interior innovation award honors top class innovative achievements

The top class innovative聽achievements of the exhibitors at the imm cologne 2009 will again聽be聽honored with the famous interior innovation award.

The prize聽will be聽awarded to the most prominent innovations in the following categories:

路 Best Item
路 Best System
路 Best Detail
路 Material Innovation
路 Classic Innovation

As in previous years, the imm cologne has invited internationally well-known design experts to join the jury of the interior innovation award, in particular

Contract Business Guide 2009: efficient planning for contract business professionals

At imm cologne 2009 planners of big projects find the suitable offers of the exhibitors, listed in the Contract business guide.

Pointing the way: For projects ranging from hotel complexes and administration buildings to sports arenas, hospitals and luxury apartment houses 鈥 major projects of every kind that require comprehensive supply services are one of today鈥檚 hot trends. That’s true not only in Asia and the USA, but also increasingly in Europe. And the trend shows no signs of slowing down.

Discerning: Supply and demand have increased to unexpected levels in this dynamically growing market. To make it easier for professionals to orient themselves under these conditions, this year we have once again compiled the Contract Business Guide with the support of the most renowned and interesting partners in the field of contract business.

The Composite Lounge – a sensational project by Stephen Burks

One of the highlights of the imm cologne 2009 is Stephen Burks鈥 Composite Lounge in hall 11. The ecological and artisanal aspects of his work are especially important for the famous designer from New York.

Burks鈥 latest project, the Composite Lounge, raises the question if the enormous abundance of industrially produced mass furniture is compatible with the demands of sustainable economic activities. The lounge, being almost a huge installation, reminds of a street scene.

Burks combines urban elements such as street lamps and huge dumpsters with a motley collection of piled up new sofas and seats held together by gaudy straps.

[d3] design talents: visionary ideas for tomorrow鈥檚 interior design

For the fourth time, young and creative designers present fresh ideas and new concepts at the imm cologne within the framework of the [d3] design talents.

Hall 3.1 is the platform for young and independent designers, whose inspiring and visionary concepts for tomorrow鈥檚 design will surely fascinate the audience in 2009 again.

Made up of the three sections [d3] contest, [d3] professionals und [d3] schools, the event convincingly demonstrates that surprises are still possible and that there is no lack of fresh and new ideas.

Fascinating trends for interior living – magazine visions November 2008 published

The magazine visions November 2008 has been published by imm cologne. visions covers interior trends, market trends and design trends as well as everything one should know about imm cologne, the world鈥檚 leading furnishing fair.

Read among other things in the topical visions:

– Interior living trends 2009

– The entire world market in Cologne

– A week dedicated to design

Feel free to download the most recent issue of the magazine visions (November 2008) as PDF document.

You can download all issues of visions already published free of charge.

informed by cologne: trend show and lecture forum about Interior trends for 2009

What interior trends will be dominant in 2009? Answers are provided by the trend forum 鈥渋nformed by cologne鈥.

In various lectures on color & light, form, function, pattern and material, participants can take a glance at the future of interior design. Moreover, an exhibition on the fair鈥檚 Boulevard introduces the four megatrends:

路 Extra Much: Ardor and extremes are popular here. Searching for limits with regard to materials, shapes and construction is a dominant feature.

路 Near and Far: Nature with its complex and interrelated macro- and microstructure acts as ideal example. Seemingly opposite features are combined.

路聽Tepee Culture: The nomad roots of mankind and being close to nature are central features. Direct, unmediated experiences, of which cracks and scratches give evidence, are highly valued.

路聽Re-Run Time: Matters of course are more important than originality. Well-known objects are re-valued. Traditional shapes are refined by reducing them to their essence so that the basic idea shines through again.