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The Stage

The Trend Forum at the imm cologne

The Stage

Which colour spaces are trending? What added value can new lighting systems provide and how can they be integrated? Which sustainability concepts have designers and companies got up their sleeves?

At the international furnishing fair imm cologne, the supporting programme "The Stage" will be focusing on these and other current trend developments in the furnishing and interior design sector. In 2014 too, the successful lecture forum will provide a wealth of informative lectures and interesting panel discussions on design-related themes featuring renowned speakers and international participants. The programme is particularly geared towards architects and interior decorators, as well as to the Pure segment.

With "The Stage", the imm cologne provides a central meeting point where the audience – and particularly the creative partners of the various interiors sectors – can inform themselves about the latest developments in the field. The main focus will be on trend lectures dealing with colour, materials, light and forms. Contributions from all areas of interior design, such as bathrooms, walls and floors, living and sleeping spaces, will inform the professional audience about current tendencies in the sector. In the panel discussions, an international line-up of designers, experts and journalists will talk about topical themes relating to various areas of the furnishing and interior design world.

The forum is located in the Pure Village segment in Hall 2.2. All lectures and panel discussions will be simultaneously translated into English or German as applicable.

Monday, January 13, 2014
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10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Design Briefing - the highlights of the imm cologne

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Welcome to Das Haus – Interiors on Stage: presentation of the concept

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Rethinking parquet: poetry of proportions

12:30 p.m. - 13:00 p.m.
Book Lounge: Interior Design Book 2.0: real homes, real people, real trends

13:15 p.m. - 13:45 p.m.
Familiar furnishings?

14:00 p.m. - 14:30 p.m.
Function and Fascination of Colour Design: Psychology, intuition and knowledge as the basis for colour decisions in the interior

14:45 p.m. - 15:15 p.m.
Architecture-oriented furnishing concepts

15:30 p.m. - 17:00 p.m.
Featured Editions: 14 Designers and their Products

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Design Briefing - the highlights of the imm cologne

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Function and Fascination of Colour Design: Psychology, intuition and knowledge as the basis for colour decisions in the interior

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Colour – a fascinating code in our society. Colour Futures 2014: a trend study

12:30 p.m. - 13:00 p.m.
Book Lounge: THINK DUTCH - Conceptual Architecture and Design in the Netherlands

13:15 p.m. - 14:30 p.m.
Design worlds offline and online: stilwerk presents a new print magazine and its own design blog

14:45 p.m. - 15:15 p.m.
The importance of furnishings in the multimedia age

15:30 p.m. - 16:00 p.m.
The new approach to zoning the bathroom - Bathroom architecture and space concepts

16:15 p.m. - 17:00 p.m.
Presenting things in the right light

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Design Briefing - the highlights of the imm cologne

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Function and Fascination of Colour Design: Psychology, intuition and knowledge as the basis for colour decisions in the interior

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
How LOHAS live: the sustainability trend in a new way of life

12:30 p.m. - 13:00 p.m.
Book Lounge: How (not) to build a Future House

13:15 p.m. - 13:45 p.m.
Trendforecasting Agency CARLIN INTERNATIONAL Interior Trends-Drivers S/S 2015

14:00 p.m. - 14:30 p.m.
Home interiors and the megatrends

14:45 p.m. - 15:15 p.m.
Exemplary sustainability in leather production

15:30 p.m. - 16:00 p.m.
Colour trends - guidelines for the future

16:15 p.m. - 17:00 p.m.
[D3] Contest: upcoming designers present their prototypes

Thursday, January 16, 2014
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10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Design Briefing - the highlights of the imm cologne

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Poetry of reduction

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The changing face of bathroom architecture

12:30 p.m. - 13:00 p.m.
Book Lounge: Cosiness beyond plush and kitsch: contemporary

13:15 p.m. - 13:45 p.m.
Möbel aus der Bauhauszeit: Ein Erbe als Verpflichtung und Chance (Language of lecture: German)

14:00 p.m. - 14:30 p.m.
Function and Fascination of Colour Design: Psychology, intuition and knowledge as the basis for colour decisions in the interior

14:45 p.m. - 15:15 p.m.
Möbel means mobile...: Space saving solutions for a moved world

15:30 p.m. - 16:00 p.m.
Interior design - colour systems as a creative tool

16:15 p.m. - 17:00 p.m.
Presenting things in the right light

Friday, January 17, 2014
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10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Design Briefing - the highlights of the imm cologne

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Blog tours and blogger events – how personal reporting makes interiors come to life.

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Design without scale

12:30 p.m. - 13:00 p.m.
Book Lounge: Colours for Hotels - Instructions for creating the feel-good factor

13:15 p.m. - 13:45 p.m.
Organic hotels - how the sector is furnishing its interiors

14:00 p.m. - 14:30 p.m.
Function and Fascination of Colour Design: Psychology, intuition and knowledge as the basis for colour decisions in the interior

15:00 p.m. - 17:00 p.m.
Design talk: the design process - negotiating form and function

Key data

Date: every day
Time: all day
Venue: Hall 2.2, booth no. H-010

Any questions?

We're happy to help!

Sonja Blümel

Rüdiger Sprave
Event Manager
Tel. +49 221 821-2336

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