The first fair of the year, imm cologne, is an opportunity to discover the furnishing trends of the year
imm cologne is Europe’s second fair in terms of size and visitors, and the 2020 edition welcomed around 128,000 visitors from all over the world, mainly from Europe and North America.
New interior design trends: Das Haus
A project that effectively summarizes the latest interior design trends is Das Haus, the ideal home designed by Spanish studio MUT for the 2020 edition. Das Haus 2020 is inspired by the traditional Spanish house with patio and recalls Mediterranean houses, with their white lime.
Made in Italy stands out from imm cologne trends 2020
Among the companies exhibiting at imm cologne, made in Italy is well represented thanks to a large number of brands attending. Made in Italy furniture is characterized by a wide range of styles, sharing excellent manufacture, and shapes and materials of outstanding quality. An example is Giorgetti, which presented the All Around armchair, designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, with monocoque frame.
Flexform enriches its Outdoor collection, launched last year in Milan. In the outdoor version, the Alison armchair has an aluminum frame with backrest in polyurethane rubber. With materials resistant to weathering agents, this armchair is as comfortable as the indoor version.
Among the latest trends on show at imm cologne, new versions of Traffic, the collection designed by Konstantin Grcic for Magis, included Kvadrat Coda and Kvadrat Galaxy fabric. Inspired by the great masters of rationalism, the Traffic collection is characterized by a painted steel rod frame with expanded polyurethane cushions.
La Palma collections of chairs and tables are addressed to interior designers and architects specializing in the contract sector. Ideal for indoor and outdoor use depending on their materials and finishing, La Palma collections are divided into different areas – lounge, café, home office, home, workspaces – with products suitable to any furnishing need.
Riva 1920 and the passion for wood
The endless ways to decorate with wood: that’s how we could summarize Riva 1920’s philosophy. Riva 1920, which at imm cologne presented both living and sleeping settings, works with the best-known international architects and designers, who offer many different interpretations of furniture, using various types of wood. Whether it be reforested, fossil, or recycled, Riva 1920 wood can take on different shapes, for different styles.
Excellence according to France
Pukka is the name of the new collection designed by Canadian architect duo Yabu Pushelberg for Ligne Roset. Pukka is made up of layers of polyurethane foam of different density, covered by stretchy fabrics. The design of Pukka relies on the excellent quality of its upholstery fabric, which has to stretch perfectly.
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The history of design according to Thonet
Thonet reinterprets the history of design with new versions of classic chairs. Among the new products, 520 is an upholstered chair, designed by Marco Dessì. It is a dining chair, minimal and elegant, characterized by a curved backrest, with padded seat and backrest, ensuring greater comfort. The possible combinations of different materials make this chair perfect for both dining and meeting rooms. It is a contemporary version of classic Thonet chairs.
The Ombra chair, designed by Piero Lissoni for Lema, is minimal and elegant. This chair has a strong personality, a structure that defines an architecture, and a shell covered with leather or with a very thin padding, inspired by the great masters of minimalism.
In Cologne, Calligaris presented its living concept consisting of products oscillating between Scandinavian style and the Italian design masters of the 20th century. Colors, rounded shapes and comfortable fabrics characterize collections for a warm and cozy home.
The bathroom as a work of art, by Antoniolupi
Antoniolupi goes on with its research into the bathroom, with increasingly technological materials and rigorous geometric shapes. The bathroom definitively loses all connotations of a technical environment becoming a furnished environment. Colors and materials of products and finishes contrast and harmonize like on a palette, and the walls become pictures.
Furniture for living in the open air by Nardi Outdoor, which presented its collections to the visitors of imm cologne. Characterized by the use of smartly processed plastic, Nardi tables and chairs offer endless color combinations for any need.
Finally, the art of the wardrobe at Gallotti & Radice’s booth, with Duale, an open wardrobe with doors in inlaid walnut and interiors covered in white Tanganyika walnut. Available with clothes rail and wooden shelves or multiple shelves. [Text Roberta Mutti]
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