Create. Furnish. Live.

Cologne, January, 18-24, 2016


Welcome to an unknown world: video “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage“ at imm cologne 2015

Das Haus 2015

imm cologne’s “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” has never possessed such an imposing architectural force: Whereas in 2014, the visitor was invited into the interior of Louise Campbell’s “Haus”, a country-house-like, Scandinavian-cosy space, the installation by the Chinese architect couple Rossana Hu and Lyndon Neri affects the beholder more like a challenge to be overcome. more…

Individuality and Authenticity remain on Trend


There’s no substitute for the real thing. Affirming this truth and turning pieces of wood into unmistakable and unique items sometimes means digging deep into the creative box of tricks. more…

Readily combinable soloists:
the new living room range Gentis by Hülsta


The new living room range Gentis focuses on clean shapes and a material mix of wood and leather. The result: a range featuring daring combinations for design lovers! more…

For Furniture with hidden Talents


Interzum, the industry’s leading trade fair, is considered the innovator and driver of new concepts and developments for the furnishing industry. And those invisible innovations which are hidden within the furniture itself make for particularly exciting discoveries, including fittings as well as new functions and improved types of functionality – real inner value.

80 years of Artek


In October 1935 the architect and designer couple Alvar and Aino Aalto, the arts patron Maire Gullichsen and the art historian and critic Nils-Gustav Hahl decided to found Artek in Helsinki. The immediate impetus for this step was the desire to professionalise the international distribution of the furniture designed by Alvar and Aino Aalto. more…

Many roads lead to the 3D object


The history of three-dimensional printing began in the early 1980s, when Chuck Hull developed an additive manufacturing technology. Implemented initially only for prototypes, the 3D printing method has in the meantime established itself in the automobile and aircraft construction industries and in the medical sector. Now, furniture designers are also discovering 3D printing. The result is the creation of an entirely new design language for furniture, accessories and furnishings.

Brunner brings colour to the Heidering correctional institution


Graz architect Josef Hohensinn designed the Heidering correctional facility with generous views of the outdoors and lots of light and colour. He selected brightly coloured, functional furniture by Brunner to match the architecture, using it to furnish all areas of the facility, from the solitary confinement cells to the oratory.

Beautiful places for beautiful things:
The original Paschen library turns 25


If you want to preserve memories, you have to preserve them in the right place. This has been the motto for the original Paschen library for 25 years. And what a great occasion for Paschen’s special anniversary edition — for a new apartment, a renovated room, a new collection, or as an extension of an existing library.

Gourmet Veneers: Truffled Beechwood from Mehling & Wiesman


Mehling & Wiesman, the family-operated veneer and lumber mill from the Spessart region, specialises in processing various types of domestic wood. With truffled beechwood, the company wishes to revive the popularity of this indigenous type of wood. The new, patented Mehling & Wiesmann brand stands for veneers that get their unique appearance purely through the forces of nature.

“Das Haus” 2016: Sebastian Herkner makes a Point of Openness


What form could living take on, if a designer is able to really live out his fantasies? How much can one read into his person, culture and convictions regarding the sense, function and aesthetics of architecture, furniture and interior design based on such a design? And what appearance does this vision take on when it is created by a German designer? more…

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