In recent years, many people have come to regard their living rooms as sanctuaries. Guests are being welcomed back into our kitchen-cum-living rooms – and this is also where we spend the evening with friends. Living rooms are increasingly functioning as places of refuge into which not just families but also couples and singletons can get away from it all, where we can make ourselves comfortable and simply lounge around.
This is the area of our homes where our preferred interior look really comes into its own – whether it be the cosy atmosphere associated with German Gemütlichkeit, Scandinavian understatement, Mediterranean or southern European charm or American-style generosity. Naturally, armchairs and sofas dominate the space, because this is where we want to be comfortable. That’s also the reason why the largest living room in the world is fitted out in Cologne each January, when exhibitors present their latest upholstered furniture across several halls at imm cologne.
In 2020, however, we’re free to step it up a notch – at least up top. In other words, volume is definitely the order of the day in terms of the upholstery itself. But underneath, slender designs are on-trend when it comes to the base and legs. What’s more, modular construction means there are virtually no limits to the layout of sofa arrangements. With total freedom to choose a combination of different shades, the same liberal approach applies to this season’s colours. These designs are enjoying a lasting presence in “ New Moments ”, the Cologne Interior Business Event’s novel presentation format. The participants presented products on the digital exhibition platform that were making their debut appearance at imm cologne – including, of course, many pieces of upholstered furniture. In this blog post, we present a selection of the armchairs and sofas that featured in the exhibition.