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A brighter Modernism
A brighter Modernism
by Thomas Wagner | 17 January 2014

The imm cologne 2014 is highly diverse. Color brings a touch of friendliness to interiors everywhere, designers and manufacturers alike wallow in superbly finished woods and rely on materials such as copper and brass. Instead of going for the new, they’ve updated the tried-and-true. And revitalized Modernism.

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Fireside chats
Fireside chats
17 January 2014

Trade fairs are not only catwalks for products. People also meet here. On the evening of the first day, AD magazine, Stylepark and Marc Meiré invited designers, manufacturers, artists, intermediaries and journalists to Marc Meiré’s house to swap notes on what’s to be seen and to debate what the pressing current issues are.

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N minus X – to read is to learn, part 1
N minus X – to read is to learn, part 1
by Thomas Wagner | 15 January 2014

Each time a new year begins, one is beset by a strange sense of disquiet. As though we needed to fight off a virus, we start tidying up. And in so doing, come across piles of books that deserve to be ignored no longer. So, here we go – let’s take a look at what we’ve got.

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Ground jewels
Ground jewels
by Uta Abendroth | 14 January 2014

There was a time when floor coverings were called carpets, parquet or tiles. Today, the term is “trend floor coverings” or simply “fashion items”. We visited the Domotex fair and now know and what takes off when it gets floored.

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Eye-catching concept
Eye-catching concept
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 14 January 2014

The Featured Editions at imm cologne, curated by Stylepark together with the trade fair’s team led by Creative Director Dick Spierenburg, offers a marvelous wealth of original ideas.

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Hot stuff
Hot stuff
by Martina Metzner | 14 January 2014

Hurly-burly in the morning in Hall 11.2 at the imm cologne – Fire! A performance in the hall with Italian exhibitors such as B & B Italia, Poliform or MDF?

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Wool instead of sheet metal
Wool instead of sheet metal
by Thomas Wagner | 13 January 2014

When old Porsche wear sweater. Werner Aisslinger, the A&W Designer of the Year 2014, in the exhibition space decorated to his honor in the rooms of the Kölnischen Kunstvereins.

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Splendidly relaxed
Splendidly relaxed
by Thomas Wagner | 13 January 2014

Fine fabrics, solid materials, clean lines and not too much at once: Relaxed prelude to the Cologne furniture show at the Design Post.



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Louise’s Bed
Louise’s Bed
by Thomas Wagner | 13 January 2014

Tired, but happy.

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Vive la Raffinesse!
Vive la Raffinesse!
by Martina Metzner | 12 January 2014

New digital printing technologies for home textiles are the key business driver at Frankfurt’s Heimtextil trade fair and are making sure the sector starts out the year with a bang. That said, there are few really astounding designs to be seen – but we found them.

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Chasing down images
Chasing down images
by Jochen Stöckmann | 10 January 2014

As the preferred photographer of Zaha Hadid, Sanaa and Herzog & de Meuron Iwan Baan tends to be on the road all year. In “52 Weeks, 52 Cities” on show at Marta Herford the Dutchman presents his overall view of the world – which includes both people and instructions for use.

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Selected manufacturers at imm cologne 2014
Selected manufacturers at imm cologne 2014
09 January 2014

Each year, imm cologne is the first event to present the latest home trends for Europe and overseas. Over 1,100 exhibitors from more than 50 countries will present their innovations at the furniture fair. An exhibitor schedule presents the most important manufacturers.

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“4M” – a vision of the future
“4M” – a vision of the future
by Adeline Seidel | 09 January 2014

The speed pitch voting for the US participants in the Audi Urban Future Award 2014 has been decided: Philip Parson and Federico Parolotto triumph as the winning team in the online poll that commenced in mid-December. Their idea: a “multi-mobility marketplace”.



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NAUKOGRAD
NAUKOGRAD
by Reinier de Graaf | 08 January 2014

A mysterious client in Kazakhstan, a well-known architectural firm named OMA and a so-called science campus are the protagonists in "Naukograd" - a piece in seven acts on the experiences of an international architectural firm.

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Laptops instead of gas heaters
Laptops instead of gas heaters
by Adeline Seidel | 06 January 2014

Anyone who thinks winter’s too cold to keep the brain working should simply check out life on the ground in Manhattan.

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Werner and the Cologne charts
Werner and the Cologne charts
by Thomas Wagner | 06 January 2014

“Welcome Ladies and Gentlemen. Cologne calling. We’re presenting the international interior furniture fair to you.” It’s imm cologne time again and much sounds like the old top-of-the-pops charts. So let’s check out who or what’s behind the current line-up.

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In Louise Campbell’s bed
In Louise Campbell’s bed
by Adeline Seidel | 05 January 2014

A 30-meter-long bed and a wall of tools. Those are the suggestions Danish designer Louise Campbell has made for “The House” installation at the imm cologne. Is she taking the industry to task with a critique of consumerism? The “sneak preview” in her studio gave cause for hope.

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Dance the Boomerang Tango!
Dance the Boomerang Tango!
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 03 January 2014

The “Featured Editions” at the imm cologne is taking place for the second time, curated by Stylepark together with the trade-fair team led by creative director Dick Spierenburg. A total of 14 selected designer/manufacturer combos present experimental installations, from the spectacular to the quiet, from the poetic to the sculptural.

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