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Création Baumann has teamed up with Benjamin Thut for „textile architecture“.
Photo: Constantin Meyer © imm cologne
Création Baumann has teamed up with Benjamin Thut for „textile architecture“.

Illuminating fabric

Manufacturers and designers got as close as weft and warp for the “Featured Editions” at the imm cologne – with gleaming yarns, seemingly endless sofas, and a stunning demonstration.
1/28/2017

The “Featured Editions”, curated jointly by the imm cologne and Stylepark, this year had a theme of their own. And it will have been hard to miss, as several of the podiums drew attention to the fact, as did a very special demonstration outside the trade-fair grounds entitled “Gib Dir Stoff”. Across the total of ten areas scattered around between the trade-fair booths in the “Pure” halls, selected manufacturers had teamed up with designers to serve up a great range of interpretations of fabrics and yarns – and these interacted marvelously with specific furniture items and the spaces. It seemed only logical to address aspects of textile design and the properties of the materials used for different textiles, especially as this year at “Pure Textiles” countless textile editors presented their novelties as part of the imm cologne. Visitors considered one approach to the theme to be particularly exciting – namely that taken by Création Baumann with a floor-to-ceiling abstract installation made of light-conducting yarns. It won the first prize in the newly launched public voting scheme. (mm)

With the illuminated yarns Création Baumann and Benjamin Thut has won the public voting.
Photo: Constantin Meyer © imm cologne
With the illuminated yarns Création Baumann and Benjamin Thut has won the public voting.
Reference to a weaving loom: „Toogether/Apart“ by Studio de Form for Ton.
Photo: Constantin Meyer © imm cologne
Reference to a weaving loom: „Toogether/Apart“ by Studio de Form for Ton.
Surfing on the wave: Cappellini installed „The round shape“ with Joe Colombos iconic „Tube Chair“.
Photo: Constantin Meyer © imm cologne
Surfing on the wave: Cappellini installed „The round shape“ with Joe Colombos iconic „Tube Chair“.
Apart optical illusion: Different fabrics and reflections show how diverse„Kerman“ by e15 could seem.
Photo: Constantin Meyer © imm cologne
Apart optical illusion: Different fabrics and reflections show how diverse„Kerman“ by e15 could seem.
Chairs in a textile coat: „The Blister“ by Renato Stauffacher und Andrea Sanguineti for Alias.
Photo: Constantin Meyer © imm cologne
Chairs in a textile coat: „The Blister“ by Renato Stauffacher und Andrea Sanguineti for Alias.
From the dome to the fairground: The Initiative Textile Räume organised with Raumkontor a demonstration promoting hometextiles.
Photo: Constantin Meyer © imm cologne
From the dome to the fairground: The Initiative Textile Räume organised with Raumkontor a demonstration promoting hometextiles.
Accent on naturalness: Nanimarquina design beautiful carpets as well as they hang-up natural fibres for drying.
Photo: Constantin Meyer © imm cologne
Accent on naturalness: Nanimarquina design beautiful carpets as well as they hang-up natural fibres for drying.
When glass and textile become one: Installation „Tex Glas“ by Sebastian Herkner and Nya Nordiska.
Photo: Constantin Meyer © imm cologne
When glass and textile become one: Installation „Tex Glas“ by Sebastian Herkner and Nya Nordiska.
Funny cushion battle and relaxing site: „Pillows“ by Anina Koch for Vitra.
Photo: Constantin Meyer © imm cologne
Funny cushion battle and relaxing site: „Pillows“ by Anina Koch for Vitra.
Relating to an endless fibre: The concept by Uli Budde for Thonet.
Photo: Constantin Meyer © imm cologne
Relating to an endless fibre: The concept by Uli Budde for Thonet.
For the first time fair visitors could vote for their favourite installation.
Photo: Constantin Meyer © imm cologne
For the first time fair visitors could vote for their favourite installation.