Cologne, January, 19-25, 2015


A day in Louise Campbell’s “Das Haus”

“Das Haus” only stood for seven days. From the outside, it was recognisable by its classic dimensions, topped by a low-pitched gable roof, constructed on a timber frame, clad with wooden shingles and curtains. Inside a single large, almost bare space, an end wall full of tools, a huge long table in the middle, and on the side an extremely large bed space constructed out of platforms and thick mattresses – a unique, very personal vision of a home interior, created for the imm cologne 2014 by Danish designer Louise Campbell. more…

Cento-60: the compact Bed of Living by Swiss Plus


Design and functionality always are the keynotes for Swiss Plus. This year, it is shown in a new addition to the successful Bed for Living line: the Cento-60 model. The designer sofa-bed, with a width of 160 cm, was honoured with the Interior Innovation Award – Selection 2014 by an international jury.

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


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


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

“Cologne remains THE arena for manufacturer, trade and multipliers“


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


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.

Reef by Durlet: a sofa with finesse and function


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.

Stagione by Ruckstuhl – one carpet for each season


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.

Leif by Lasfera: Old fashioned marquee set in a new style


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.

On Tour with Brühl


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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