Pure Talents Contest - Hall 3.1

Pure Talents Contest

The hosting of the Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne 2017marked the fourteenth 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 was conceived exclusively for designers who are still pursuing their studies or have just left university. Each year at imm cologne, prizes are awarded by Koelnmesse. The internationally recognized Jury consisted of

• 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&Camila, Barcelona)

The jury awarded the following designers:
First prize: Bernhard Osann, Neo
Second prize: Simon Diener, Pong
Third prize: Christoph Hauf, Slanted Mirror

Special Mentions:
Vera Aldejohann, Goldwaage
Christoph Buomberger & Tobias Pfister, Klappstuhl
Martijn Rigters & Fabio Hendry, The Colour of Hair

The winners and nominees