As its success at the international interior design show imm cologne 2011 showed, Pure Village is not just an innovative, forward-looking trade fair format, it is a sign of the times as well. Today interior design is a holistic assignment that incorporates furniture systems and individual pieces, colour concepts, lighting design and luminaires, continuous materials for floors and walls as well as technical equipment. And yet holism and homogeneous design concepts don’t automatically mean boredom. Modern man lives and grows with his interior: he seeks the special, the exciting, the personal, he combines neutral basic furnishings with unusual one-offs or heirlooms; besides technical equipment, he is again attaching importance to furniture and textiles that have been manufactured in old artisanal tradition and deliberately factors in a certain amount of latitude that allows scope for variations and reconfigurations. Thinking in norms was yesterday, today we’re looking for inspiration. With its unconventional combinations, a mix of interior product ranges with their excellent design quality as the only common denominator and a communication-fostering hall and booth architecture, Pure Village provides the ideal platform for promoting product concepts for this lifestyle.
The compact format of Pure Village, where the exclusive neighbourhood and cultural diversity are condensed into the kind of inspiring mix otherwise found in the heart of a city, holds equal appeal for exhibitors and visitors alike. And so the presentation format launched last year was able to score points in round two as well: once again, Hall 3.2 of Cologne Exhibition Centre was booked out with numerous exhibitors from all areas of interior design. A colourful mix of furniture for all kinds of living space, for the bedroom, outdoors and bathroom, in combination with accessories, home entertainment, lighting, colours, wallpapers and floor coverings, ensured plenty of variety and a heterogeneous neighbourhood.
07. April 2011
Categories: pure village
Tags: A.S. Création, accessories, application documents, Bensen, Burgbad, Club, Cologne, colours, Dephne Koz, design, DesignPost, Dick Spierenburg, DuPont, EOOS, Erco, floor coverings, Fritz Hansen, Furnism, Gandia Blasco, Grohe, Hall 3.2, hall plan, Harald Gründl, Hasenkopf, home entertainment, imm cologne 2012, Kaldewei, Klaus Kiefer, Küppersbusch, lighting, Loewe, Marco Velardi, Martin Leuthold, Matteograssi, Mauser, MGX, Mocoba, Patricia Urquiola, Philips, Pilat & Pilat, premium brands, pure village, Rasch, Siedle, String Furniture, Takaoka Kyoto, The Square, Ulrike Heuser-Greipl, Viccarbe, Volker Streckel, Vondom, Vorwerk, wallpapers, WLAN, Wogg, Zeus Noto, Zumtobel
photo: MDF Italia.
A meeting point for the international design world: from 18th to 23rd January, the imm cologne will again be drawing top brands from all over the world to Cologne. They include creative labels from Spain and Scandinavia, lifestyle firms from France, Austria and Germany as well as the old and new classics of Italian design. Together they will be proving that the first furnishing fair of the year is not just the ideal forum for staging premium interior design, it is also where the sector’s top innovations make their debut.
The Italian brands are one of the biggest groups of exhibitors. More than 60 prestigious firms will be flying the flag in Cologne, including MDF Italia, Kartell, Potocco, Bonaldo, Zeus Noto, Bensen, Softline and Matteograssi. Nor will companies like Riva, Minotti, Flexform, La Palma, Cassina, Cappellini, Poltrona Frau, Marac, Fiam, Cierre, Porada or Tonon be missing out on the chance to be part of the “imm cologne”. They will be providing some very special highlights in the Pure design hall with stylish dining rooms, expressive solid wood furniture and lavish upholstery.
23. December 2010
Categories: Exhibitors, imm pure, pure village, Trends
Tags: A.S. Création, Austria, Bensen, Bonaldo, brands, Cappellini, Cassina, Cassina I Maestri, Cierre, Claudio Luti, Cologne, creative labels, design, design brands, Exhibitors, Fiam, Flexform, France, Fritz Hansen, Furnism, Gandia Blasco, Gerald Böse, Germany, Hall 3.2, high-end brands, imm cologne 2011, italian design, Kartell, Koelnmesse, La Palma, Le Corbusier, Ligne Roset, Marac, Matteo Galimberti, Matteograssi, MDF Italia, Minotti, Nomaad, Parador, Pierre Roset, Poltrona Frau, Porada, Potocco, premium interior design, product innovations, Pure, pure village, Riva, Scandinavia, scandinavian design, Softline, Spain, Stringfurniture, Tonon, Zeus Noto, Zumtobel
EOOS: Gernot Bohmann, Harald Gründl (Mitte) and Martin Bergman. Photo: Udo Titz
EOOS consists of Martin Bergmann (*1963 in Lienz/East Tyrol), Gernot Bohmann (*1968, Krieglach/Steiermark) and Harald Gründl (*1967, Vienna). After graduating from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, they founded their joint firm EOOS in 1995. Besides furniture and product design, EOOS also does shop design for clients like Giorgio Armani, Adidas, Alessi, Bulthaup, Bene, Duravit, Walter Knoll, Keilhauer, Matteograssi and Zumtobel.
For EOOS, design is a poetic discipline and a cultural service to society. EOOS Basic Research investigates rituals, myths and intuitive images as part of its “poetic analysis”. The company’s first books, “The Death of Fashion” and ”The Cooked Kitchen”, are available from publishers SpringerWienNewYork. EOOS has won more than 40 international awards to date, including the 2004 Italian design prize Compasso d’Oro for Kube, produced by Matteograssi. In 2007, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF and daily newspaper Die Presse voted EOOS ”Austrians of the Year“ in the Creative Industries category.
11. May 2009
Categories: Designers in Dialogue, green design, Trends
Tags: Adidas, Alessi, Austrians of the Year, Bene, biofuel, bioreactor, Bulthaup, climate protection target, Club of Rome, Compasso d’Oro, Designers in Dialogue, Die Presse, Duravit, ecological footprint, ecology, EOOS, Gernot Bohmann, Giorgio Armani, green design, Harald Gründl, innovations, Keilhauer, Martin Bergmann, Matteograssi, ORF, organic, Plant 1, solid wood furniture, Springer Verlag, sustainability, The Cooked Kitchen, The Death of Fashion, Trends, Wien, Zumtobel