Cologne Design Week

January 19 - 25, 2009

imm cologne:
informed by cologne: Interior trends for 2009

What interior trends will be dominant in 2009? Answers are provided by the trend forum “informed by cologne”. In various lectures on color & light, form, function, pattern and material, participants can take a glance at the future of interior design. Moreover, an exhibition on the fair’s Boulevard introduces the four megatrends:

· Extra Much: Ardor and extremes are popular here. Searching for limits with regard to materials, shapes and construction is a dominant feature.

· Near and Far: Nature with its complex and interrelated macro- and microstructure acts as ideal example. Seemingly opposite features are combined.

· Tepee Culture: The nomad roots of mankind and being close to nature are central features. Direct, unmediated experiences, of which cracks and scratches give evidence, are highly valued.

· Re-Run Time: Matters of course are more important than originality. Well-known objects are re-valued. Traditional shapes are refined by reducing them to their essence so that the basic idea shines through again.

The Trendbook 2009 has been compiled by the trend board, which was summoned by the imm cologne. This time, the international expert committee consisted of New York designer Stephen Burks, architect Eero Koivisto from Stockholm, Paris based Israeli designer Arik Levy, design journalist Marcus Fairs from London and the Italian designer and textile expert Giulio Rodolfo from Udine.


imm cologne:
[d3] design talents
Impetus for tomorrow’s interior design

For the fourth time, young and creative designers present fresh ideas and new concepts at the imm cologne within the framework of the [d3] design talents. Hall 3.1 is the platform for young and independent designers, whose inspiring and visionary concepts for tomorrow’s design will surely fascinate the audience in 2009 again.


Satyendra Pakhalé
Gabrielle Ammann / Designer's Gallery

Under the title “OriginS” Designer’s Gallery is presenting for the first time in Germany a solo show by Indian designer Satyendra Pakhalé. Included are bronze seating sculptures from the Bell Metal series.


Alfredo Häberli, Kölnischer Kunstverein

Alfredo Häberli has been named “A&W Designer of the Year 2009” by the internationally-renowned magazine Architektur & Wohnen. He is being
honored – with an exhibition which he himself designed – for uniting functionality, elegance and a subtle playfulness in his work for worldfamous

“Surface”: design from the Netherlands.
Planned for the project “Transversale” in Dortmund, the exhibit is being shown as a special preview. The participating designers are Design Academy
Eindhoven graduates: Cris Bartels, Nacho Carbonell, Julien Carretero, Lonneke Gordijn, Anna Ter Haar, Veronique Lorne, Bas van Raay and Hans Tan

Young Designers Fair

Kölnischer Kunstverein / The Dutch Corner
The Dutch Corner presents: Jorre van Ast with demountable tables, bERT&dENNIS with a foam-pressed line, David Lindberg with epoxy dividing walls, Studio Niels & Sven with inside/outside furniture, Sloom & Slordig with witty designs, and
Carolijn Slottjes with a flexible cabinet.
Exhibit designed by Melle Hammer