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IMM Cologne 2014

Posted: enero 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: news | Tags: , , , , | Comentarios desactivados en IMM Cologne 2014

A short but intensive visit to IMM Cologne this year, with lot of new contacts, meetings with friends and business relations, and of course, the unexpected casual meeting that makes trade fairs worthwhile.

We engaged in nice conversations with the designers Branka Vlasius, Sebastian Scherer , and burö Famos, we looked at their projects and we found interesting paths to follow.

We came across several emerging companies with furniture ranges of great quality, solid background, and positive founding history, like Ames, Loehr, Ondarreta.

We tried to pick up the trends: the embracing sofa as everyone’s piece «de resistance», the embracing shell chair, the tripod coat rack, the diffuse rug patterns, the multiple functionality, the simple «no tools» book shelf (something we naively used to claim).

We were impressed by MDF Italia, Vitra (a bit), Conde house, some of Poliform, Schonbüch, and innomobel.

We were charmed by Jella lamp by Lena schlumbohm, beautiful, clever, functional, clear.

We were impressed by Anne Ziegler, who shown an intriguing kitchen cabinet.

At the design school sections we found a lot of digital fabrication, on site, in real time. All machines were churnning little pieces of plastic, ceramics, resin, right there. The future? feels more like The present…