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imm cologne 2020: storage systems with a delicate look

Even in the age of digitalisation, they still exist, the custodians of law and order in our homes: closed chests of drawers, cupboards, sideboards in their low and high versions, bookshelves and furniture with drawers. Because even in an increasingly digital world, we still need open shelves and cabinets to present our collectors’ pieces – and storage space to protect our belongings from unwanted eyes. Whether people spend their days in the virtual world or are still attached to their material possessions, both types want to achieve an uncluttered look.

Shelfs, boards and cupboards at imm cologne 2020

At imm cologne 2020, storage systems were among the innovations that attracted a lot of attention. Collage: FAR.consulting

A minimalist decor or an abundant display of their great love of collecting: Whatever style they choose, an uncluttered look is an essential part of interior design for everyone who values creating their own living space. Anyone who took a look around imm cologne 2020 could easily see that there’s the right type of organising furniture for every type of organising personality. The exhibitors’ stands also demonstrated that these versatile items of furniture can be readily used as room dividers or displayed as eye-catching features.

Purism scores with shelves and boards

Colour is welcome in shelving and storage systems this year, just as it is with other furniture ranges. It’s down to individual preference whether these are loud shades or subtle combinations. Combining different materials is also popular, with wood and metal emerging as a strong trend. There were few large and bulky storage solutions on show at the interior business event in Cologne. Instead, many items of furniture appeared on a delicate base and impressed with their pared-back look. The New Moments digital product platform, which made its debut at this year’s imm cologne, featured a large selection of storage furniture, some of which have been awarded the That’s New label. We’d like to present a few of them to you in this blog post:

Vertiko from Müller Möbelwerkstätten
Filigno from Team7
String Pocket Metal
Meisterstück 150 from Kettnaker
Mya from Burgbad
Teak Grooves TV cupboard from Ethnicraft
Curves Bench from Kristina Dam Studio
Drinks cabinet Harri from [more] Berhhard Müller
Float Shelf from New Tendency
PAL from Müller Möbelwerkstätten

The firmly glued element of Vertiko from Müller Möbelwerkstätten can be mounted on the wall or on the floor as required and can be supplemented with other modules both vertically and horizontally. Photo: Müller Möbelwerkstätten

Filigree appearance of the Filigno furniture: Only 12 mm thick natural wood panels encase the body on three sides. A novelty is the delicate metal frame in black matt, which continues the filigree material thickness of the wood casing. Photo: Team7

Boasting a totally new look & feel, the String Pocket now comes in a new design that features metal shelves. The new version of the original Pocket design available in white, taupe and a striking neon orange will be an eye-catcher. Photo: String Furniture

With the newly developed "Meisterstück 150" (masterpiece 150), Kettnaker once again presents a piece of furniture in puristic aesthetics - made by craftsmanship combined with high-tech machine processes. Tradition meets modernity. Photo: Kettnaker

The bench from burgbad’s Mya capsule collection is just as at home in the hallway as in the kitchen, living room or bathroom. Photo: Constantin Meyer, burgbad

Every single line of this TV cupboard is hand carved, making each piece truly unique. Small imperfections are part of the story, even more so: they enhance Grooves’ character. Photo: Ethnicraft

The Curves Bench is a bench that allows to store magazines within its curved base. Simple and functional design - because the world is complex enough. Photo: Kristina Dam Studio

Trolleys were the rediscovery at the imm cologne 2020. The Drinks cabinet from the Harri collection of [more] Berhhard Müller is a satisfying cocktail of solid walnut, a leather-covered metal top and filigree handles wound in leather. Photo: Peter Fehrentz

The Float Shelf is a wall-mounted storage unit that serves as a nightstand in the bedroom, side table, wall console or small standing desk. Ideal also for hotel rooms and boardinghouses. Photo: New Tendency

PAL from Müller Möbelwerkstätten is a shelf that is designed to be timeless and durable, that can be assembled without tools and that can be easily expanded with additional shelves. Photo: Müller Möbelwerkstätten

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