menu

2011 Imm Cologne: Eclectic Design & Mix And Match Possibilities

2011 Imm Cologne: Eclectic Design & Mix And Match Possibilities
Design

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 François 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

Design
Trending

Turn Any Wearable Into A Mental Health Tracker

Fitness / Sport
Work Today

Amazon Is Experimenting With A 30-Hour Work Week

The online retailer is launching a pilot program that will allow a technical team to work with a considerably shortened schedule

Fitness / Sport Today

How The Rio Olympics Stood For More Than Just Games

PSFK rounds out the Rio Games with our picks for the finest moments beyond sports

Trending

Get PSFK's Latest Report: Future of Work

See All
Retail Today

Mobile Travel App Embraces Cognitive Computing

The Orlando Tourism Board is looking to IBM Watson to provide personalized local recommendations for visitors

Automotive Today

Bike-Friendly Apartment Building For Swedish Cyclists

A residential space is being designed for commuters to easily transport goods

Advertising Today

Nike Takes Over An Entire City Block With A Giant Running Track

The Unlimited Stadium is shaped like a 100-meter sole print of the brand's LunarEpic sneaker

Gaming Today

Fortune Cookie Service Brings Bad News To Your Doorstep

To promote their new delivery service Blackbox, the creators of Cards Against Humanity are delivering unfortunate messages in an edible form

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed august 24, 2016

Why Building Better Offices Is The Key To Employee Engagement

Interaction Designer and Audio-visual Technologist at ESI Design illustrates the value in creating environments filled with surprise and delight

PSFK Labs Today

New Mentorship Ecosystems Benefit All Levels Of An Organization

PSFK’s Future of Work report explores how technology is being leveraged to support cross-team communication

Arts & Culture Today

This Picture Frame Could Be The Lava Lamp For A New Generation

Slow Dance makes real objects appear to move in slow motion

Work Today

Editorial Roundtable: How Will Companies Staff The Workplace Of The Future?

Managed By Q, Soma, Workbar, Primary, AltSchool and thinkPARALLAX examine the ways that a people-first workplace might disrupt the job hiring process

Arts & Culture Today

Airport Mural Puts Passengers In The Clouds

The installation in an Amsterdam terminal lets travelers float through a series of billowing 3D digital shapes

Automotive Today

DevBot Is An Intelligent, Driverless, Electric Car

The unmanned test vehicle from RoboRace is a preview of upcoming AI race models

Augmented / Virtual Reality Today

AR Ski Goggles Make Racing Down The Slopes Even More Immersive

Israeli startup RideOn weaves digital overlays into the thrill of skiing with an unconventional pair of protective eyewear

INSIGHTS COVERAGE

Rio Olympics
Innovation Coverage From The Rio Games
READ NOW

Advertising Today

Japan Wants To Make 2020 Olympic Medals From Recycled Electronic Waste

The Tokyo Games could showcase the first-ever gold, silver and bronze awards made from discarded phones and computers

Culture Today

This Small Town Has Become A Hide-and-Seek World Championship Destination

An old abandoned village in Northern Italy has become a massive playground for over one hundred competitive players

Design Today

Garmin’s New Smartwatch Is Challenging The Luxury Market

The brand adds a premium version of its popular multi-sport trainer to its accessories collection

No search results found.