… Hall 11 comes to life. During the hustle and bustle that reigns on the six days of the imm cologne, you could easily overlook them, these beauties made of wood, metal, plastic, lacquer, leather and textiles. And sometimes the scenographies that give the furniture fair its charm only reveal their true magic when the curious crowds have gone home for the day and the floodlights are turned off.
Then it’s usually only the night watchmen who see what’s happening in the halls of Cologne exhibition centre. The clattering and rustling, creaking and clicking, flashing and flopping that sometimes go on are almost enough to make you believe there must be elves at work. But in fact it’s only the usual suspects who want the furniture and dramatic settings all to themselves: photographers, stylists, designers, filmmakers.
imm tv magazine #2 on Youtube features online ticketing, pure village and a sneak preview of the imm cologne highlights. Among them there is a 90 square meter tv studio, the Big Brother furniture collection presented by RTL2 and the official furnishing of the World Cup in South Africa. Have a look at imm tv magazine and catch a little bit of the esprit of imm cologne 2010!
[D3] Design Talents and Dezeen, the world’s most influential online architecture and design magazine, has teamed up with at the design fair imm cologne (19.-24.01.2010) in Cologne to present a series of interviews with upcoming and established designers and design-world figures.
imm cologne is the central meeting place for suppliers and decision-makers from all the world’s important markets. Find out what customers will be demanding in 2010 at the year’s first furnishing fair.
The Trendboard has been talking about the end of design icons. What does that mean for interior design?
Yes, that’s something we discussed, but I don’t think it’s as absolute as that. In my opinion, there will always be iconic design. Because whether or not an object has cult character depends on the design itself and not on whether it’s marketed using that particular label. Many things are designed without a single thought being given to their symbolism, but they manage to capture consumers’ imagination at a certain moment in time all the same, so they come to represent a certain zeitgeist. What has really changed is people’s need to fill their homes with designer items as if they were toy chests. That attitude has gone slightly out of fashion.
imm cologne 2009: 7 days, 7 nights – enjoy a video preview of Cologne as THE interior design city and imm as the international fair of design. Explore fascinating new products and trends for interior living from January 19 – 25, 2009.