Bigger, more extravagant and luxurious â€“ these attributes do not seem to describe the standard anymore for the interior design of American fashion stores. Instead of chasing superlatives, designers are increasingly getting back to basics. In fashion outlets from California to Canada, reduction is at the forefront of interior designs, giving the collections room to shine on their own.
Whether for the furnishing of hotels, offices or shops: many exhibitors of imm cologne 2016 are specialists in the property business. For projects in the USA they combine their know-how with American lifestyle.
Relaxation, made in the USA: Spa and wellness culture is particularly developed in the land of endless possibilities, due to the high popularity of health and fitness there. Contemporary design concepts for hotels and other projects are taking on this trend, offering style and atmosphere.
An interview with architect Cass Calder Smith about lifestyle in San Francisco and New York City â€“ and about the differences between private houses and restaurants.
An interview with architects Matthias Hollwich and Marc Kushner, New York City, about visual identity, authenticity in residential design and timeless ideas.
Bars and clubs in the Arab world: At first, this might seem contradictory. However, in the last few years, metropolises like Dubai have been developing interior concepts all their own to accommodate a diverse nightlife.
Traditional Arabic hospitality has taken a new and highly exclusive form in the booming metropolises of the Gulf States: luxurious hotel complexes are attracting guests with their exotic flair and ambitious design.
ItÂ gets more and more crowded particularly in the popular metropolises of this world. Up-to-date hotels make a virtue of necessity: Well-thought out interior concepts ensure a high degree of comfort in a very tight space. After all, it is common knowledge that there is room even in the smallest hut.
A conversation with the Berlin designer and architectural team KINZO about ambience as a design tool and developments in the contract business.
A preview of the international exhibitors and the latest products for the contract business at imm cologne 2015.