And the winners are...

Stylepark honors the 20 most interesting innovations at imm cologne 2018.

Stylepark has selected the 20 most interesting innovations of imm cologne 2018 in advance of the fair. The chosen products, which range from a rug to a cube-shaped light control in the bathroom, represent outstanding examples of current home design, according to our jury. All the prize winners will be on display from January 15, 2018 in the exhibition “Stylepark Selected” in the rooms of the Museum of Applied Arts in Cologne (MAKK) using 3D animation technology specially developed by the Relvão Kellermann design studio.

The designers of the prize-winning products include well-known names like Stefan Diez, Alfredo Häberli and Sebastian Herkner. But young stars like Victoria Wilmotte, who caused a stir with her “Pli” table for the brand Classicon in 2016, and Lucie Koldova, who designed this year’s “Das Haus” at imm, are also behind some outstanding new products. There is even a design by the great Verner Panton, who died back in 1998, which has returned to the spotlight: Vitra has given his “Panton Chair” a spectacular chrome surface, which the jury believes, even half a century after it first appeared, is again one of the most important innovations at the fair. (fap)

Burgbad rl40 Cube
Design: Burgbad

Lighting control in cuboid form: "rl40 Cube" by Burgbad can be handled intuitively and playfully by turning it from one side to the other.

ClassiCon Piega
Design: Victoria Wilmotte

With "Piega", Victoria Wilmotte skilfully takes up a theme that she handled once before with her "Pli" tables: reflection, here with polished stainless steel.

de Sede DS-1000
Design: Ulrich Kössl/de Sede Design Team

Simply special: the daybed "DS-1000", created by Ulrich Kössl and the de Sede design team, arouses the immediate wish to lie down and test how comfortable it is.

Draenert Marble Wing
Design: Hadi Teherani

For the company’s 50th anniversary, Hadi Teherani has designed a marble chaise longue for Draenert that distils a surprising lightness from the density of the material.

e15 Ashida
Design: Philipp Mainzer

"Ashida" is an aid to minimalist living: in a form reduced to the utmost, it even conceals a cable duct that makes the mess of wires disappear.

Echtstahl Piro
Design: Mark Braun

Playful without being foolish: through the invention of a simple form, Mark Braun successfully creates a compact coat stand.

Girsberger Alambre
Design: Alfredo Häberli

Alfredo Häberli‘s wiry design was complemented by seat and back cushions without changing the character of the product. (The license rights for the chair frame are with ClassiCon.)

ligne roset Paipaï
Design: Lucidi Pevere

"Paipaï" by Lucidi Pevere combines a soft, enclosing backrest with a delicate subframe.

Meetee Kiri
Design: Stefan Diez

"Kiri", the shelf system made from light wood that Stefan Diez developed for the Japanese manufacturer Meetee, is closed seamlessly with folding hatches.

Mischioff Tibey
Design: Dani Misio

Dani Misio’s design for the "Tibey" series possesses a remarkable optical depth.

Müller Möbelwerkstätten Twofold
Design: Michael Hilgers

Whether a book shelf or a bureau: "Twofold", by Michael Hilgers for Müller Möbelwerkstätten, looks good in both roles.

Richard Lampert Gliding Sofa
Design: Raw Edges

A sofa with an extra function: the design studio Raw-Edges has developed a swing seat in couch format for Richard Lampert on the occasion of the company’s 25th anniversary.

Schönbuch Grace
Design: Sebastian Herkner

With his bar trolley developed entirely from geometric forms, Sebastian Herkner takes up the theme of predecessors such as Alvar Aalto’s serving trolley.

Thonet Holzstuhl 118
Design: Sebastian Herkner

Sebastian Herkner’s "118" makes use of classic Thonet details and has what it takes to become a new classic itself.

Tobias Grau Lipstick
Design: Tobias Grau

Mimicry: "Lipstick" by Tobias Grau puts highlights in the room with a nod to the much-maligned fluorescent tube.

Ton Chips Lounge Chair
Design: Lucie Koldova

The transparent net of the seat back, which Lucie Koldova brings to living rooms from the field of outdoor and office furnishings, lends lightness to the "Chips Lounge Chair".

Tonon Fl@t Chair
Design: Martin Ballendat

A simple idea creates the opportunity to change "Fl@t Chair" easily and repeatedly.

Vitra Panton Chrome
Design: Verner Panton

It is surprising to see how much the new, reflective surface brings out the flowing form of this classic.

Wagner D1/D2
Design: Stefan Diez

With the "D1"/"D2" chair family, Stefan Diez has taken the three-dimensional, movable Wagner Dondola seat joint and developed it further, simultaneously using it as an integral part of his designs.

Zeitraum Zenso
Design: Formstelle

For Zeitraum, Formstelle has created a family of chairs that is appealing in every version, with a unified formal vocabulary.

Stylepark Selected imm 2018 at MAKK
Museum of Applied Art Cologne (MAKK)
An der Rechtsschule
50667 Cologne

January 15-21, 2018

Opening hours:

Monday, Jan. 15
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 16 to Saturday, Jan. 20
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 21
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.