In the 1920s, the art deco trend with its gentrified aesthetics in interior design was popular. Many designers and furniture brands can now be inspired by the homely, dark and elegant atmosphere.
The 18th edition of the Pure Talents Contest has started. To ensure that all the entrants are granted equal opportunities in the current coronavirus outbreak, more stages in the competition will be hosted on digital channels than in previous years.
In 1937 the designer couple Aino and Alvar Aalto designed the interior of the Savoy Helsinki restaurant. Now it has undergone a very careful renovation.
Colours create moods and feelings: blue has a calming effect, green increases hope and red increases energy. This blog post shows how we can use colours in the home office.
How can we restart the engine under corona-era conditions? That’s the question an entire interior industry is asking itself right now. Take advantage of the opportunity imm cologne is offering you for a successful restart.
At Thonet, the artistry of skilled craftspeople is a key factor in the production of its design icons. And the company is conscious of tradition in the relationship with its partners, too.
At the upcoming imm cologne, the successful design event series "Das Haus" will celebrate its 10th anniversary. And a lot will be different: Das Haus will become Das Apartment Haus and it will be designed by several former designers.
Of course, tables and chairs are a must at a furnishing show like the imm cologne. In this article we present the most interesting exhibits of the past imm cologne.
Warmth for the feet, mind and soul. Rugs aren’t just a nice touch haptically – they enhance a space visually. They set the tone for a personal interior design style and create special accents in the home.
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, etc.
Upholstered furniture, shelving and sideboards are becoming increasingly colourful – a trend that runs like a central theme through all parts of the home and all furniture segments.
At "New Moments", exhibitors of imm cologne presented innovations that were first shown at the Cologne furnishing fair. Here is a selection of the upholstered furniture submitted.
Types of furniture offer totally different storage room solutions, depending on the requirement and style. Whether hidden behind doors or on a silver platter. We would like to present a few examples of storage furniture to you.
Colour played an important role in Bauhaus theory in general. It was firmly rooted in the classroom. A more wide-ranging look back makes it clear that the Bauhaus was an approach and not a style.
The imm cologne drew to a close on Sunday, 19 January 2020, with positive overall results. More than 128,000 visitors attended the event to find inspiration from the industry.
Trend eight wants to be pretty: After clothing, living is today the number one means of expression. We are not only what we wear, but how we live. This makes every decorative element a statement.
Trend seven shows its colours: Colours are a very powerful tool in both interior design and architecture; they also play a decisive in how we judge the aesthetic harmony and the quality of a room.
Trend 6 knows no limits: Instead of separate rooms, modern apartments present an open spatial structure, and compartmentalised apartments in old buildings are "aired out" through the removal of wall elements.
We are worth it! Comfort is written in capital letters in trend five, especially in the bedroom. However, investments are also being made in the bathroom and seating furniture.
Trend three deals with smarter living: smart applications are becoming ever more diverse, reliable and easy to use and can be tailored increasingly precisely to the specific needs of residents.
The second trend is about the closeness to nature: no new apartments are being built without balconies; apartments and houses with access to gardens or patios are in high demand, especially in urban areas.
The first trend is about more naturalness. An ever increasing number of people are seriously attempting to change their consumer behaviour in order to initiate a trend turnaround toward a sustainable society.
We want to live better: more comfortably, more stylishly, using space more effectively, more colourfully, smarter and more sustainably. In the coming week, we introduce you to the eight most important living trends at imm cologne 2020.
The shortlist has been finalised – a total of 20 innovative products from the interiors world of 23 international designers will be on show at imm cologne 2020 as part of the Pure Talents Contest exhibition.
At imm cologne, the Spanish design team MUT Design creates Das Haus as a visionary living concept, in which the delimitation of interior spaces and their opening up to nature is discussed.
The trend forum The Stage of imm cologne 2020 will focus on sustainability and future ways of living. One-third of the speakers on the trade visitor days will be travelling from outside Germany.
Members of the coming generation live digitally, consume more spontaneously and furnish their homes differently. We find out what this scenario might look like in an interview with Barbara Busse.
The Germania settlement in Cologne's east combines different architectural styles from the Weimar Republic into one complete work. And it houses an apartment that is furnished in the style of the 1920s.
In the interview, Yasemine Mahmoudieh talks about her motivation to start this concept and about the presentation at imm cologne 2020 and the future of myKidsy Playground.
Ten leaders of London’s cultural institutions joined some of Europe’s most exciting designers to create a "legacy piece". The exhibition will make its debut in Germany at imm cologne 2020.
Designer Yasmine Mahmoudieh will present an innovative interiors concept for hotels and other projects at imm cologne 2020: myKidsy Playground designs creative play worlds for the education of children.
As 2020 gets underway, cosiness continues to be a top trend for the new interiors season. At the same time, however, our homes are starting to take on a more minimalist look again.
Not only "Das Haus" will blur the boundaries between inside and outside at imm cologne 2020. Numerous exhibitors will also present products that do well both in the living room and on the terrace.
A new awareness of the environment, advance of smart home developments and a shortage of living space will all have an influence on our future way of life. In this article, we examine these factors.
There are just four houses in the whole of Germany designed by the famous Swiss Bauhaus architect Max Bill. And two of them can be found in the Bergisches Land.
With the interpretation of “Das Haus” by MUT Design, imm cologne is set to play host to a highly architectural creation. The Spanish creatives will present a visionary living concept in which the inside of the house is turned to face the outside.
Students at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences (HSD) have developed a seminar table based on the Thonet S 43 cantilever chair. The winning design was by Zohair Zouirech, who took part in the Pure Talents Contest 2019.
Takafumi Nemoto presented his Bonsai fragrance diffuser at the Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne 2018. It is now on sale at Design House Stockholm. A success story.
The aim of the Somnox sleep robot, developed by robotics engineers, is to contribute to a restful night’s sleep thanks to artificial intelligence and effective, proven relaxation techniques.
The Tirol Lodge nestled in the idyllic mountain landscape of Austria’s Wilder Kaiser region has been constructed entirely of wood and in a modular design. The hotel’s creators have turned to Bette for moisture protection in the bathrooms.
Walter Amrhyn makes tables from old, discarded wine barrels. His unique creations not only have strong characters – they bear the patina, cracks and discolouration left behind by their former contents.
Conserving resources will become one of the central tasks of future construction projects. The UMAR experimental unit in Switzerland is testing residue-free construction based on a residential module. In addition, buildings will serve as material storage in the future.
To create an ambience that is consistent throughout all the areas of the home, German furniture manufacturer Hülsta has set out to build bridges between the living room, bedroom and bathroom.
Children play like wild things; they love to climb and run about. The playroom quickly becomes an adventure playground, so parents should bear a few things in mind when furnishing it. As their child grows, so do the demands placed on children’s furniture.
Just as people’s needs vary widely, so too do beds themselves. From simple and purist to timelessly modern and elegantly curved – in our blog, we show you some interesting exemplares found at imm cologne 2019.
The sideboard is back. Highly practical and hugely decorative offers the sideboard storage space for books, multimedia devices and other objects. We will show you some of the novelties.
Winners of the Pure Talents Contest showed portable and intelligent solutions for the home. Such as separatable luminaires, walking benches or poetic accessories.
In addition to many cozy interior design ideas, the harbingers of a new, warm minimalism were already apparent at the imm cologne 2019. But also the sideboard and the dining table are at the top of the canon of furniture.
The innovation network “let’s be smart”, working with Koelnmesse, has presented a smart home once again at imm cologne. Now the installation can also be admired as a 3D animation.
This book unveils unique and trendsetting room concepts for living and working spaces, retail, gastronomy, trade fair construction, social facilities and the healthcare sector.
Solid wood furniture contributes to a comfortable and healthy living atmosphere - even in the bathroom. So that the typical room climate do not affect the natural wood furniture, they should be treated environmentally friendly.
At the occasion of the company’s 200th anniversary of Thonet, the designer duo Eva Marguerre and Marcel Besau created the famous Coffee House Chair 214 in four contemporary two-tone colour versions: in black, white, velvet red and sage.
Simple beauties writhe in front of the animated background: patterns and motifs alternate from the sofa to the wall and floor. Skillfully combined, the result is always a good motif.
As a walk-in living magazine the imm cologne shows from 14th to 20th January how the world will be living tomorrow. From Friday, 18th to Sunday, 20th January the international interior fair is also open for private visitors.
What is the fascination with the Bauhaus style? Visitors to the special exhibition “100 years of Bauhaus – work in progress” at imm cologne 2019 can discover answers to this very question.
Birkenstock will whisk visitors away to a product world that makes the brand tangible across an exhibition space of more than 500 square metres. The beds will be staged in natural settings – in a forest, on water and in a green space.
Idyllic surroundings and being close to nature are also high on their must-haves, even in an urban environment. So it’s no wonder that the country house style is making inroads into our city homes again - but with elements for a modern take.
In the latest designs, the cool, flat accessories are more than simply mirrors: they are a colourful eye-catcher, a sculptural ornament and an artistic element on the wall, the floor or the table.
Originally the Gerling Insurance Group’s administration building, this spectacular circular construction in Cologne’s Friesen district now accommodates the guests of the 25hours Hotel Köln The Circle.
For the first time this year, the Pure Talents Contest also includes a category for kitchen products. With 926 products submitted, this means a lot of work for the international jury of designers and industry experts.
Heat is more than just a lamp – it is also a social project. Heat is produced in partnership with a development agency that gives asylum seekers and migrants the chance to gain training and find work by producing the lamps.
Can lights be turned on without flicking a switch? Nimbus shows how this can be done in a very smart way in the new building for the Neckar-Fils regional group of Südwestmetall in Esslingen, southern Germany. Throughout the building, lights are activated independently.
In 2019, hall 11 will be transformed into Pure Atmospheres as part of the development of the Pure design segment. The name underscores the nature of the presentations in Hall 11, which is shaped by holistic interior concepts.
In 1951, Danish architect and designer Ib Kofod-Larsen presented with his Knitting Chair a remarkable new chair design of Danish Modernism. Now the Danish design brand Menu expanded its collection about this classic.