The Affair seating range from COR, configured in a number of large, flowing snake-like shapes, will enhance the light, airy feel of the lounge area in the Safehouse, whilst the contrast of colours tones will create a warm, playful atmosphere. (photo: COR)
To mark the 2012 Olympic Games Oakley, the US sport and lifestyle brand, has chosen seating furniture from COR for its Safehouse at the Design Museum in London. The lounge and restaurant of the design-orientated retreat for around 600 athletes on the banks of the Thames are to be furnished with the models Affair and Quant.
At the heart of the concept behind Oakley’s Safehouse is their commitment to providing their family of athletes with a unique hosting experience, a safe haven where they can escape the hustle and bustle of such a mass event, where they can relax and recharge, and where, free from distractions, they can focus on the greatest sporting challenge of their lives.
31. July 2012
Categories: Exhibitors, News
Tags: Affair, athletes, Berthold Strueve, COR, Cuan Petersen, design, London, Oakley, Olympic Games, QUANT, Safehouse, Tower Bridge, VIP guests
COR Sitzmöbel has contributed to this living culture at sea by outfitting 251 generously designed suites. (photo: COR Sitzmöbel)
Starting in May 2013, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is presenting an interior design (architects: psd Partner Ship Design) on board the “EUROPA 2″ which interprets luxury requirements as a modern, casual lifestyle. COR Sitzmöbel has contributed to this living culture at sea by outfitting 251 generously designed suites.
“Home is always best. We are happy to settle for second place.” With this gracious understatement, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises expresses its central aspiration: To make breaks at sea feel like a second home on all programme and design levels. “Well-being can also be calculated in terms of square meters,” says Julian Pfitzner, Head of Product Management. “Our concept addresses modern cosmopolitans with a relaxed lifestyle through maximum individuality and comfort.” These criteria are also decisive when it comes to selecting partner firms such as COR.
03. July 2012
Categories: Exhibitors, News
Tags: Austria, benches, chairs, Chanel, CONSETA, COR, COR Sitzmöbel, design, Dibbern, easy chairs, Europa 2, Germany, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, interior design, JAB Anstoetz, Julian Pfitzner, Kai Bunge, Miele, Partner Ship Design, QUANT, Schott Zwiesel, SHRIMP, Siegfried Schindler, sofas, special edition, Switzerland
Sofa Bahir by COR and bookless by interlübke (Photo: Mirjam Fruscella / koelnmesse)
World travellers in Cologne: This year COR is sending a deeply relaxed piece of seating furniture to Cologne from the other side of the Alps: Bahir isn’t just for sitting on, it’s perfect for lounging, sprawling and stretching as well. A place where you can spread out and snuggle up, a freedom zone for slouching and reading, gaming and surfing the net. In order to make all this possible, Swiss designer Jörg Boner created Bahir in the form of a big, inviting shell, abolishing the classic division into seat and backrest. As a result, Bahir is not so much a piece of seating furniture as a private space where you can settle down with cushions, blankets, your partner, some cookies or the kids, depending on how the mood takes you. It’s good to know that the quilted cover can be taken off and cleaned in next to no time. The seams emphasise the clear basic structure of the sofa. The Bahir series also includes an armchair. An ottoman puts the finishing touches to the collection.
Design: Jörg Boner
Booth: Hall 11.3 Booth S010
With bookless, interlübke transfers the idea of conventional storage concepts into a gallery system for domestic settings. The bookless range aims to shine a spotlight on the beautiful things in life and can be configured as a movable partition, a floor-to-ceiling shelf or a floating wall element. Its elegant glass surfaces, filigree carcass depths and LED lighting are designed to convey a sense of transparency and lightness. One particularly sophisticated detail: the units stand at a distance of 6 cm to the wall, enlarging the surrounding light cone and enhancing the three-dimensional effect of the hovering modules. Developed for both domestic and office settings, the multifunctional concept can adapt to almost any layout, integrate digital media systems and be used in combination with other product ranges.
Design: Gino Carollo& René Chyba
Booth: Hall 11.3 Booth S020
18. January 2012
Categories: Business, Exhibitors, News
Tags: armchair, Bahir, basic structure, bookless, clear, collection, Cologne, conventional, COR, freedom zone, gallery system, Gino Carollo, hall 11.3, imm cologne 2012, interlübke, Jörg Boner, LED lightning, ottoman, private space, René Chyba, seating furniture, sofa, spotlight, storage, storage concepts
Making upholstered furniture is an art form in its own right. And when it comes to seating comfort, ergonomics are an important discipline. The right seat heights and depths and the materials used play a major role. In addition, observations on human growth development are becoming increasingly important. Consequently, in light of the fact that, on average, people are getting taller, COR raised the seat height of its sofas by two centimetres several years ago.
A host of very different needs have to be considered – not only in terms of the construction but with regard to choosing the right sofa as well. Besides weight and height, the user’s personal preferences also play a key role: some like to sit close to the ground, others like to rise above things. And whilst some prefer a soft, flat surface, others like a firmer seat with a high backrest. When it comes to the upholstery, the personal feelgood factor is crucial. “Trust your instincts,” advises COR’s head of marketing Berthold Strüve, “Try out various backrests and seats. Comparing different options is the only way to find out what kind of inner workings are right for you.” read more…
03. November 2011
Categories: Business, Exhibitors, News
Tags: Berthold Strüve, comfortable, COR, cotton, ergonomics, individual, Karlheinz Schmeisser, personal preferences, quality, seating comfort, sofa, upholstered furniture, upholstery
(Photo: Koelnmesse GmbH)
300 designer brands, a fifth of them from Italy, meet their business partners at the imm cologne fair. These range from interior designers to architects as well as a critical trade audience from all over the world. Here in Cologne cameras are as important as order books, as tomorrow’s trends are discussed and today’s winning trends are decided. Italy, the design nation with its leading lifestyle brands, is once again present in full force at the imm cologne. More than 60 Italian exhibitors, including top brands such as B&B Italia, Cassina, Poltrona Frau and Capellini, Cierre, Desalto, Driade, Kartell, Living Divani, MDF Italia, Poliform and Porro will present their ranges and innovations at the fair in January. read more…
26. October 2011
Categories: Events, Exhibitors
Tags: Artek, B&B Italia, brands, Capellini & Poltrona Frau, Cassina, Cierre, Cologne, COR, de Sede, Desalto, design, design capital, Driade, imm cologne, interior concepts, interlübke, Kartell, Kettal, lifestyle, Ligne Roset, Living Divani, luxurious, MDF Italia, news, Poliform, Porro, sophisticated, sustainability, trade fair, trade visitor, Vintage, Walter Knoll
After a dynamic start to the 2010 furniture season, the imm cologne is heading for next January with a strong wind at its back. Whether at home in Germany or abroad, Cologne is a talking point in many companies right now.
“The current level of bookings looks very promising – we’ve got a lot more exhibitors and space under contract than at the same point in the run-up to the previous event. In some segments, the available space is pretty much sold out,” says Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse.
All in all, more than 70 percent of the scheduled space has already been booked. All the indicators suggest that the imm cologne 2011 will even surpass the successful 2010 fair. LivingKitchen is showing a similarly pleasing development.
21. May 2010
Categories: Business, Exhibitors, LivingKitchen
Tags: ADA, architects, Business, Cassina, COR, de Sede, design, designers, Dietsch Polstermöbel, Driftmeier, Exhibitors, Flexform, Fraubrunnen, furniture, furniture event, Geha Möbelwerke, Gepade, Gerald Böse, H.E. Otten Matratzenfabrik, hall 10.2, hall 11, hall 3, hall 6, hall 7, hall 8, imm cologne 2011, interior designers, interlübke, Kettnaker, level of bookings, Ligne Roset, LivingKitchen, media event, Minotti, Möbelmeile, modern design, Nolte Polstermöbel, number of exhibitors, Oelsa, premium design, Press, preview day, product innovations, public days, Rietberger Möbelwerke, Röhr-Bush, Schröder Wohnmöbel, Sudbrock, Team 7, Team by Wellis, Thielemeyer, trade fair, trade show, Udo Traeger, Village Wohnkultur, Walter Knoll
For more than 50 years, the imm cologne has been one of the most important furniture fairs in the world. The upholstery segment is the leading light of the event. As such, it is given high priority by the imm cologne, covering approximately one third of the occupied space. The imm cologne showcases the entire spectrum of upholstered furniture, from starter sofas to premium design products.
No other international show provides such an in-depth and comprehensive overview of the new trends in the international upholstered furniture industry, as well as the accompanying services and marketing concepts. With more than 100,000 visitors and its unique mix of national and international professionals, consumers and other multipliers such as architects and designers, the imm cologne represents an ideal combination of supply and demand.
In the Cologne furniture fair’s biggest sub-section – the “Comfort” segment in Halls 4.1, 5, 6 and 10 – the German upholstered furniture industry is prominently represented. Firms like Himolla, Elastoform, Steinhoff, Koinor, Polipol/Zehdenick, Machalke, Frommholz, Willi Schillig and Ewald Schillig, will be presenting convincing proof of the German upholstered furniture industry’s innovative potency.
A host of new German and international exhibitors and returnees will also be joining the Comfort segment at the imm cologne 2010. Candy, Carina and FM Munzer will be attending the Cologne show for the first time, joined by companies like Hukla, Ponsel, Nordica, Natuzzi, Hjellegjerde, Molinari and Hans Kaufeld, who will be participating in the trade fair again next January.
But upholstered furniture isn’t only on show in the Comfort segment: it plays an important role in the Pure section too. Cor, Cassina, Walter Knoll and De Sede will be showing their innovations in Hall 11 alongside firms like Rolf Benz or Brühl & Sippold.
16. November 2009
Categories: Exhibitors, imm comfort, Trends
Tags: Benny Nilsson, Brühl & Sippold, Candy, Carina, Cassina, COR, de Sede, Elastoform, Ewald Schillig, FM Munzer, Frommholz, Furninova, hall 10, hall 11, Hall 4.1, hall 5, hall 6, Hans Kaufeld, Himolla, Hjellegjerde, Hukla, imm cologne 2010, Koinor, Kurt Beier, Machalke, Molinari, Natuzzi, Nordica, Polipol/Zehdenick, Ponsel, Rolf Benz, Steinhoff, trend colors, Trends, upholstered furniture, upholstery segment, Walter Knoll, Willi Schillig
International experts agree: when it comes to relaxing furniture with majority appeal, Germany’s upholstered furniture manufacturers are important innovators. In terms of ever more sophisticated comfort functions, new upholstery creations like the dinner sofa or environmentally compatible seating ensembles of the kind created by talented designer and EU award-winner Kati Meyer-Brühl, Germany is the benchmark for upholstery producers the world over.
Upholstery hub imm cologne
From 19-24 January 2010, trade visitors from all continents will be able to see this innovativeness for themselves at the imm cologne. Sofa manufacturers from Wervik to Singapore will be vying with German manufacturers to make their mark in the Cologne furniture fair’s biggest sub-section, the “Comfort” segment in Halls 5, 6 and 10.
26. October 2009
Categories: Business, Exhibitors, imm comfort
Tags: Association of the German Upholstered Furniture Industry, Benny Nilsson, Brühl & Sippold, Candy, Carina, Cassina, comfort, COR, CSIL, de Sede, Dirk-Walter Frommholz, domestic market, Europe's biggest buyers of upholstered furniture, European market, export, FM Munzer, Furninova, hall 10, hall 11, hall 5, hall 6, Hans Kaufeld, Hjellegjerde, Hukla, imm cologne 2010, imm comfort, Italian Centre for Industrial Studies, Kati Meyer-Brühl, Koinor, Kurt Beier, Molinari, Natuzzi, Nordica, orders, Ponsel, Rolf Benz, trend colours, upholstered furniture, upholstery, VdDP, Walter Knoll
Interior designer Kirsten Antje Hoppert and product designer Steffen Kroll have been in business as Studio Vertijet since 1998. Both studied at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle. They define the spectrum of their work as ranging from dessert spoons all the way to architecture.
It was their shared ideals and their enthusiasm for “beautiful things with an equally high functional value” that brought them together in the present constellation. “If our products manage to sensitise people, we would have achieved one of our ideals …” they say. This conviction and passion serve as the starting point for their ideas. “Dreaming” and “fanciful ideas of life” are an important part of the product development process – a method they like to describe as “planned intuition”.
According to the duo‘s philosophy, mankind is heading for the ground again – but this time with a few layers of padding between us and the carpet. Those in search of relaxation, say Kirsten Antje Hoppert and Steffen Kroll, cannot expect a solution to their problems either from comfortable office chairs or classic sofas – the fundamental ergonomics of the sitting positions are the same.
We stand up from sitting down, only to go and sit down again. In an attempt to get us moving, Cor‘s “Lava” model therefore introduces new ergonomics for recumbent positions – the first sofa on the planet not primarily intended for sitting on. Kirsten Antje Hoppert and Steffen Kroll live and work together in Halle/Saale, Germany.
06. October 2009
Categories: Designers in Dialogue, top designers
Tags: Burg Giebichenstein, COR, creative factor, design, Fantastic Fusion, first-class German workmanship, force loop structures, high-quality furniture, home of the future, imm cologne 2010, interview, Kirsten Antje Hoppert, Kvadrat, Lava, planned intuition, quality, snug factor, Steffen Kroll
Five months before the next event all indications are pointing to a successful imm cologne 2010. The current registration status looks good despite the difficult situation in the industry. “We are currently assuming that we will again have around 1,000 exhibitors from over 45 countries. It’s time to think ahead, and for me that means stating my commitment to the leading trade fair. Germany needs a strong leading trade fair and that is imm cologne,” says Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse.
In the coming years imm cologne is set to be Europe’s most cutting-edge furnishings and interior design trade fair. By fulfilling all market-oriented criteria, it is offering optimum prerequisites for business and networking on the international scale. In the modern design area – halls 10, 11 and 3 – visitors will be presented with a show of ideas for global design developments in a compact form. Over 300 companies will have stands there, including such brands as COR, interlübke, Ligne Roset, Walter Knoll, Domaniecki, de Sede, Kettnaker, Fraubrunnen, girsberger, Team 7, Riva, and Gervasoni, all with strong emotional appeal. “We are firmly convinced that in the coming weeks additional registrations will come from renowned companies, particularly from Italy,” says Udo Traeger, Head of the Furniture, Interior Design and Textiles division at Koelnmesse.
09. September 2009
Categories: Business, Design concepts, Exhibitors, imm comfort, imm prime, imm pure, imm sleep, imm smart, Living Bath Room, pure village, Service, top designers, Trends, [d3] design talents
Tags: bath segment, brands, Business, Business Centre, COR, CS Schmal, cutting-edge, de Sede, Dick Spierenburg, Domaniecki, Fraubrunnen, free WLAN, Gerald Böse, Gervasoni, girsberger, hall 10, hall 11, hall 3.1, Hall 3.2, hall 5, hall 6, hall 7, hall 8, hall 9, imm cologne 2010, innovation, interior design, interior design concepts, interlübke, international, international audience, international brands, international top design, Kettnaker, Ligne Roset, Living Bath Room, networking, Parisot, private spa, pure village, Riva, Smart, Steinhoff Group, Team 7, Trade Association of the Mattress Industry, trade fair, Tvilum-Scanbirk ApS, Udo Traeger, upholstered furniture, Walter Knoll, Welle Möbel, Wiemann, Young Living, [d3] design talents