way to mobile solutions. This means the good 2 mÂ² of expensive living space taken up by the furniture can be saved and, above all, put to more variable use.
Anyone who’s never done it before is in for a surprise: a single flick of the wrist â€“ and it’s ready for use. “FlÃ¤pps”, the folding chair by young Berlin design label Ambivalenz, is not only extremely thin â€“ just 20 mm â€“ its various patterns and motifs make it a design object as well. The specially developed folding mechanism permits easy transport and one-handed operation â€“ if you fold it out at the top, it folds out at the bottom too.