• Theme: Furniture and Decoration

    During Germany’s international interiors show, IMM, Sebastian Kuhne and Michael Gairing from Blanx spoke about current AR and VR technologies that are on the verge of completely changing the industry. Their advice: get on board! Spatial design with virtual reality provides fast feedback in real time, the advantages of...

    Once again IMM Cologne highlighted up-and-coming designs and designers. The Pure Talents Contest is a competition that promotes the work and talent of young, international designers who are still studying or graduated within the last three years. Here, you can find works that are experimental, provocative and...

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    Since our 2017 reports on green materials, IMM Cologne has kickstarted this year with a host of interesting organic materials for both architecture projects and design products. Several eco-conscious brands participate in the movement for a greener future by manufacturing organic construction materials. BioMASON has...

    Ever wonder what the big deal is with minimalism in designing spaces? Scandinavian designers and brands offer insight at this year’s IMM Cologne   With everything instant and connected, our minds are constantly filled with the next step and our actions are nonstop. We are literally occupied in every sense, which is why...

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    Czech designer Lucie Koldova represents the importance of light on living in her Das Haus installation at IMM 2018 in Cologne, Germany.   The conceptual house “Light Levels – Ebenen des Lichts“ by Lucie Koldova accentuated the link between practical requirements and emotional needs. In each room, she devised a layout in...

    How do you create a local design culture from scratch? For cultural players in the United Arab Emirates, the answer was two-part: launch creative outlets and build a design district. This systematic approach was wildly successful. In five short years, the Arabian Peninsula nation has made its creative economy a force...

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    Switch Abu Dhabi is the restaurant brand’s second collaboration with distinctive contemporary designer Karim Rashid, the first being Switch Dubai in 2009. The Abu Dhabi location opened in June 2017 and features curving white ceilings and lots of natural light. ArchiExpo e-Magazine spoke with Rashid about designing the...

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    European furniture and lighting manufacturers break through the challenges of culture and methodical procedures to bring their products to the Middle East. What route did they take to succeed?   Over the last decade, the Middle East has developed a booming design culture, encouraging an influx of western designers in...

    It makes sense that the United Arab Emirates is bursting at the seams with artists and designers. Not only drenched in the beauty of white sands and the Persian Gulf, the MENA region is home to traditional artistry and creating with one’s hands. Artistic creation has always been an attempt to understand one’s identity...

    Tucked into Dubai’s bustling commercial district and linked to a rich history of traditional hand-crafting such as weaving, pottery, calligraphy and boat building, the home of the Tanween Design Program is perfectly placed to make its mark. Since it’s inception in 2013, Tanween has already become a major player in the...

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