[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.
Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs will interview figures including Benjamin Hubert, Philippe Malouin, Gam Fratesi and Tomás Alonso, all of whom have exhibited at [D3] Design Talents in the past.
Established designers including Tomoko Azumi, James Irvine and Erik Degenhardt will also feature. All interviews will be filmed and broadcasted on www.dezeen.com after the show.
Dezeentalks at [D3] Design Talents will take place at 12.30 each day from Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 January in the lounge area of the D3 Design Talents Hall. We hope to see you there!
Venue: D3 Lounge, Hall 3.1, Stand B 030/E 049 imm cologne
Tuesday 19 January
12.30 James Irvine
12.45 Tomás Alonso
13.00 Tomoko Azumi
Wednesday 20 January
12.30 Philippe Malouin
12.45 Erik Degenhardt
13.00 [D3] Design Talents winners
Thursday 21 January
12.30 Marco Dessi
12.45 Gabrielle Amman
13.00 Gam Fratesi (Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi)
Friday 22 January
12.30 Benjamin Hubert
12.45 Kai Linke
13.00 Reinhard Dienes
13. January 2010
Categories: Video, young designers, [d3] design talents
Tags: Benjamin Hubert, designers, dezeen, Dezeentalks, Erik Degenhardt, Gam Fratesi, hall 3.1, interviews, James Irvine, Marcus Fairs, Philippe Malouin, Tomás Alonso, Tomoko Azumi, [d3] design talents
Johanna Grawunder, member of the imm cologne trendboard, photo: Koelnmesse; Lutz Sternstein
Johanna Grawunder isn’t easy to pin down. She builds houses, designs interiors and creates classic industrial products for clients like Boffi, Flos, B&B or WMF. But above all, she creates exclusive furniture and lighting for galleries in Europe and the USA, often integrating LEDs and seemingly dematerialising the forms.
For her, light is an important medium for designing the interior as part of the whole. Nor does lighting always have to be a stand-alone item, believes Johanna Grawunder. Integrated into furniture, it’s simply there – and takes on a whole new quality.
The architect from California began her career in Ettore Sottsass’ Milan studio in 1985 and was involved with some of his most prestigious architecture and interior design projects.
05. November 2009
Categories: top designers
Tags: architect, B&B Italia, Bertjan Pot, Boffi, Cecilie Manz, Cologne Cathedral, design, Ettore Sottsass, Flos, furniture design, Giulio Ridolfo, imm cologne 2010, interior design, interior innovation award, Interior Trends 2009, international top design, Johanna Grawunder, jury member, lighting, limited edition design, Marcus Fairs, Milan, plexiglas, Rheinterrassen, San Francisco, Sottsass Associati, Trendboard, Trendbook, Trends, WMF, [d3] contest
Cecilie Manz, Marcus Fairs, Johanna Grawunder, Giulio Ridolfo and Bertjan Pot (f.l.t.r.) Photo: Koelnmesse; Lutz Sternstein
Every summer, five or six renowned designers get together in the tower block of Cologne exhibition centre for an unusual workshop that culminates in a prognosis of the most important developments in interior design: the Trend Book with the interior trends of the coming year. Every year, the Trendboard convened by the imm cologne brings together product designers, architects, material specialists and journalists who are regarded as internationally acknowledged authorities on design and are successful at international level. The Trendboard line-up changes every year and represents several nationalities and disciplines.
This year, materials specialist Giulio Ridolfo and journalist Marcus Fairs ensure the desired continuity. Giulio Ridolfo, a designer and textile consultant from Italy’s creative stronghold Udine, made a name for himself with his unusual works for the likes of Patricia Urquiola.
London author Marcus Fairs’ reputation is founded on his online magazine dezeen. New impulses came from American architect and interior designer Johanna Grawunder, whose work in the field of product design includes exclusive and colourful limited editions, and Cecilie Manz, a young and successful designer from Denmark with an excellent instinct for materials and colours. Dutch designer Bertjan Pot, the third new face on this year’s Trendboard, is also part of the young, successful generation of designers that is currently accelerating the pace of change in the design scene.
As in previous years, the Trendboard was accompanied by Andrej Kupetz, managing director of the Frankfurt-based German Design Council since 1999.
29. September 2009
Categories: Events, General, Interior Trends 2010, Trends
Tags: Andrej Kupetz, Arco, Bertjan Pot, Boffi, Cecilie Manz, Danish Design Prize, Design Academy Eindhoven, dezeen, Domestic, Ettore Sottsass, Flos, Fritz Hansen, German Design Council, Giulio Ridolfo, Goods, green design, Holmegaard, imm cologne 2010, interior design trends, Johanna Grawunder, Kvadrat, Lightyears, Marcus Fairs, Minima, Monkey Boys, Montis, Mooment, Moooi, Moroso, Patricia Urquiola, Skitsch, Sottsass Associates, Trendboard, Trendbook, Trends
What interior trends will be dominant in 2009? Answers are provided by the trend forum “informed by cologne”.
In various lectures on color & light, form, function, pattern and material, participants can take a glance at the future of interior design. Moreover, an exhibition on the fair’s Boulevard introduces the four megatrends:
· Extra Much: Ardor and extremes are popular here. Searching for limits with regard to materials, shapes and construction is a dominant feature.
· Near and Far: Nature with its complex and interrelated macro- and microstructure acts as ideal example. Seemingly opposite features are combined.
· Tepee Culture: The nomad roots of mankind and being close to nature are central features. Direct, unmediated experiences, of which cracks and scratches give evidence, are highly valued.
· Re-Run Time: Matters of course are more important than originality. Well-known objects are re-valued. Traditional shapes are refined by reducing them to their essence so that the basic idea shines through again.
18. November 2008
Categories: Events, Trends
Tags: Arik Lévy, Eero Koivisto, exhibition, Extra Much, Giulio Rodolfo, informed by cologne, Interior Trends 2009, lectures, Marcus Fairs, Near and Far, Re-Run Time, Stephen Burks, Tepee Culture, Trendbook
In this time of major change, the Trendboard at the imm cologne compiles stunning examples of designers’ attempts to create a space which helps people reconnect with the world. These latest trends in interior design are featured in the book “Interior Trends 2009″.
According to the trend analysis conducted by the imm cologne Trendboard, the realities of the world around us are effectively reflected in both people and the latest designs. We are increasingly aware of the perceived and real changes in our lives, which directly impact our lifestyles and home furnishings.
Today’s design expresses social transformations, the shifting balance of nature, changes in our day-to-day lives and our sense of personal responsibility. People are looking at old, familiar things in new ways – and combining them to create innovative designs. Values are being challenged and new rules for aesthetics established.
17. November 2008
Categories: Service, Trends
Tags: Arik Lévy, Eero Koivisto, Giulio Ridolfo, Interior Trends 2009, Marcus Fairs, Stephen Burks, Trendboard