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Cologne, January, 18-24, 2016


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’.

New study presents four possible scenarios for the bathroom of the future

Pure132_2015_Badstudie_Foto1How will our bathroom change in the next 20 years? What can and may we expect from our bathroom in the future? Villeroy & Boch, together with Grohe and Matthias Horx’s Zukunftsinstitut in Frankfurt/Main, dealt with these questions.

Finland meets France: Artek presents Kaari Collection by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec


It is the the first collaboration between the Frensh designer duo Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec and the Finnish design company Artek. Based on a simple, yet intelligent component, the Kaari Collection comprises rectangular and round tables in two sizes as well as a desk, a wall console, a small round shelf and larger shelves.

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.

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