Posts tagged as 'imm cologne'

Mon 14.1.

Architonic Guides: imm cologne & BAU 2013

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.01.2013 - Tagged as: ,


Architonic Guides: imm cologne & BAU 2013

Architonic Guides: imm cologne & BAU 2013


Two key shows for designers and architects open on Monday January 14; international furnishing show imm in Cologne, and the world’s leading building & construction show, BAU in Munich. For both, Architonic has created time-saving guides to help navigate the show floors.


download the 2013 imm cologne Architonic Guide here (PDF)


download the 2013 BAU Architonic Guide here (PDF)



'Best German Design Brands' iPhone & iPad App

‘Best German Design Brands’ iPhone & iPad App

Ten years ago Architonic made its first public appearance at the 2003 edition of imm cologne, and since Germany has remained an important market for Architonic, we will be launching our ‘Best German Design Brands’ app at imm as part of our anniversary. The new app presents more than 40,000 design products made in Germany, from furnishings to lamps, flooring and fabrics to office furniture and contract furnishings. The app only displays products from premium segment brands.


For each product there are images of product variants and typical applications, as well as the possibility of sending direct enquiries for catalogues, prices and stockists. Several products are also presented in projects by international architects. Intuitive navigation by product group, manufacturer, designer or free text search provides the user with fast search results. Conceived for both the individual design enthusiast and for business as a planner or architect.


Download the Best German Design Brands for iPhone and iPad app here (it’s free!)

'Wooden Carpet' by Elisa Strozyk; produced by böwer

‘Wooden Carpet’ by Elisa Strozyk; produced by böwer

More than 500 young and emerging designers have taken to the [D3] Design Talents stage at the Cologne Furniture Fair over the past ten years, presenting their ideas in prototype form to both an industry and a general audience. Architonic takes a look at the show’s success stories and considers why exhibitors and visitors alike keep coming back for more… (by Simon Keane-Cowell)


read this article in full on Architonic


to the photo tour of IMM Cologne 2012, [D³] Contest

'c1' rug from the 'Room moment' collection by detailF

Franziska Wernicke, a Rotterdam-based textile designer and founder of detailF design studio has realised this subdued, four-piece collection of New Zealand wool rugs called ‘room moment’. Comprising one rectangular and three circular versions, the series features a distinctive three-colour gradation which is accentuated by a delicate radial pattern emanating from an offset point. A complex, high-tech tufting technique has been used in the production of the series and the ‘c3′ model of the rug was exhibited and nominated for the ‘interior innovation award 2012′ at the imm cologne’s [D³] Contest. (more…)

'Loveless' school chair by Martin Hirth; photo courtesy of the designer

A young German designer Martin Hirth has developed this collection of four chairs composed of reclaimed school-chair frames and upholstered, quilted seats. Called ‘Loveless’, the series was showcased earlier this year as one of 28 products created by up-and-coming designers during imm cologne’s [D³] Contest. (more…)

'The living structure' furniture concept by David Hanauer

Extremely simple in its structure yet serving multiple functions, this geometric frame called ‘The living structure’ has been devised by a young German designer David Hanauer. The reduced, skeletal form of the piece allows the user to adapt it according to particular needs – with the addition of a powder-coated aluminium sheet, the maple-wood structure can be transformed into a wall-mounted shelf or a simple, freestanding table. Presented at the [D³] Contest during this year’s edition of imm cologne, the concept was nominated for the Interior Innovation Award 2012. Watch ‘The living structure’ come to life in the video below. (more…)

Wed 14.3.

‘Pause’ daybed by Andreas Mikutta (DE)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 14.03.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

Detail of the 'Pause' daybed by Andreas Mikutta; photo courtesy of the designer

A young German cabinetmaker and product designer Andreas Mikutta has recently realised this subtle and beautifully simple daybed made out of soap-treated ash wood. Almost ascetic in its appearance, the austerity of ‘Pause’ is softened by a stack of richly coloured pure wool and leather cushions which contrast with and liven the charcoal grey of the mattress and the subdued hue of the wooden frame. Aimed to ‘advocate calmness and tranquility in life’, the daybed was presented at the [D³] Contest during this year’s edition of imm cologne. (more…)

'Spotlight Volumes' pendant lamp by Lukas Peet

The young Canadian designer and Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Lukas Peet has created this series of steel pendant lamps inspired by spotlights. Presented earlier last month during imm cologne’s [D³] Contest, the ‘Spotlight Volumes’ collection encompasses three glossy lampshades, each fitted with an energy efficient lightbulb at either end which simultaneously illuminate the ceiling and the floor of an interior. The design is suspended with a simple, braided electrical cord and a 1mm steel wire looped around the lamp. (more…)