The IMM Cologne annual exhibition showcases contemporary furniture and interior design, as well as innovative fabrics, finishes and lighting. The Cologne Furniture Fair was first held in 1949, since the late 90’s Cologne City has also held several events in alongside IMM including Cologne Design Week and Interior Design Week. The first furniture show of the year consistently throws up the latest and greatest designs from a wide range of manufacturer. With some great stands from the likes of Thonet, Cor and Wittmann as well as some newcomers to the industry, 2018 was no disappointment. We’ve pulled together our favourite pieces in a single downloadable presentation and pulled out 10 of the best bits (below) for your consideration.
Drop by Cor
A clever little stool that either comes in a stackable version without castors or stand alone with castors. The frame can come chromed, lacquered or powder coated.
Grace by Schonbuch
Designer Sebastian Herkner’s architectural serving trolley comes in ultra stylish black, night blue or rosewood with back-painted glass shelf to match.
Thin by Petite Friture
The playful French furniture company has teamed up with up-and-coming designer Max Enrich for these sleek steel tables, available in a variety of fantastic colours.
118 by Thonet
Thonet launched the 118, which features their signature bent wood frame wicket seat. The legs are rounded at the back but have slight edges on the front plane. The chair comes in natural beech or several stains.
Front by Mobel
Studio David Thulstrup had designed this retro-inspired collection for the Danish manufacturer. There is a bar stool and 2-person bar height sofa to match.
Nansa by Musola
Musola is a brand new Spanish company specialising in outdoor furniture. Here they launched the Nansa sofa and coffee table with ceramic top.
Fox by Pedrali
Patrick Norguet’s Fox chair, launched at Milan in 2017, gets an upgrade this year by way of a saddle leather version.
Parquet by Gan
Gan launched their latest collection of Kelims with these amazing reversible geometric designs created by Swedish superstar designers Front.
W3 by Wagner
The latest product in the pull-up-and-perch market, the W3 feels more stable than some of its rivals thanks to its specially designed rubber base.
Nomad by Norr11
Norr11’s take on the Moroccan wicker chair where the number of joints I reduced to function only. The seat and back are two large moulded bamboo frames and comes complete with a leather cushion and neck pad. For both indoor and outdoor use.