14.–20.01.2019 for all: 18.–20.01.2019

Hall 3.1

Pure Talents Contest

The hosting of the Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne 2019 will mark the sixteenth year for one of the most internationally renowned design competitions for young designers – the starting point for a successful design career for many of the chosen participants.

The Pure Talents Contest is conceived exclusively for designers who are still pursuing their studies or have just left university. The competition, organized by Koelnmesse on the occasion of imm cologne, offers with the exhibition of the chosen participants a first step into the interior design business and furthermore awards prizes for the best three products in the competition. For the first time the LivingKitchen Selection will present an exhibition and an additional prize especially for kitchen products. The winners of the awards will be determined by an internationally well known jury, which consists of the following design experts:

  • Johannes Hünig, Editor IDEAT Magazine, Hamburg
  • Rianne Makkink, Designer, Studio Makkink&Bey, Rotterdam
  • Suvi Saloniemi, Chief Curator, Design Museum Helsinki
  • Wilfried Lembert, Managing Director, Minimum Einrichten GmbH,Berlin
  • Sebastian Herkner, Designer, Offenbach
  • Cristian Zuzunaga, Designer, Barcelona


Date: Monday, 14.01.2019, 2:00 p.m.
Venue: The Stage, Hall 3.1

Any questions? We're happy to help!

Rüdiger Sprave
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Nora Witte
Event Manager
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