Create. Furnish. Live.

Cologne, January, 18-24, 2016


Digital Comfort


Digital offerings for the networked home are booming: nowadays there are apps for adjusting the central heating, online solutions for keeping an eye on fire alarms, cameras, motion detectors and even personalised weather stations. But that’s just the beginning: in House 3.0, every single room will be digitised. Digital comfort is moving into our homes and our furniture: sensor-controlled cabinets, sofas, tables, showers and lighting are all designed to make our everyday lives easier. more…

The modular world of Cubit: A functional connector system and simple esthetics


Cubit is a young label for modular furniture. Now the established shelf system is set to be joined by a brand new sofa equipped with similar advantages: a functional connector system and simple esthetics.

3D-Printing: The 4th Industrial Revolution at interzum


The “innovation of interior” piazza in hall 4.2 at the interzum 2015 focuses on the theme of the “4th Industrial Revolution: 3D Printing”. Although it may still seem a long way off for many, additive production technologies, including 3D printing, already offer alternatives to conventional production. more…

Interview with Simon Legald:
“I have analysed hundreds of chair designs from different decades.”


The Danish designer Simon Legald (b. 1986) is the designer of Form for Normann Copenhagen – a series of innovative tables and chairs. We have interviewed the designer about the design; his source of inspiration and whether he believes the Form series can become a new classic.

Form by Normann Copenhagen:
A Unified & Ambitious Chair


With “Form” Normann Copenhagen presents a reinterpreted range of chairs and tables that combine a strong design idiom with comfortable curves and an innovative industrial production technique. The name reflects the designer´s inspiration drawn from the design of chairs throughout history. With a soft silhouette that merges with a rigid Nordic wooden frame, Form is Normann Copenhagen’s idea of the perfect chair.

Pure Talents Contest
elects Designers of the Future


With the Pure Talents Contest, the imm cologne 2015 organised for the twelfth time one of the most prestigious international design competitions for young designers – the starting signal to a successful design career for many of the selected participants.

Poem: new interpretation
of the wing chair by Brühl


Armchair poetry: Poem, the new wing chair by Brühl, issues an invitation – feel embraced; sit back and relax … or read. A favoured spot, gently rounded and protective, well balanced and organic looking. The sweeping shape of the sides runs all the way from the wings to the armrests, which taper towards the front. Alternatively, the armchair can be finished without armrests, thus giving it a more minimalist look.

The Young Design Generation Gets a Head Start in Cologne


The international interiors trade fair imm cologne has developed in recent years into one of the most important meeting places for the young international design scene. With good reason: With its format “Pure Talents” the trade fair offers young designers a good environment and a forum for experimental design concepts, which is visited by international experts and is ideal for testing out alternative organisational forms and for presenting unconventional designs.

Keala by Sophisticated Living:
the new lightness of being in sofas


In Keala, Sophisticated Living has created an innovative sofa which takes the highly current fashion topic of transparency to the next level. The mix of materials includes a durable nylon-mesh fabric – a classic from the world of sports and surfwear – making this sofa an absolute novelty in upholstered furniture.

Vedua by Hülsta:
Premium woods in vivid designs


Modern shapes manually crafted: Hülsta presents its new collection of solid wood furniture with the living and dining room furniture programme Vedua. The series comprises a range of stand-alone pieces like low boards, sideboards, glass cabinets and corner panels in a variety of sizes and material thicknesses. The solid natural oak and textured beech furniture makes a wonderful impression, either as individual pieces or as flexible wall unit. more…

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