It doesn’t get any better than this: full halls, the most important players from Germany and abroad and a cornucopia of ideas across all the different segments for furniture buyers from all over the world to pick and choose from – that’s the imm cologne. Some of the more than 1,000 exhibitors are already speaking very openly about their expectations of the international furniture and interior design event in January 2013, as well as about the new products they will be showing there for the first time.
Koelnmesse is looking forward to a very successful imm cologne 2013: a total of 1,050 exhibitors from more than 50 countries have confirmed their attendance, 625 of them from abroad. Together with the international kitchen event LivingKitchen, the trade fair will be filling the 280,000 square metres of gross floor space in halls 1 to 11 to capacity.
07. December 2012
Categories: Exhibitors, imm comfort, imm prime, imm pure, imm sleep, imm smart, LivingKitchen, News, Pure Editions, pure textile, pure village, Trends
Tags: Andreas Lechner, B&B Italia, Bretz, Création Baumann, Exhibitors, furniture, Hilding Anders, imm cologne 2013, innovations, interior design, international, Jeannick Breine, Jori, Koziol, Machalke, Martin Frutig, Maxalto, MDF Italia, Minotiitalia, new products, Norbert Bretz, Nya Nordiska Textiles, outdoor, RAL, Ramón Esteve, Rolf Benz, Stefan Heiliger, Umberto Cassina, Zeitraum
Tie Brake by Richard Lampert (Photo: Mirjam Fruscella / koelnmesse)
Professions of love for purism: Tie Brake is an outdoor armchair that speaks a contemporary language all its own. The usage of a “standard” material from the sports sector (in this case a tennis net), the edging made of a standard belt, the flat steel base – everything seems obvious, natural and unpretentious. The production method, however, is quite the opposite and, according to the manufacturer, involves a highly complex process. The armchair is available in the colours black and blue and has a seat size of 80 cm x 80 cm. These measurements are special in themselves, because Tie Brake is slightly bigger than a “normal” armchair – “Just a tiny little bit different,” says Richard Lampert of one of his new product launches for the imm cologne 2012.
Design: Bertjan Pot
Booth: Hall 11.2 Booth J010
14. January 2012
Categories: Business, Exhibitors, News
Tags: armchair, Bertjan Pot, complex, contemporary, flat steel base, Hall 11.2, imm cologne 2012, natural, outdoor, purism, Richard Lampert, Tie Brake, unpretentious
Photo: Bauholz design
Escaping from the hectic pace of everyday life, shifting down a gear and enjoying the evenings and weekends in your very own green oasis: for a growing number of people, the garden, patio or balcony is their favourite place for getting away from it all for a while. And that means having a comfy place to sit too.
The Nordic maritime look with its clear but cosy shapes is particularly popular for outdoor furniture right now. And in view of Scandinavia’s coastal climate, it’s perfectly acceptable for the tables and chairs to look a little rough. When it comes to patterns, stripes and various shades of blue are popular. At the same time, romanticism is experiencing a renaissance: a growing number of manufacturers are going for a dreamy look. The trend is dominated by playful creations and gently flowing forms, along with combinations of charming details, floral designs and old-style patterns. The City Style is also featuring on the outdoor stage as a countertrend to the romantic look and favours flamboyant, design-oriented shapes. Loungers and couches are characterised by a puristic straightforwardness and elegance and many of the material combinations include stainless steel. When it comes to colours, white, sand and brown shades will continue to dominate in 2011/12. And green is a must. The trend colour of the last fashion season is now conquering balconies and patios too, with manufacturers banking on bright shades like lime and apple green. read more…
13. September 2011
Categories: News, Press, Trends
Tags: balcony, countertrend, decor, decoration, facts, green, growth, Koelnmesse GmbH, Metin Ergül, naturalness, oasis, outdoor, outdoor furniture, quality, spoga+gafa, terrace, top brands, tradevisitor, visitor numbers