Pure Talents Contest - Hall 3.1

Pure Talents Contest

The hosting of the Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne 2018 will mark the fifteenth 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. The winners of the awards will be determined by an internationally well known jury, which consists of the following design experts:

• Sophie Lovell (Journalist, Berlin)
• Rianne Makkink (Designer, Studio Makkink & Bey, Rotterdam)
• Tobias Lutz (Managing Director and Founder Architonic AG, Zurich)
• Sebastian Herkner (Designer, Offenbach)
• Harry Paul van Ierssel (Designer, Studio Harry-Paul, Barcelona)

The nominees 2018

1_LIGA_Cesbron_and_Muller_487x325

LIGA by Matthias Cesbron and Pierre-Alexandre Muller, France

2_Indigoes_Adrianus_Kundert_339x325

Indigoes by Adrianus Kundert, Netherlands

4_Symbiotic_Objects_Xiang_Guan_487x327

Symbiotic Objects by Xiang Guan, Great Britain

6_blue_ruffle_chair_Anne_Schmiederer_215x325

blue ruffle chair by Anne Schmiederer, Germany

7_Nocturnal_Beasts_Yohay_Alush_487x186

Nocturnal Beasts by Yohay Alush, Israel

8_The_once_liquid_plastic_Julien_Manaira_228x325

The once liquid plastic by Julien Manaira, Netherlands

9_60°_Wansing_Jakobs_487x344

60° by Jonas Wansing and Svenja-Katharina Jakobs, Germany

10_Varjo_Umberto_Garcia_487x325

Varjo by Umberto Garcìa, Italy

11_stained_carpet_Irena_Artzi_487x325

stained carpet by Irena Artzi, Israel

12_Alces_Alces_Victor_Alge_230x325

Alces Alces by Victor Alge, Sweden

13_Fold_it_Bucher_Arends_Kim

Fold It by Leon Bucher, Alissa Arends and Yelim Kim, Germany

14_TEMI_Hiroyuki_Morita_487x323

TEMI by Hiroyuki Morita, Japan

15_Bonsay#1_Takafumi_Nemoto_487x325

BONSAY#1 by Takafumi Nemoto, Japan

16_CELLASTIC_Hiroyuki_Morita_229x325

CELLASTIC by Hiroyuki Morita, Japan

17_Honeycomb_Carpets_Sophia_Buhné_487x325

Honeycomb Carpets by Sophia Buhné, Germany

18_Produktreih_Hyperreal_Pia_Regenbrecht_217x325

Produktreihe Hyperreal by Pia Regenbrecht, Germany

19_Foam_Fences_Anton_Hendrik_Denys_229x325

Foam Fences by Anton Hendrik Denys, USA

20_MOLLY_Marcel_Pasternak_487x325

MOLLY by Marcel Pasternak, Germany

21_Gradient_Sofia_Souidi_325x325

Gradient by Sofia Souidi, Germany