The influence of megatrends on living


Why is living today an emotional matter for many people, while for others it is only a matter of the necessity for secure housing? Why are secretaries with USB connection so popular now? Why is furniture getting smaller and more flexible? What feeds the zeitgeist and developments in design? The big global megatrends provide the answers to questions like these.

Re-Editions: The rediscovery of Classics

The Prouvé Raw Office Edition. © G-Star RAW Amsterdam / Vitra, Prouvé RAW Office Edition
The Prouvé Raw Office Edition. © G-Star RAW Amsterdam / Vitra, Prouvé RAW Office Edition

There they are again: the old furniture classics from the Bauhaus, from Eileen Gray and Ray Eames. And the “usual suspects” among the furniture éditeurs are not the only ones referring to old designs. Names like Vitra, Classicon or Thonet – which once rose above trendy product ranges like islands above the sea – are associated more and more with furniture and accessories that either owe their forms to design precedents. The trend towards re-releasing vintage and new modern classics has become a well-established one within the furniture sector.

The Stage: trend forum for interior design professionals and fans of design at imm cologne

© Koelnmesse
© Koelnmesse

At the forthcoming imm cologne, the presentation forum, The Stage, is once again a must-attend event for all creative professionals and design lovers alike. Here, experts in the field share their knowledge, industry insiders exchange views and leading designers inspire visitors with presentations, personal statements and their contributions to discussions about current topics.

Furnishing Cologne:
Eleven new products of imm visiting cologne

©, Koelnmesse

The imm cologne is a business trade fair. Only that which is completely developed, sophisticated in terms of its production technology, tested and found to be ready for the market finds its way here. And that’s a quality criterion that has its own fascination. The Furnishing Cologne campaign, which is already in its fifth year, shows how inspiring the dichotomy of perfection and improvisation can be.

The World@Home:
American fashion stores

COS pop-up store, Los Angeles, USA, Design: Snarkitecture

Bigger, more extravagant and luxurious – 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.