The imm cologne has a new stage for exceptional interior design concepts – for products that embody a vision, for design objects that set benchmarks, but also for innovative materials and experimental studies. The new format met with a good response as soon as it was presented, especially amongst leading brand-name companies who find the concept of an open platform with a gallery-like character highly appealing.
Following the launch of the new Pure Village format three years ago, the latest project from the imm team under the direction of Frank Haubold and his Creative Director Dick Spierenburg looks set to be a success as well. With Pure Editions and the restructuring of the Pure segment, the two of them are again demonstrating their sure instinct for innovative formats and impeccable timing. Within just a few weeks, Koelnmesse had received bookings for the newly designed Hall 3.2 from several of the interior design sector’s leading design companies. The exclusiveness of the format and the installation-like character of Pure Editions seem to be thoroughly in tune with the times and are proving particularly attractive to new exhibitors such as Capo D’opera, Extremis, Serralunga, Slide and Vondom.
For Vitra, it was the launch of the new format that clinched its decision to participate in the imm cologne again after three years of abstinence. “Vitra has decided to take part in the imm 2013 and will have a presence in the new Pure Editions section. The concept is all about new, creative forms of presentation and inspiration. The format, consisting of open, inviting booth structures with complementary installations, underscores these aspirations and promises an exciting, varied atmosphere that visitors will find highly attractive. Vitra supports Koelnmesse’s approach and wants to help the format establish itself convincingly,” says Rudolf Pütz, CEO of Vitra.
30. August 2012
Categories: Exhibitors, News, Pure Editions, pure textile, pure village
Tags: Capo D'opera, Chivasso, Christian Fischbacher, Création Baumann, Dick Spierenburg, e15, Extremis, Flötotto, Frank Haubold, hall 11, Hall 3.2, imm cologne 2013, Interstuhl, JAB Anstoetz, Kinnasand, Koelnmesse, Nya Nordiska, Peter Thonet, Pure, Pure Editions, pure textile, Rudolf Pütz, Sahco, Serralunga, Slide, Thonet, Vitra, Vondom, Wellmann, Zimmer + Rohde
One area of imm cologne that stands for inspiration en masse is the Pure Village. Its architecture is what makes it so special: it has an open structure like that of a piazza. Although its exhibitors concentrate on just a few products, they are presented as if they were in an art gallery. The result is a living symphony of brands and product that invites visitors to explore. In the run-up to imm cologne, a number of Pure Village exhibitors have spoken about what they intend to exhibit in January.
For imm cologne Thonet has interesting new products on offer including the “580″ chair by Claudio Bellini, the “130″ chair and “1130/1131″ table by Naoto Fukasawa and the “7000″ shelf system by f/p design. The Frankenberg-based company sees “natural materials” and “sustainability” as the current top trends.
Finite Elements’ launch of its Mirror 62 sound mirror is certain to be a highlight during the week-long trade fair. The topic of “sound integration” runs right through the product range of the Brilon-based company, for example its “Hohrizontal 51″ sound shelf augmented by the “Solo 51″ shelf system or “Hohrizontal 51 Plus”, the long version of the brilliant iPod dock with additional subwoofer output. Bernd Brockhoff, Managing Director of Finite Elements, sees the integration of music in furniture as a future trend in the industry, with plenty of potential still untapped. read more…
09. January 2012
Categories: Exhibitors, Press, pure village, Trends
Tags: Adem Niksic, Bauholz design a.r.t., Bernd Brockhoff, Bernd Schuster, Burgbad, Carpet Concept, Claudio Bellini, f/p design, Finite Elements, functionality, gallery, Gandia Blasco, Grohe, Hanspeter Weidmann, highlight, Holzwerk Feine Möbel, Interior Crafts, International Graphics, Jakob Lang, Kaldewei, Klaus Kettenburg, Lawrence Walmsley, Lehni, LG Hausys, Naoto Fukasawa, NCS Colour, Nicole Roesler, Paul Flowers, Peter Bernahrndt, Rukotvorine, Sabine Meissner, Santiago Revert Pla, Schön Wohnen, sustainability, Thomas Trenkamp, Thonet, top trends, walls
First-class design and a successfully interwoven mix of innovative brand and product presentations in an interdisciplinary arrangement – that’s what the imm cologne‘s Pure Village exhibition stands for. Next year it will be the meeting point for more than 50 interior design brands.
Firms like Thonet, Gandia Blasco, Mocoba or E15 will rub shoulders with bathroom furnishers like Kaldewei, Burgbad and Grohe, textile brands like Creation Baumann, floor specialists like Parador and Carpet Concept and home entertainment pioneers like Loewe. Inspiration is guaranteed – en masse!
With Pure Village, imm cologne art director Dick Spierenburg has created a place for design and interior visions. Pure Village is different because, instead of unfurling a multitude of huge brand worlds hidden behind high walls, it presents the best ideas and visions from both big names and smaller labels in the intimacy of a village-like setting. “Our aim is to convey lots of impressions, lots of different approaches, lots of discussions and lots of juxtapositions between various areas of the home as well as between different products and thus generate a suspenseful atmosphere for visitors,” says the art director of his concept.
21. November 2011
Categories: pure village, [d3] design talents
Tags: Authentics, Burgbad, Cappellini, Carpet Concept, Création Baumann, Das Haus, Das Haus - Interiors on Stage, design, Dick Spierenburg, Doshi Levien, e15, Gandia Blasco, Grohe, imm cologne 2012, Jonathan Levien, Kaldewei, Loewe, Mocoba, Moroso, Nipa Doshi, Parador, pure village, Thonet, top brands, [d3] design talents
Pure Village is an offshoot of the “pure” segment in the neighbouring Hall 11 more than in name only. In the tightly packed Pure Village, design is the binding element between different areas of interior design. With the successful introduction of this new exhibition format in Hall 3.2 two years ago, the Cologne trade fair established an interdisciplinary design platform which takes the transformation of imm cologne into an all-inclusive furnishings exhibition one step further. Here, exhibitors from a wide range of industries, young designers and design labels, as well as a major new design event, present innovative product concepts and furnishing ideas in a highly compact form. read more…
27. October 2011
Categories: imm pure, pure village
Tags: aesthetics, Burgbad, Carpet Concept, Création Baumann, design, design labels, Doshi Levien, e15, Fatboy, furnishing brand, Gandia Blasco, Grohe, home entertainment, Jonathan Levien, Kaldewei, Loewe, Mocoba, Nipa Doshi, Parador, project, spectacular, The House, Thonet
Contemporary Relaxation: the 405 PF and 406 PF Padded Armchairs by Stefan Diez Complement the Designer’s Successful Chair and Table Series for Thonet.
The use of bentwood for excellent seating comfort has always been a hallmark of Thonet’s seating furniture. Introduced three years ago, Stefan Diez’s 404 chair series has further developed this theme, using new wood processing techniques and building a bridge between tradition and contemporary interior design. Thonet has extended the successful 404 collection with two new and distinctive designs: the 405 PF and the 406 PF padded armchairs, furniture that provides relaxing seating comfort for the home as well as for hotels, restaurants and bars. read more…
17. October 2011
Categories: Design concepts, News
Tags: 405 PF, 406 PF, bentwood, contemporary interior design, hallmark, laminated wood, living room, moulded plywood, padded armchair, reception areas, relaxation, seating comfort, seating furniture, Stefan Diez, successfull, Thonet, timber, tradition, wood
Thanks to its chrome-plated tubular steel frame, LUM is the first of Thonet’s lamps to invoke the Bauhaus style and is thus a perfect fit with the company’s collections of classic furniture. The LUM floor lamp is the work of designer Ulf Möller and combines classic lines with state-of-the-art technology and a high level of energy efficiency. Its shape has been reduced to a minimum: the linear frame, shaped only by bending, fits in perfectly with Thonet’s collection of tubular steel furniture with models by designers from Marcel Breuer all the way to James Irvine.
In contrast to its simple appearance, the technology behind LUM features numerous sophisticated details. The lamp is switched on and off by lightly running your hand along the flute-like bar of light, which is equipped with automatic touch control and swivel-mounted. It also has an automatic sleep function and can bathe the frame in a gentle glow when used as a nightlight. A memory function selects the previously set, dimmed intensity next time the lamp is switched on.
Thonet will be presenting its latest products at the imm cologne from 17.01.2011 to 23.01.2011.
09. November 2010
Tags: Bauhaus, Cologne, design, exhibitor, floor lamp, high energy efficiency, imm cologne 2011, international furniture show, James Irvine, LUM, Marcel Breuer, Thonet, touch control, tubular steel frame, Ulf Möller