above das haus (concept): the installation reimagines a home as three zones for dining, hygiene and rest. hall 2.2 image courtesy of todd bracher studio
new york designer todd bracher is the guest of honor for the sixth edition of das haus. “for me, design isn’t an art or a personal matter— it’s an experiment. my work is based on the desire to reduce something down to its essence. my job is to look for what’s really important to people and give it to them.” todd calls his reduction theory essentialism.
during the trade fair duo imm cologne and livingkitchen, koelnmesse will presents the light installation “time drifts cologne ii” by the berlin-based light artist philipp geist. the installation can be seen in the vicinity of cologne cathedral on 15 and 16 january 2017 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. this event will be an extension of the artist’s media performance “time drifts cologne” on new year’s eve 2016 into the 2017 trade fair year.
above> pure talents contest / hall 3.1 /// the copper olfactory clock by patrick palcic, allows the user to experience the passage of time in a different way. at hourly intervals, a drop of essence trickles down onto the pre-heated copper dish and leaves behind a very delicate trace. a new fragrance can thus be assigned to each hour // collecta by alberto bellamoli. images courtesy of imm cologne
now marks the fourteenth year, the pure talents contest was conceived exclusively for designers who are still pursuing their studies or have just left university. each year at imm cologne, prizes are awarded by koelnmesse. the internationally recognized jury consisting of:
sophie lovell (journalist, berlin)
rianne makkink (designer, studio makkink & bey, rotterdam)
tobias lutz (managing director and founder architonic ag, zurich)
sebastian herkner (designer, offenbach)
harry paul van ierssel (designer, studio harry&camila, barcelona)
the finalists // alberto bellamoli, italy / ulrike becker, germany / roee magdassi, israel / patrick palcic, germany / pieter peulen, belgium / susanne tesche, germany / vera aldejohann, germany / philipp hermes & dustin jessen, germany / christoph buomberger & tobias pfister, switzerland / david ciernicki, germany / pierre-emmanuel vandeputte, france / bernhard osann, germany /guillaume morillon, france / enzo zak lux, germany / simon diener, germany / thélonious goupil, france / christoph hauf, germany / jona messerli, switzerland / bar gantz, israel / martijn rigters & fabio hendry, the netherlands/switzerland / robert hahn, germany
above> sofa kerman by philipp mainzer and farah ebrahimi for e15 presents a canvas to project awareness and aspirations. like in lewis caroll’s novel “through the looking glass” (1871), the visitor dives into another world behind the mirror. halls 3.2 and 2.2
the “featured editions” curated by stylepark for the imm cologne 2017 furniture trade fair center around the key theme, “textiles”. the other installations are courtesy of alias (designer renato stauffacher & andrea sanguineti), cappellini (giulio cappellini), création baumann (benjamin thut) / nanimarquina (nani marquina) / thonet (nya nordiska & sebastian herkner) / ton (studio de form) / uli budde (ulle budde) and vitra (anina koch).