It’s often life that writes the best stories. In this particular case, it all began with a design competition held by Brakel-based moulded wood specialists Becker at interzum 2013. In the announcement, KFF owner Karl-Friedrich F├Ârster discovered a detail drawing of a lounge chair which, it soon emerged, originated from 1967. He promptly got in touch with its creator, interior architect Dieter Sandrock, and the story took its course.
M├╝ller M├Âbelfabrikation launched no fewer than eight new designer items at the imm cologne in January. They included various products by Jan Armgardt, a designer based at Lake Ammersee in Upper Bavaria. The new items are intended to pick up on the company’s guiding principle of developing products that fit in with existing collections and focus on customers’ wants and needs with refreshing unpretentiousness.
Schulte Design’s interesting ideas drew plenty of curious visitors to its booth in Pure 11 at the imm cologne 2014. “This year we focused even more strongly on the theme of functions than usual,” explained owner Franz-Josef Schulte, the idea engine behind the creative company. The stand featured tables that stretched lengthways, glided upwards or opened up to reveal secret compartments for private odds and ends.
At imm cologne 2014 Walter Knoll was exhibiting innovations for the living and the contract market. A special attention has been focused Grand Suite the new sofa range from the Austrian design team EOOS. Large, soft cushions and details in saddle leather are about to make a statement about what is preciously private. Also new and also designed by EOOS: Isanka, designed with particular precision. Upholstered seats, occasional tables and basket made of top-quality saddle leather with striking ÔÇťsignature seamsÔÇŁ. Extensions like to the classic Haussmann 310 supplement the successful ranges.
The Italian furniture manufacturer Verzelloni had shown their latest news and proven classics at the imm cologne ÔÇô including the new sofa collection Larsen. The rationalist and modern style for this new sofa takes us back to the 1960s, making us feel as if we were on the set of the enormously successful TV series ÔÇśMad MenÔÇÖ.
What must shelving be capable of in order to be equally appealing as both an endless configuration and a stand-alone piece? How can a wide variety of creative spaces be achieved with a system that has been reduced to the essentials? Interl├╝bke wants to answer these questions with Grid, an accommodating storage space system with delicate material thicknesses.
In line with its motto ‘Go on. And create.’ Kymo will again be presenting some exciting new products at the imm cologne 2014. At the same time, the label for unconventional floorwear manages to remain true to its minimalist approach without resorting to asceticism. In the meantime, large-scale patterns and a cheery mix of colours have become an integral part of stylishly furnished living spaces, stores and offices. The 2014 collection is therefore being rounded out with designs that tie in with this trend but with a minimalist slant.
Simply plug n’ play and charge, that’s the philosophy behind the entertainment furniture specialist when it presented its first TV furniture with docking solutions for the iPhone. Motivated by the new Lightning connector from Apple and the new Samsung devices, Spectral has launched a new generation of docks and adapters on the market.
With its new sofa Confucius the Rheinland-Pfalz-based (Germany) the upholstered furniture manufacturer Bretz wants so combine extremes. Straight upholstered elements are assembled in inclined angles forming an architectural seating sculpture. By gaps and openings every upholstered element stands in its own light. Only in the elementsÔÇÖ combination the sofa Confucuis arises.