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.
There they are again: the old furniture classics from the Bauhaus, from Eileen Gray and Ray Eames. And the â€śusual suspectsâ€ť among the furniture Ă©diteurs are not the only ones referring to old designs. Names like Vitra, Classicon or Thonet â€“ which once rose above trendy product ranges like islands above the sea â€“ 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.
First indications reveal which colours will immerse our homes in a new light in the near future. With accents ranging from watermelon through flamingo and golden yellow through sand, the coming season promises warm, vibrantly coloured impressions.
Architects, interior designers and contract furnishers will find plenty of inspiration at imm cologne 2016. Specialists in the contract business will be displaying the newest approaches, forms and materials. An overview of the new as well as the tried-and-trusted in the furnishing of high-value projects.
The Spanish word diseĂ±o means more than design â€“ it also refers to the functionality and convenience that objects provide. Manufacturers and designers from Spain are uniting both in their projects. A look at the country of limitless creativity.
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.
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.
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.