December 2021

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[D³] Design Talents at imm cologne 2014

[D³] Design Talents at imm cologne 2014

Architonic is in Cologne, Germany this week for imm cologne, the international furnishing show. Here are two Facebook galleries from the [D³] Design Talents event for up-and-coming designers. Every year the winners of this newcomer competition are invited to present their often visionary and unconventional designs and prototypes in Hall 1.


> to Architonic Live in Cologne: [D³] Design Talents at imm, Part 1


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'Invader' Storage System by Maria Bruun

‘Invader’ Storage System by Maria Bruun

The Invader storage system makes the most of nesting to save space for the smaller spaces of the “compressed lifestyle of modern consumers” says designer Maria Bruun.



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Fanions rug by BKS (CH)

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Fanions rug by BKS

The Fanions rug which was shown at young talents competition [D3] CONTEST at imm cologne plays with an optical illusion. Traditional rug fringes become modern graphic elements that give the impression of an axonometric projection.Therefore the rather flat felt surface gets a 3D look, that transforms the rug into a flying carpet.


The New Old Light by Studio Kimu (TW)

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The New Old Light by Kimu Studio

Studio Kimu is formed by Lin YiHsien, Shih Hsiao Chun and Yeh TingWei. The three designers from Taiwan presented a pendant light, which mixes eastern and western stereotypical designs and by combining them, a very playful lamp is created:


From the – at first sight – simple lampshade, a paper part which resembles the traditional Asian lantern can be pulled out.


It looks like a cocoon, which is growing out of the lampshade and transforms not only the shape of the lamp but also the quality of light.



'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…)

For technical support contact Alfred Giolai ‘The living structure’ furniture concept by David Hanauer (DE)