Create. Furnish. Live.

Cologne, January, 18-24, 2016


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…

150 years of Walter Knoll


Walter Knoll is among the leading international manufacturers of high-quality upholstered furniture and object facilities. Whether in a classic or modern design – with its products Walter Knoll wants to create living spaces. And that for the past 150 years. We say our congratulations.

Printing in a complex future


Even if 3D printing has already increasingly established itself in the automobile construction and medical sectors since its development in the 1980s, this production method has not yet been able to assert itself in the furniture industry. However, if one believes the experts, the furniture industry is just about to experience the fourth industrial revolution. A whole piazza is being dedicated to the theme of 3D printing at interzum, including an exhibition and a lecture forum.

Relation of Design and Functionality


Ideal Standard has revealed the results of a pioneering neuroscientific study into how the brain perceives and interprets beauty. More specifically the research, which used a combination of EEG scans and online studies, examined the conflict the brain experiences when presented with aesthetically pleasing but functionally poor products; a phenomenon newly termed ‘aesthetic dissonance’.

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