The furnishing of some people’s flats is spartan. There is nothing superfluous in the apartment. Then, there are others, who always want to have everything that is the last cry. And those, who love collecting things, who can’t throw anything away, who keep everything. How orderly an apartment looks doesn’t just depend on how ascetic we live or how much we enjoy collecting things, but also whether we create the possibilities to accommodate our living accessories in an orderly manner. And there is plenty of furniture that can help us here.
It is not only at imm cologne that designers like Sebastian Herkner experiment with circular forms in architecture (cf. âDas Haus 2016â). In 2012, an unusual building was erected east of Cologne: a round residential tower, like a landmark protruding from the conventional surroundings. Architect Gerald Wehner speaks about the efficiency of round structures, the degree of freedom round buildings offer the architect and the residentsâ positive experiences.
The trend is moving through furniture design to the bathroom: furniture and fittings are once again becoming lighter, more sculptural and playful. The heaviness of bulky furniture is making way for the finely balanced down-to-earthiness of sofa, light and tub.
Whether they are made of paper or vinyl, create a wood or stone effect, or are striped, patterned or solid-coloured â wall coverings lend a room a unique atmosphere and, like furniture, can be an element of design. And with a bit of courage and skill, walls can be transformed into true works of art.
Filigree lightness combined with skilfully handcrafted upholstery details and the freedom to sit, lie or relax in perfect comfort, at any time. This is Tira by Rolf Benz. Designed by Joachim Nees Tira can also be configured as a modular sofa made up of individual elements.
The Rivera collection wants to suggest a contemporary interpretation of retro elegance reminiscent of a typically Mediterranean vibe. This idea is driven by a desire to experiment with contrasts and unique combinations of materials for the outdoors – lightweight metal, the reassuring warmth of wood, sophisticated weaves and the elegance of the fabrics – all contribute to transform even outdoor spaces into intimate and cozy settings.
Modern shapes manually crafted: HÃ¼lsta presents its new collection of solid wood furniture with the living and dining room furniture programme Vedua. The series comprises a range of stand-alone pieces like low boards, sideboards, glass cabinets and corner panels in a variety of sizes and material thicknesses. The solid natural oak and textured beech furniture makes a wonderful impression, either as individual pieces or as flexible wall unit.
To mark the start of the companyâs 75th anniversary year, HÃ¼lsta will be making an impressive appearance at imm cologne 2015. After an absence of almost 20 years, the company is using the occasion of the fair in Cologne to present its range of new and anniversary products to a large international audience. The furniture brand will have a stand in Hall 11.1 with an area of over 600 sqm.