Pure Talents Contest: young design at imm Cologne

All eyes will be soon on imm again where in 5 weeks exciting furnishing design innovations will be revealed by the next generation of designers. Show dates are set for January 18-24, 2016 at the Koelnmesse Fairgrounds in Cologne, Germany.

The Pure Talents Contest will take place for the thirteenth consecutive year and provides young designers a chance to be in the limelight during imm cologne. The three best designs will be awarded during imm by an independent, international jury of experts. The Pure Talents Contest is organized in cooperation with the German Design Council.

The Pure Talents Contest is not a trend-based event but a platform for young talent to present their highly individual solutions. At the same time, several themes stand out as especially engaging the designers’ attention. The attempt to make economical use of resources, like materials and work, as well as formal elements, is especially current at the moment. Mobility and versatility are additional qualities that designers are seeking to realise in their product ideas. But they’re even testing new approaches when working with natural structures, for example, when playing with wood grains or when a piece of cardboard furniture at once reveals its entirely unique material aesthetic and its natural origin, in the way the form of a stool reminds us of a tree stump.

19 international contestants will be competing with their limited edition pieces in the “Pure Talent” section at imm cologne 2016 Jan 18-24, 2016 in Cologne, Germany.

Click on http://www.trendletter.info/en/imm-cologne/interior-design-contract-business/12-2015/1/ to view the designers and their limited edition pieces.

XTEND bathtub, by Carina Deuschl, Germany.
XTEND bathtub, by Carina Deuschl, Germany.