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Press kit - Press release - Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse

Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene

Köln, Germany

imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse

With 836 products entered by 671 designers from 53 countries, it’s more international than ever


Köln, Germany, 2018-01-03 -

The Pure Talents Contest gets things moving: a clock that shows the time physically, a lamp that makes windows of light move across a wall or outdoor monster furniture that seems to be grazing on the lawn and whose purpose and function only become clear when you take a seat on it. Objects that seem to be alive, surfaces that shimmer like a beetle, fabrics draped in waves and carpets made of thick skeins of wool woven into a honeycomb structure – these are some of the entries that make up the 15th edition of the Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne 2018. They are joined by practical products that almost appear stoical in comparison – a table, table box and bench. Intended for working at, packing things in and sitting on – and nothing more.


The special exhibition at imm cologne (Hall 3.1) will show smart product concepts, offbeat ideas and solid craftsmanship in a tremendous diversity encompassing everything within the world of interior design, from ultra-simple furniture and textile works to home accessories and lamps through to conceptual design.


“The range of entries is astonishing. One focuses on materials, the other on concept or on industrial functionality”, jury member and designer Rianne Makkink from the Rotterdam-based Studio Makkink & Bey is clearly impressed. “It’s very international, and that is something that I like very much. The task of choosing 20 nominees from the more than 800 entries seems almost impossible.” “It’s really hard work,” confirms Managing Director of Architonic, Tobias Lutz, from Zurich, adding: “I sit on many panels, and the standard at the Pure Talents Contest is one of the highest that I know, because it takes great skill to get good entries. And imm cologne really excels at doing this thanks to its reputation. I am amazed that there are still new things to invent and design.”


Pure Talents Contest: 15 years of experimental design and successful product premieres

If there’s one thing young designers like doing, it’s turning the world upside down. And the competition for emerging talent at the international interiors show imm cologne is the ideal opportunity to see them do just that. The results presented in the form of prototypes are not only exciting and inspiring, they also look fantastic. And it’s not uncommon for them to be really useful, as demonstrated by the success stories of many former Pure Talents Contest entries, as designer Harry Paul van Ierssel (Studio Harry & Camila, Barcelona) affirms: “We have seen how projects exhibited in the Pure Talents Contest have subsequently been produced by well- known brand manufacturers. That has delighted me, because it shows that we have done a good job. And that’s what matters.”


As a platform for young design, the Pure Talents exhibition format draws together imm cologne’s activities in support of the next generation of international designers. Its highlight is the Pure Talents Contest, which is entirely financed by the trade fair and looking forward to celebrating its fifteenth birthday at imm cologne 2018. Thanks to its unwavering focus on quality and great proximity to the industry, the contest has become one of the world’s most prestigious competitions for young designers.


Sebastian Herkner, one of Germany’s most successful designers and a member of the jury again this year, was once one of those who used the contest as a career springboard. “imm cologne is the first trade fair of the year and more compact than Milan. This is a clear advantage for young talent”, says the designer from Offenbach, adding: “The competition is established in the industry, which, ultimately, is reflected in the number of products that have gone into production after being exhibited as part of the Pure Talents Contest.” The competition’s practical orientation is also seen positively by the other jurors. “The history of the competition and the direct contact with the industry at the trade fair are the Pure Talents Contest’s greatest assets”, says Harry Paul van Ierssel. “After the show, the participants are immediately confronted by reality – by businesses and by public criticism.”


A representative picture of a generation of upcoming, international designers In terms of entrants to the Pure Talents Contest, the field has rarely been as international as it is this year, featuring 671 designers from 53 countries. Many entries were submitted by students and young graduates from every major university, including the RCA London, Design Academy Eindhoven, LASALLE Singapore, ECAL, Aalto University, Konstfack Stockholm, Pratt Institute NY, ArtCenter Pasadena and many others. Promising young German designers from universities such as Burg Giebichenstein, Karlsruhe University of Art and Design, Kassel College of Fine Arts (KHK), UdK Berlin or Folkwang Essen as well as from the arts and craft academies of Garmisch, Münster and Aachen, among others, were also represented.


The number of submissions was higher than ever – but the standard has remained consistently high, as Sebastian Herkner stresses. Especially “the strong entries from Asia and particularly Japan will enrich the exhibition at imm cologne”, states the designer, welcoming the competition’s high level of internationality. Jury member and Berlin-based design journalist Sophie Lovell also finds this remarkable: “We are seeing a very broad international spectrum of entries, styles and working methods. It has become very interesting and less limited to a European design style”, says the native Londoner.


Current design theme: interaction between user and furniture

Do we actually need furniture, or is it furniture that needs us? This year it was striking how many young designers addressed the relationship between man and object: our era, the users themselves and almost forgotten craftsmanship – all this takes on a shape in this year’s winning entries for the Pure Talents Contest.


There are carpets with an in-built patina effect that only acquire their pattern and final colours after traces of use and discolouration have left their mark, lamps that constantly change their (light) shape in response to the user’s adjustments, and furniture that only becomes furniture when spontaneously joined together. Classic and virtually production-ready design solutions such as the adjustable sixty° angled connectors for light modules, which form their own structural framework, stand alongside less realistic, conceptual design objects such as a loose combination of the rudimentary elements table, chair and lamp that only become a fragile unit with the arrival of a user. “I find it exciting when things don’t immediately disclose what they are”, reveals Rianne Makkink. “If products have a double meaning, they force you to think.”


In the Pure Talents Contest, students and graduates who have recently completed their education, can apply with designs and prototypes that are not yet in production from the field of interior design in the categories of furniture, home accessories, lighting, flooring, wallpaper and textiles, kitchens and kitchen accessories, and smart home. This year’s international jury consisted of Sophie Lovell (journalist, Berlin), Rianne Makkink (designer, Studio Makkink & Bey, Rotterdam), Tobias Lutz (Managing Director and founder of Architonic AG, Zürich), Sebastian Herkner (designer, Offenbach) and Harry Paul van Ierssel (designer, Studio Harry & Camila, Barcelona).

During imm cologne, three winners will be chosen from the twenty nominated entries. The decision of the jury members will be announced at an awards ceremony on “The Stage” (Hall 3.1) at 2 p.m. on the first day of the trade fair, 15 January 2018.


Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Furniture, Interiors and Design: Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of furnishing, living and lifestyle. At the trade fair hub of Cologne, the leading international fair imm cologne as well as the trade fair formats of LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, interzum and Kind+ Jugend rank among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry. Over the last few years, Koelnmesse has specifically added international fairs in the most important fast- expanding markets to its portfolio. These include the LivingKitchen China/CIKB in Shanghai, interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the network of the interior decorating industry, Koelnmesse offers direct access to relevant products, contacts, competence and events.

 

Further information is available at: http://www.global-competence.net/interiors/ Further information about ambista: http://ww.ambista.com/


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Press kit | 2704-02 - Press release | Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse - Competition - Ruthless reduction of form: With the bench Molly that is made of screwed together curved powder-coated steel pipes, the Berlin-based designer Marcel Pasternak presented a statement of no-frills design at the Pure Talent Contest of imm cologne.<span></span> - Photo credit: Pasternak/Koelnmesse
Ruthless reduction of form: With the bench Molly that is made of screwed together curved powder-coated steel pipes, the Berlin-based designer Marcel Pasternak presented a statement of no-frills design at the Pure Talent Contest of imm cologne.
Photo credit: Pasternak/Koelnmesse
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Press kit | 2704-02 - Press release | Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse - Competition - Formable light: The lamp Varjo (Finnish for "Shadow") created by the Italian designer Umberto Garcia is made up of a system that is spanned between the ceiling and the floor comprising of six differently sized non-fixed rings, which elastic textile straps run through.By moving the rings the shape and the light transmission of the shade that is formed by the straps change.<span></span> - Photo credit: Garcia/Koelnmesse
Formable light: The lamp Varjo (Finnish for "Shadow") created by the Italian designer Umberto Garcia is made up of a system that is spanned between the ceiling and the floor comprising of six differently sized non-fixed rings, which elastic textile straps run through.By moving the rings the shape and the light transmission of the shade that is formed by the straps change.
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Press kit | 2704-02 - Press release | Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse - Competition - Creatures made of concrete and metal: With his outdoor furniture family Nocturnal Beasts, the Israeli designer Yohay Alush has set out to create a new space for teenagers. The beasts come to life at night. A hybrid of the street materials concrete and metal in the form of mythical wild creatures. They amplify music played on a mobile phone and provide pedal-powered light and a heat-emitting bench. Music, light and warmth – that’s all it takes to generate social energy.&nbsp; - Photo credit: Alush/Koelnmesse
Creatures made of concrete and metal: With his outdoor furniture family Nocturnal Beasts, the Israeli designer Yohay Alush has set out to create a new space for teenagers. The beasts come to life at night. A hybrid of the street materials concrete and metal in the form of mythical wild creatures. They amplify music played on a mobile phone and provide pedal-powered light and a heat-emitting bench. Music, light and warmth – that’s all it takes to generate social energy. 
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Press kit | 2704-02 - Press release | Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse - Competition - ... the sun passes in the south: Bringing light into enclosed spaces as naturally as possible – this is Berlin designer Sofia Souidi’s objective with her lamp Gradient. It projects a rectangle of light on the wall whose colour, brightness and shape varies imperceptibly, reflecting the time of day and current weather conditions – almost as if the sun were moving past the (non-existent) window.&nbsp; - Photo credit: Souidi/Koelnmesse
... the sun passes in the south: Bringing light into enclosed spaces as naturally as possible – this is Berlin designer Sofia Souidi’s objective with her lamp Gradient. It projects a rectangle of light on the wall whose colour, brightness and shape varies imperceptibly, reflecting the time of day and current weather conditions – almost as if the sun were moving past the (non-existent) window. 
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Press kit | 2704-02 - Press release | Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse - Competition - Firmly strapped: Liga - teamwork by the French designer Matthieu Muller and Pierre-Alexandre Cesbron - is a series of metal storage furniture, comprising of a box, a bedside cabinet and a coffee table.The two-piece lid is fastened using a full-perimeter nylon strap that serves as a joint and can be folded open separately to grant access to the closed interior of the piece of furniture.<span></span> - Photo credit:  Muller, Cesbron/Koelnmesse
Firmly strapped: Liga - teamwork by the French designer Matthieu Muller and Pierre-Alexandre Cesbron - is a series of metal storage furniture, comprising of a box, a bedside cabinet and a coffee table.The two-piece lid is fastened using a full-perimeter nylon strap that serves as a joint and can be folded open separately to grant access to the closed interior of the piece of furniture.
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Press kit | 2704-02 - Press release | Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse - Competition - Cell-elasticity: In order to find a new approach in the competitive seating furniture section, the Japanese designer Hiroyuki Morita experimented with nylon ropes cast in latex for his chair Cellastic.Here the elasticity and traction of the materials as well as the structure of the nylon ropes play an essential role, whereas the pattern based on the so-called cell sequence reminds one of the molecular structure of organic cells.<span></span> - Photo credit: Morita/Koelnmesse
Cell-elasticity: In order to find a new approach in the competitive seating furniture section, the Japanese designer Hiroyuki Morita experimented with nylon ropes cast in latex for his chair Cellastic.Here the elasticity and traction of the materials as well as the structure of the nylon ropes play an essential role, whereas the pattern based on the so-called cell sequence reminds one of the molecular structure of organic cells.
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Press kit | 2704-02 - Press release | Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse - Competition - From a work tool to seating furniture: Originally used as a harvesting tool for sorting grain, Temi presents such an ergonomic and mature form that the Japanese designer Hiroyuki Morita wanted to retain the shell as a seat perfectly adapted to match the human body.With its simple construction and reduced use of material - bamboo, leather, steel - the resulting stool Temi has an absolutely forward-looking appearance. - Photo credit: Morita/Koelnmesse
From a work tool to seating furniture: Originally used as a harvesting tool for sorting grain, Temi presents such an ergonomic and mature form that the Japanese designer Hiroyuki Morita wanted to retain the shell as a seat perfectly adapted to match the human body.With its simple construction and reduced use of material - bamboo, leather, steel - the resulting stool Temi has an absolutely forward-looking appearance.
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Press kit | 2704-02 - Press release | Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse - Competition - Inseparable: the table and chair in Symbiotic Objects are mere fragments – lovingly worked from metal, wood and leather – that only become complete when a person inserts him/herself between them as part of the furniture. The Chinese designer Xiang Guan highlights the relationship between human beings and utility objects, one he believes needs to be redefined in our consumer society and throw-away culture. - Photo credit: Guan/Koelnmesse
Inseparable: the table and chair in Symbiotic Objects are mere fragments – lovingly worked from metal, wood and leather – that only become complete when a person inserts him/herself between them as part of the furniture. The Chinese designer Xiang Guan highlights the relationship between human beings and utility objects, one he believes needs to be redefined in our consumer society and throw-away culture.
Photo credit: Guan/Koelnmesse
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Press kit | 2704-02 - Press release | Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse - Competition - With his project, the Frenchman, who lives in Amsterdam, Julien Manaira, wants to make the production process visible and discover open spaces for the individual influence during the production.The shelf is made by pouring epoxy resin onto a mould layer by layer, where the time factor plays an equally important role as the individual pivoting of the casting mould.<span></span> - Photo credit: Manaira/Koelnmesse
With his project, the Frenchman, who lives in Amsterdam, Julien Manaira, wants to make the production process visible and discover open spaces for the individual influence during the production.The shelf is made by pouring epoxy resin onto a mould layer by layer, where the time factor plays an equally important role as the individual pivoting of the casting mould.
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Press kit | 2704-02 - Press release | Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse - Competition - A hint of luck: The fragrance dispenser Bonsay by the Japanese designer Takafumi Nemoto picks up on old handicraft techniques and a traditional way of thinking, because its complicated branches made of natural materials and entwined per hand not only emanate a fragrance, but also luck.In the Japanese culture, knotting and knitting are considered to be a symbol for uniting the past and its continuation in the future.<span></span> - Photo credit: Nemoto/Koelnmesse
A hint of luck: The fragrance dispenser Bonsay by the Japanese designer Takafumi Nemoto picks up on old handicraft techniques and a traditional way of thinking, because its complicated branches made of natural materials and entwined per hand not only emanate a fragrance, but also luck.In the Japanese culture, knotting and knitting are considered to be a symbol for uniting the past and its continuation in the future.
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Press kit | 2704-02 - Press release | Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse - Competition - Attractive: The knitted carped, Stained Carpet, by the Israeli designer Irina Mirer, literally attracts stains.Thanks to a special technology implemented during the production, an impacting liquid is applied to certain parts of the fabric so that instead of an amorphous stain, a pre-defined motif or pattern is accentuated - with a unique colouring.<span></span> - Photo credit: Mirer/Koelnmesse
Attractive: The knitted carped, Stained Carpet, by the Israeli designer Irina Mirer, literally attracts stains.Thanks to a special technology implemented during the production, an impacting liquid is applied to certain parts of the fabric so that instead of an amorphous stain, a pre-defined motif or pattern is accentuated - with a unique colouring.
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Press kit | 2704-02 - Press release | Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse - Competition - Back in the present: What does living space mean in the era of the digital hyperspace of the World Wide Web?The product series Hyperreal thematises the disappearance of the borders between space and time by asking about the everyday habits through furniture with contrary functions.The German designer, Pia Regenbrecht, wants to redirect the focus to life here and now.In this way, the wooden table "Productivity &gt;&lt; Disfunction" becomes a functionless object by turning the upper part over, the clock "Future &gt;&lt; Presence" makes the clock only readable from one angle or perceivable from the surrounding space and the sheet steel standing mirror "Selffocus&gt;&lt; Surrounding" exceeds a mirror by providing a highly-polished, idealised reflection or steers the view to the surrounding environment.<span></span> - Photo credit: Regenbrecht/Koelnmesse
Back in the present: What does living space mean in the era of the digital hyperspace of the World Wide Web?The product series Hyperreal thematises the disappearance of the borders between space and time by asking about the everyday habits through furniture with contrary functions.The German designer, Pia Regenbrecht, wants to redirect the focus to life here and now.In this way, the wooden table "Productivity >< Disfunction" becomes a functionless object by turning the upper part over, the clock "Future >< Presence" makes the clock only readable from one angle or perceivable from the surrounding space and the sheet steel standing mirror "Selffocus>< Surrounding" exceeds a mirror by providing a highly-polished, idealised reflection or steers the view to the surrounding environment.
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Press kit | 2704-02 - Press release | Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse - Competition - Foldable, mobile and easy to stow away: The team of students from the Weimar Bauhaus University (Alissa Arends, Leon Bucher and Yelim Kim) created Fold it (not only) for use by students.Due to the integrated joint and its simple construction the table made of steel pipes and multiplex board can be converted fast and easily, stowed away to save space or carried out into the open air.The table top is simply lifted out to mobilise it.<span></span> - Photo credit: Arends, Bucher, Kim/Koelnmesse
Foldable, mobile and easy to stow away: The team of students from the Weimar Bauhaus University (Alissa Arends, Leon Bucher and Yelim Kim) created Fold it (not only) for use by students.Due to the integrated joint and its simple construction the table made of steel pipes and multiplex board can be converted fast and easily, stowed away to save space or carried out into the open air.The table top is simply lifted out to mobilise it.
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Press kit | 2704-02 - Press release | Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse - Competition - Thrown into folds: In the new outfit, everyday items like a simple stool can change their appearance dramatically and become rarities, as the young textile designer Anne Schmiederer proves with her Blue Ruffle Chair.With the project she aims to discover the fields of application of the classic plissé technique in interior design.<span></span> - Photo credit: Schmiederer/Koelnmesse
Thrown into folds: In the new outfit, everyday items like a simple stool can change their appearance dramatically and become rarities, as the young textile designer Anne Schmiederer proves with her Blue Ruffle Chair.With the project she aims to discover the fields of application of the classic plissé technique in interior design.
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Press kit | 2704-02 - Press release | Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse - Competition - Started in the back of a garage. A simple hook workshop lamp was the starting point for this extremely flexible lighting system by the German designers Jonas Wansing and Svenja-Katharina Jakobs.It gains its flexibility from the 60° cut and a sliding contact at the ends of the individual, extendible elements.These supply each other with electricity and form both the lamp and the frame at the same time.<span></span> - Photo credit: Wansing, Jakobs/Koelnmesse
Started in the back of a garage. A simple hook workshop lamp was the starting point for this extremely flexible lighting system by the German designers Jonas Wansing and Svenja-Katharina Jakobs.It gains its flexibility from the 60° cut and a sliding contact at the ends of the individual, extendible elements.These supply each other with electricity and form both the lamp and the frame at the same time.
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Press kit | 2704-02 - Press release | Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse - Competition - Upcycling as a form of art: it was the material that inspired Hamburg textile designer Sophia Schulz to create her Honeycomb Carpets. She takes thick rolls of wool – waste products from felt making – and uses them as the weft material in woven carpets. In this way unique carpets with strong patterns are produced that remind one of a honeycomb or cell structures in one's traditional loom.&nbsp; - Photo credit: Buhné /Koelnmesse
Upcycling as a form of art: it was the material that inspired Hamburg textile designer Sophia Schulz to create her Honeycomb Carpets. She takes thick rolls of wool – waste products from felt making – and uses them as the weft material in woven carpets. In this way unique carpets with strong patterns are produced that remind one of a honeycomb or cell structures in one's traditional loom. 
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Press kit | 2704-02 - Press release | Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse - Competition -  Floating, lightweight room dividers: Sometimes the suggestion of privacy is enough. The Foam Fences of the Belgian designer Anton Hendrik Denys look like metal grating due to the rubber coat and the angular overlapping voluminous foam strips, but are indeed soft and lightweight.They allow ample light and just enough of an unrestricted view so that a room can be defined without suffocating it.  - Photo credit: Ronald Smits/Denys/Koelnmesse
Floating, lightweight room dividers: Sometimes the suggestion of privacy is enough. The Foam Fences of the Belgian designer Anton Hendrik Denys look like metal grating due to the rubber coat and the angular overlapping voluminous foam strips, but are indeed soft and lightweight.They allow ample light and just enough of an unrestricted view so that a room can be defined without suffocating it.
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Press kit | 2704-02 - Press release | Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse - Competition - A carpet with an integrated used look: The colour indigo that is familiar from jeans, which on increased usage still age beautifully through the arising tones of blue shades, inspired the Dutch designer Adrianus Kundert to design the carped Indigoes.The thick cotton yarn that is only surrounded by a thin layer of indigo, shows lighter traces where people walk over the carpet more frequently.This patina turns it into a very personal item and extends its service life.<span></span> - Photo credit: Kundert/Koelnmesse
A carpet with an integrated used look: The colour indigo that is familiar from jeans, which on increased usage still age beautifully through the arising tones of blue shades, inspired the Dutch designer Adrianus Kundert to design the carped Indigoes.The thick cotton yarn that is only surrounded by a thin layer of indigo, shows lighter traces where people walk over the carpet more frequently.This patina turns it into a very personal item and extends its service life.
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Press kit | 2704-02 - Press release | Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse - Competition - The Swedish designer Victor Alge took the scientific name for moose, Alces alces, as the name for his chairs. He wanted to find a use for the masses of animal skins left behind after moose hunting in Sweden. He developed a new processing method: hard leather parchment is softened, sewn together and then filled with compressed air before leaving it to dry – creating a form as hard as plastic.&nbsp; - Photo credit: Alge/Koelnmesse
The Swedish designer Victor Alge took the scientific name for moose, Alces alces, as the name for his chairs. He wanted to find a use for the masses of animal skins left behind after moose hunting in Sweden. He developed a new processing method: hard leather parchment is softened, sewn together and then filled with compressed air before leaving it to dry – creating a form as hard as plastic. 
Photo credit: Alge/Koelnmesse
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Press kit | 2704-02 - Press release | Record Numbers for its Birthday: The 15th Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne Shows an Up-to-Date Cross-Section of the Young, International Design Scene - imm cologne 2018, Koelnmesse - Competition - A collaboration between the designers Alejandra Perini, Gonzalo Sanchez de Lollano and Raúl Arribas de Miguel, the metal stool Cétoine is inspired by the beauty and diversity of the insect from which it takes its name, the rose chafer. The beetle was considered sacred in many ancient cultures, and its exoskeleton is a shimmering multitude of colours that varies depending on the viewer’s perspective. The two stools respond to this interplay and are joined to each other in a sleek, fluid movement.&nbsp; - Photo credit: Perini, Sanchez de Lollano, Arribas de Miguel /Koelnmesse
A collaboration between the designers Alejandra Perini, Gonzalo Sanchez de Lollano and Raúl Arribas de Miguel, the metal stool Cétoine is inspired by the beauty and diversity of the insect from which it takes its name, the rose chafer. The beetle was considered sacred in many ancient cultures, and its exoskeleton is a shimmering multitude of colours that varies depending on the viewer’s perspective. The two stools respond to this interplay and are joined to each other in a sleek, fluid movement. 
Photo credit: Perini, Sanchez de Lollano, Arribas de Miguel /Koelnmesse
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