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Featured Editions, imm cologne 2018, Alias, Stylepark
Chairs as light objects: Rendering of the "Alias" installation for the Featured Editions 2018
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Chairs as light objects: Rendering of the "Alias" installation for the Featured Editions 2018

Stylepark x imm cologne 2018
Play of light

This year the Featured Editions are being presented at the imm cologne for the sixth time – with nine exhibitors reflecting on their products and company philosophy in nine installations developed especially for the fair in collaboration with artists and designers.
by Fabian Peters | 11/30/2017

Since 2013, the imm cologne and architecture and design platform Stylepark have been inviting exhibitors participating in PureEditions (link), the exhibition format for the design avant-garde, to submit creative concepts to be included in the Featured Editions format. A jury made up of major players Dick Spierenburg (Creative Director imm cologne), Oliver Jahn (Editor-in-Chief AD Deutschland), Lise Coirier (Editor-in-Chief TL Magazine), Peter-Philipp Schmitt (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) and Robert Volhard (founder and Chief Executive Stylepark) will then select the best designs. The Featured Editions are expressly not conceived as additional exhibiting space for the producers, but aim to provide a platform for presenting a stance or a technical principle, an approach or a design idea in the form of an installation.

The theme of the 2018 Featured Editions is “Light”. For the first time, the nine presentations will not be staged on podiums, but in so-called “Light Labs,” spaces created using gauze fabric in Halls 3.2 and 2.2. Another premiere this year: During a walkthrough the jury will select the three best projects, which will receive prizes. We give you an exclusive preview on the installations, which will be shown at the imm.