Cologne, January, 19-25, 2015


md Pure Textile Talk: Panel discussion with representatives of the textile industry

The focus of consumers, architects and interior designers is increasingly shifting to textiles once more. At the interface between decoration and functionality, between innovative materials and great design, textile room design is experiencing a renaissance. High-ranking representatives of the textile industry, Philippe Baumann (CEO of Création Baumann), Michael Fischbacher (CEO of Christian Fischbacher), Remo Röntgen (CEO of Nya Nordiska) and Andreas Zimmer (CEO of Zimmer + Rohde) talk to David Wiechmann and reveal, from their respective perspectives, what they see as the developments lying ahead for the industry. more…

Café Trussardi – Haue Ciusine in Hall 10.1


With the Café Trussardi the imm cologne wants to combine exclusive design with – just as exclusive – haute cuisine. With the Cafè Trussardi the Cologne furniture fair is about to set another milestone In terms of extraordinary events.

The Stage 2015: Trend show with a huge range of information for design fans


What are the trends of the coming season? How do people in Austria, Sweden or China live? What do designers have to say about “Das Haus”, the Featured Editions or about their furniture? What are the future trends for fabrics? How could the cradle-to-cradle concept function in the furniture industry? What does my bathroom have to do with my health? And how is the furniture industry dealing with online opportunities? “The Stage” trend forum provides a platform for tabling questions like these. more…

Lecture at The Stage about Universal Design as the incubator for product development


The theory of Universal Design was first introduced by the American architect and designer Ronald L. Mace. In the eighties, he and his team developed the design principles for Universal Design. Michael Schlenke is an expert in Universal Design and in his presentation demonstrates, by means of best practice examples, the growth opportunities associated with it. more…

“The Spirit of Poland” at Pure Talents


The exhibition The Spirit of Poland is a new edition of the initiative conceived by industrial designers to promote Polish design and entrepreneurship on the international scene. The philosophy of the project is to promote Polish products and brands which have artistic value as well as a market potential. The project prepared for imm cologne Pure Talents focuses on companies and designers who take an unusual approach to materials, draw upon local resources, develop new technologies and look for innovative solutions. more…

Aalto’s armchair 401:
Nordic Classic in new Colours


Since its introduction at the Milan Triennale in 1933, Alvar Aalto’s classic 401 has been considered one of the most comfortable armchairs ever designed. In 2014 Hella Jongerius built upon Aalto’s model, adding to the icon a new colour concept using stained wood and structured fabrics. With this collaboration, Artek introduces a new collection of warm and tactile Aalto classics.

Lecture at The Stage: Colours in Offices


The perfect office is tailored to performance and to people working together. The dull and monotonous office of old is as out of favour as the patriarchal office with its dictatorial style. The workplace is experiencing a revolution: fun and aesthetics, the office’s functionality in relation to human requirements as well as performance, progress and creativity, stimulation and relaxation as well as sociability and individuality. more…

Lecture at The Stage:
Legal protection of designs


There are many ways to legally protect design, and copyright law will have a far larger role to play in the future than it has had up to now. In its so-called “Geburtstagszug“ (birthday-train) decision, the German Federal Court of Justice has relinquished its decades‘ long jurisdiction which had stipulated stricter criteria for the protectability of designs than for other works. more…

Interview Paul Flowers: “The bathroom will become a place for health diagnostics.”


As Senior Vice President Design at Grohe AG, British designer Paul Flowers has been responsible for the brand’s creative strategic direction since 2005. More than anything else, he expects the progressive digitisation of the bathroom to lead to more individual comfort and convenience, but also to a stronger emotional bond – encouraged by snug design and more options in terms of equipment.


Pure Textile shows Know-How
for high class Fabrics


At the international interiors show, Pure Textile will be showing the latest launches and top products from the field of textile design for the third time. In 2015 too, the independent exhibition format for exclusive fabric editors is enjoying great popularity and attracting new international participants.

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