2011 Imm Cologne: Eclectic Design & Mix And Match Possibilities

2011 Imm Cologne: Eclectic Design & Mix And Match Possibilities

Day 1 at the 2011 IMM Cologne Furniture Fair included a preview tour of new products by Ligne Roset.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 17 january 2011

Ligne Roset gave PSFK an thorough tour of their new furniture collection which is debuting at IMM Cologne. The company has long maintained a keen eye on staying contemporary in design. The new collection explores new shapes, offers some new uses for materials, and retains the idea that their products give a little extra in terms of functionality. Here’s a few highlights of what we saw today:

Lou Chair and Sofa by Patrick Jouin is deceptively simple but the complex engineering went into the metal base which does away with any structure supporting the back. The idea was to create a floating upholstered seat. This chair won top award in the Innovation in Upholstery category from IMM Cologne judges.

Rewrite Desk by GamFratesi (front) is a table covered with a wool canopy to create a cocoon around the user. The piece has a crafted feel puts you in the mood to hand-write a letter to a friend.

Cuts is a modular shelving system by Philipe Nigro made of a single component piece designed with an angled divider and front. By alternating the way the pieces are stacked, the shelving attains a random look.

The Grillage Chair by Fran├žois Azambourg is made of metal mesh that has been formed and finished smoothly. The flowing character of the mesh makes the chair appear to be suspended in the breeze.

Passio/Resille Chairs by Philipe Nigro have metal structures that seem to collide together. The asymmetrical design communicates a relaxed style of use.

The Ploum Sofa by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec is a lounging sofa with an organic shape. The design called for a minimum number of seams for the fabric and in the end, there is only one on the back.

Full Disclosure: Ligne Roset flew us over to Germany and provided a hotel and access to the IMM Cologne Furniture Fair. They wanted PSFK to be on hand for their major release of new products.

Ligne Roset


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