What emerged at the imm Cologne in 2011 was that the fair has steadied, and in the form of "Living Kitchen" and "Pure Textiles" has gained two important new areas. Thus, the Cologne hodge-podge of the diversity of homes has something for everyone, for a man of the world, a man of the masses, and for kids, too. That said, the high-end design did not live up to expectations.
Sustainability before beauty would seem to be the intention at New York's ICFF Furniture Fair and its various satellite venues in the city. However, the eco-awareness they so laud is not always real.
News & StoriesAt this year's Light+Building fair Stylepark has presented itself in the new Hall 11 of Messe Frankfurt.
News & StoriesBe it outside in the balmy summer air under the large "table" outside the Schirn, or inside enjoying a coffee at one of the small tables with the latest chair designs by Nitzan Cohen and Stefan Diez, or even at the terrazzo bar, or having a meal in a large group, like knights - at the large round table beneath the massive canopy. "Table" offers it all.
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by Claudia BeckmannWhile it was quite by chance that Haruki Murakami came upon the 100% perfect girl one morning, finding the perfect café in Frankfurt will soon be a reality. This is because very shortly, the café at the Schirn Kunsthalle will shine out in new splendour - and boast a completely new hospitality concept.
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by Daniel von BernstorffIt was tough going for Cologne's furniture fair this year. But not everyone let the crisis get them down. There were some strong showings in connection with the imm cologne, but naturally this overview is incomplete and subjective.
Architect Ferdinand Kramer not only made his name with modern, unadorned buildings and urban planning, but also, throughout his life, designed furniture whose formal vocabulary was clear and functional. At the Salone des Mobile in Milan e15 is showing a re-edition of Kramer's furniture, featuring eight of his designs.
The architects and designers at Claesson Koivisto Rune in Stockholm designed the interior of the Nobis Hotel in Stockholm.
News & StoriesAt the beginning of every year the trade fair imm cologne presents new international home trends. We present the list of selected manufacturers to found out which exhibitors they are, and where you can find them.
Salone del Mobile 2010 has been and gone. Which of the new designs will endure, and which will swiftly be forgotten? The Stylepark ABC of the most persuasive new products predicts what may that future may be.