Once again lots of chairs were presented at the imm cologne 2020. Photo: Koelnmesse
It is the ultimate discipline for any designer: the chair. Some expect it to be so simple that it is almost invisible. For others, it must have such a presence that it captivates you immediately. Opinions may be divided on the design of chairs, but almost everyone can agree on one point: A chair has got to be comfortable and ergonomic. The ideal chair therefore combines a beautiful form and a pleasant seat.
And where better place to see a whole arsenal of chairs than at the imm cologne? Every subject in design is covered by the exhibitors at the Interior Business Event. Classic linear chairs continue to be popular, often combining steel and fabric or leather. And those who have the space can put together an ensemble of different models around their dining table.
The matching table to the chair
Speaking of which, tables are naturally also an essential at any interior design trade show. And with growing numbers of outdoor furniture manufacturers represented at imm cologne, there was a large selection to discover at the 2020 event. From small bistro tables and occasional tables to large outdoor tables for communal dining with friends, everything was on offer this year. Here we’ve put together a selection of chairs, tables and combinations from exhibitors who have appeared in the recently launched imm cologne platform New Moments and been awarded the That’s New label: