Cologne, January, 19-25, 2015


Interior Lifestyle Trends:
Bathroom with Sofa


There are places where life congregates: a crossroads during rush hour, a pub during a World Cup, the kitchen during parties. But by now it is time to embrace another hub of everyday life which, whilst it might not always be grand, is no less central and communication-friendly: the bathroom. Whether it is analogue or digital – the bathroom is increasingly becoming a nerve centre within our modern interiors.

Interview with Kurt Merki Jr.: “For me three words are very important: culture, purpose and life.”


With the Vero bathroom furniture collection for Duravit, Zurich-based designer Kurt Merki Jr. was breaking new ground. Balanced proportions and a strong design identity are the characteristic features of the range as a whole. In the interview he talks about different cultures, leitmotifs, the time-factor and about challenges and current developments in bathroom design.

Light, Squeezed into Shape


We can use light to conjure up a certain mood or create decorative accents. But candles or indirect lighting aren’t the only options for evoking the right feeling. Playing with light and form has always been a challenge for designers. Especially when it’s the object itself that emits light, thus adding a special atmosphere to the room. more…

Does Fashion Make Furniture?


Black-and-white or copper and gold, bell shapes or layered looks, velvety softness, filigree crochet or chunky-knit wool – are these descriptions of the latest collections from the catwalk or from the halls of a trade fair at imm cologne 2015? more…

Flexibility at Work: String Furniture presents new Furniture Line String Works


With its new line of office products, String is about to take yesterday’s workplaces into the 21st century. The new line of furniture Works wants to transform the workplace into a fully functional space, allowing flexibility in design while being both inviting and visually appealing. more…

Storage made beautiful:
Stack from Müller Möbelfabrikation


Whether behind the door or in the corner, in a tiny apartment or a large house – we simply can’t get enough storage space! Especially when it’s for things we use regularly or want to have within arm’s reach and so can’t relegate to the basement or the attic. The perfect solution would be something clearly arranged and easily organised. And this is exactly the solution Müller Möbelfabrikation proposes with the Stack modular furniture range. more…

Hülsta returns to imm cologne after almost 20 years


To mark the start of the company’s 75th anniversary year, Hülsta will be making an impressive appearance at imm cologne 2015. After an absence of almost 20 years, the company is using the occasion of the fair in Cologne to present its range of new and anniversary products to a large international audience. The furniture brand will have a stand in Hall 11.1 with an area of over 600 sqm.

Interior Innovation Award 2015:
Last chance to register


With imm cologne as conceptual sponsor and the German Design Council as organiser, the annual Interior Innovation Award is being held for the thirteenth time. The competition is one of the most prestigious in the interior design industry worldwide and addresses companies in all product segments in this industry. Registration for the competition is possible until 7th November.

Textile manufacturers to display a markedly colourful ambience.


Here it’s all about textures, colours and patterns. Every two years Pure Textile is a hot spot for trend scouts at imm cologne. For where else can the influences from the trend-oriented fashion world be more clearly demonstrated than among the developers of the fabrics with which rooms and furniture are lined or dressed?

Profile Neri&Hu:
Detecting the future by recollecting the past


Neri&Hu Design and Research Office is an interdisciplinary studio for architecture, product design, interior design and graphic design based in Shanghai. Founded in 2004 by partners Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, the office operates worldwide. The creative dynamic and the growth of the city are reflected in the productivity, the objectives and the flat hierarchies of the 100-strong team at NHRDO. The office has long since expanded beyond mere architecture and deals with the whole spectrum of design requirements of Human-Product-Architecture-City. Perhaps that is also why Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu are among the most influential forces in Chinese design today.

Next Page »