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Cologne, January, 19-25, 2015

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“Das Haus” 2015 – Encountering
Past and Future

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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.
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Louise Campbell’s “Das Haus” 2014
gets a new home

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During imm cologne 2014, it was already quite clear that the “Das Haus” format would be recycled. The installation is to find a new home on a youth camp located on a farm. This means that the 2014 edition of “Das Haus” is the first which will not be destroyed once imm cologne has closed its gates. Now the installation has arrived at its new destination.
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Pure Textile: Textile Design Meets Furniture at the imm cologne 2015

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What makes a sofa into a trendy eye-catcher? What adds warmth to a room? Textiles for furniture, upholstery, walls and windows belong to living like clothes to the skin. They form the surfaces and appeal to the senses. With Pure Textile every two years they get their own stage, which is designed to highlight their significance for trends in the furnishing sector.
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Designed to Seduce: the Glööckler Deux collection by Marburg Wallcoverings

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“My home is my castle,” as they say and with the new wallpaper collection in association with marburg wallcoverings, Harald Glööckler wants to entice us in to his castle, in the most luxurious way possible! In eclectic style, Glööckler, the master of extravagance, demonstrates how everyday items can still be impressively designed.
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Création Baumann: Fabrics promote healing

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Health and its preservation plays an important part within today’s society. Health as a subject is ever present and affects everybody individually. Under the influence of changing demographics, changed perception of health and medical progress, this will be further accentuated in the future. Because prevention is better than cure, prevention is also gaining in importance. Simultaneously, growing prosperity in many countries has resulted in an increased demand for health care.
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Handmade in Germany – an International Touring Exhibition of German Manufactories

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On 19th September 2014 it’s “Cast off!” for the International Exhibition Tour “Handmade in Germany”. The design exhibition of 100 important German manufacturers is starting its 15-station world tour. On board are also some companies of the furniture industry.
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Luxury’s New Elegance

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The design world beyond the “less is more” doctrine is stylish, self-confident and successful. Luxury brands are demonstrating what the interiors sector is capable of when furniture is allowed to display an abundance of forms, upmarket materials and details.
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Interview Dick Spierenburg: “All-round architects are coming back on the scene.”

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Part of the principle behind the imm cologne design event “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” is that a new designer is invited to make his or her mark on the interior design platform every year. For the 2015 edition of the project, the Cologne trade fair has brought the Shanghai-based Neri&Hu Design and Research Office on board. Although not widely known in Europe yet, the two architects are one of the hottest creative teams in the world right now – and the imm cologne is bringing them to Germany. In our interview, the imm cologne’s Creative Director Dick Spierenburg explains the background to this development.
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Häfele Collaboration: Intelligent design meets traditional workmanship

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With the MeisterMöbel programme, Häfele offers its partners in craft a platform to present their range of products and services and establish direct contact with their clients. In addition, as a confirmed source of inspiration and ideas, the Nagold-based company makes the necessary CAD planning data available to its partners. In collaboration with designers, Häfele, the fitting specialists, inspire creative design and intelligent functionality for unique creations which can then be produced by the MeisterMöbel craftsmen and women on behalf of their clients.
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Lounge Chair Atelier:
Produced before your eyes!

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“Why don’t we create a contemporary version of the old English club chair?” wondered Charles Eames in the 1950s, his question heralding the evolution of the now renowned lounge chair. The chair’s construction, its every tiny detail thoroughly thought through, unite the traditional and the modern in one balanced design. On the Vitra Campus, clients can now follow each step of the construction of this furniture classic.
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