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Cologne, January, 18-24, 2016


Outdoor Sofa Walrus: Extremis turns Concept of Outdoor Seating inside out


Imagine sitting outdoors in a lazy big sofa, enjoying the good weather, funky drinks, a nice rest or a good conversation: who doesn’t love that? What a shame that we have drag around cushoins and pillows or that we have to hide our beatiful outdoor sofa away under a cover to protect it from the elements. Why not just sit back and relax?

Ed by Moree: High-adjustable High Chair not only for Kitchen, Bar, Bistro


Ed, the new bar stool from German design label Moree, is a perfect accompaniment to bar tables, counters or bars. The smart stainless steel wooden mix of this “high chair” gives good service during your morning coffee, business small talk or Blue Hour. It is always there, when comfortable short-term seating is needs in a small area.

Designed in timeless elegant style, Ed fits into private living or dining room and kitchen as well as in gastronomy and interior finishing areas. The seat, which swivels 360 degrees, is made from two gently curved shaped wooden boards which facilitate the two-tone colour of the stool: Ed is available in the colour combinations white-white and white-grey. For interior designers it can also be produced in their desired colour (RAL colour pallet). The generously dimensioned footrests give comfortable support; the seat heights is adjustable via compression spring. Ed can be combined with the Moree Lounge 105 or Studio light standing tables, which bathe the surroundings into white or coloured light.

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Axor Citterio E: The Essence of Luxury


Aesthetics and functionality: with Axor Citterio E, Philippe Grohe and Italian architect and designer Antonio Citterio are introducing a new collection that aims to exude value and elegance. It is their third jointly developed collection.

Thonet presents bentwood classics in its “Pure Materials” collection


At the imm cologne 2015, Thonet has expanded the “Pure Materials” collection with the addition of the famous bentwood classics. Striking, grained leather, natural wood and a careful handling of the materials characterise this fine and especially sustainable collection. A natural patina develops on the products of this series over the course of time – traces of use are absolutely welcome. more…

Prouvé RAW Office Edition: Vitra and G-Star give old furniture a new shine


Following the success in 2011 of the Prouvé RAW crossover project between Vitra and G-Star RAW, the partnership has continued with the development of a second limited series: the Prouvé Raw Office Edition. This second crossover collection revives a series of furniture and lighting originally designed by Jean Prouvé in the 1940s for the offices of major French industrial companies.

“Das Haus 2015” by Neri & Hu:
where our souls live


Imm cologne’s “Das Haus” has never possessed such imposing architectural force. Last year, the visitor was invited into the interior of Louise Campbell’s “Haus”, a country-house-like, Scandinavian-cosy space. This year, the installation by the Chinese architect couple Rossana Hu and Lyndon Neri affects the beholder more like a challenge to be overcome. And that’s exactly what “Das Haus” 2015 by Neri&Hu is meant to be – a challenge:

Furniture suspence:
Featured Editions at imm cologne 2015


Anyone wandering round the “Pure Editions” in Hall 3.3. at imm cologne or now also through Hall 2.2, will come across any number of surprises: Designers and manufacturers at the “Featured Editions” certainly go beyond the normal limits of conventional trade-fair displays. They stage their items in a context that is a far cry from everyday life. The 14 installations in the “Featured Editions” format, organized and curated for the third time by the team of Koelnmesse creatives led by Dick Spierenburg in collaboration with Stylepark, all attest to how intensely and creatively designers and manufacturers are working together in fields beyond unit sales and profit margins.

Bandyopadhyay & Schillaci are presenting cantilever chair Indi at Pure Startup


Designer Boris Bandyopadhyay and architect Fabio Schillaci invented Indi chair in 2014. Its shape enables not only vertical movements while sitting but also horizontal swinging. This aim could be achieved by separating the seat from the backrest portion of the chair. Indi weights only about 4 kg and is a fresh approach to the classic cantilever chair as it was developed by Mart Stam in 1926.

The Stage: Welcome to Das Haus – Interview with Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu


In 2015, “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” actually turns into a stage – a setting-like structure of spacious interiors and “housing cages” of various sizes that are supposed to question our conception of the home. The design of the architects Neri & Hu laid out in two stories for the first time in the series of “Das Haus”, promises innovative approaches to the concept of living space both on an aesthetic and a philosophical level. In the interview with Niklas Maak, the designers talk anout the conception of their installation.

Pure Talents Contest:
the talent show at imm cologne 2015


The Pure Talents talent show is a firmly established attraction not just for trade visitors to imm cologne and LivingKitchen but for anyone with an interest in design. The exhibition of winning entries from the international newcomer competition Pure Talents Contest is regarded as a highlight for anybody searching for the unusual or the not quite utterly flawless amidst the huge selection of market-driven and high-end products on show at the fair: prototypes, experimental approaches and unconventional solutions presented by the young designers themselves.

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