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Cologne, January, 19-25, 2015

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More than 40 years ago: interior landscape presented on boats during the Cologne furniture fair

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From 1968 to 1972, the chemical corporation Bayer rented an excursion boat that was transformed by well-known designers into a temporary exhibition space on the subject of contemporary living. Held during the Cologne Furniture Fair, the forum was used to present the latest developments in interior textiles. more…

Diagon Executive by Girsberger:
an unadulterated swivel chair

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One year after the launch of the Diagon swivel chair, Girsberger is rounding out the range with a model with a high backrest. Diagon Executive is lavishly upholstered with ultra-soft padding and covered in high-quality pure aniline leather. The high-back chair was conceived by the German designer Burkhard Vogtherr
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“Cologne remains THE arena for manufacturer, trade and multipliers“

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The imm Cologne 2014 demonstrated that good business, a relaxed atmosphere and creative concepts are great bed fellows. This productive combination was very much valued by the exhibitors and they praised the great networking opportunities and the structured, broad range of design selections, alongside the flawless running of the fair. more…

Loehr: chairs and tables in constructivistic design

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The young family-run business Loehr extends its collection with the new furniture families Sabeth and Neo. The chairs and tables of the series are refering formally to elementary modes of construction in architecture.
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Reef by Durlet: a sofa with finesse and function

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With the Reef sofa, Durlet presents a new collection that fits in perfectly with the company’s tradition of design with a solid and, at the same time, refined look and feel. Frans Schrofer’s design matches up with a cubist visual language but simultaneously has a very soft look.
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Stagione by Ruckstuhl – one carpet for each season

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They have always been a source of inspiration. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe dedicated them a poem, Antonio Vivaldi a set of violin concertos, and pizza bakers created according to their denomination a rich topped bread – the four seasons. Now the Swiss studio Atelier Oï, with the three designers Aurel Aebi, Armand Louis and Patrick Reymond, has designed a carpet collection called Stagione – the Italian word for season – for the new Ruckstuhl edition. A collection designed in four vivid colour variants.
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Leif by Lasfera: Old fashioned marquee set in a new style

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Leif the high quality reinterpretation of the “gesellige” original German marquee set which introduces itself to a select audience. With new features and a special design language Leif not only appeals to individualists but also to home and garden users.
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On Tour with Brühl

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It should become a versatile hideaway of the home: The high side and back panels turn the new sofa “on Tour”, made by the German manufacturer of upholstery furniture, Brühl, into a room within a room – which converts equally quickly into a perfect sleeping area. A bench that can be firmly attached should make it even more comfortable. A movable occasional table in plywood or in solid beech, oak, or walnut can be added.
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With Ghost Martí Guixé resurrects the spirit of old Kerman rugs for nanimarquina

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In the 16th and 17th centuries, the inhabitants of Kerman, a part of central Iran, lying between mountains and the Lut Desert, were masters at weaving rugs of extraordinary sizes and designs. This old tradition regained popularity in the 19th century, turning Kerman into one of Persia’s main rug producing areas once again.
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Luxury between Perfection and Authenticity

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A little table with exotic-looking inlays. A sofa with ornately hand-edged cushions, complete with the initials of the Indian seamstress. And every so often, furniture classics too – either originals with little imperfections or brightly coloured re-editions. This is how the trend towards individualising furniture is expressing itself – a trend that can be scouted not just in exclusive furniture galleries but at the local flea market as well.
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