interior innovation award - the best novelties Hall 3.1
For the seventh time, the imm cologne in cooperation with the German Design Council awards the most outstanding innovations in five categories: Best Item, Best System, Best Detail, Material Innovation and Classic Innovation. The weekend before the fair begins, an international jury composed of the design experts Julie Lasky, Johanna Grawunder, Jörg Boner, Edward Barber, Dieter Pesch and Andrej Kupetz nominates the winners. Then, on January 19th, the evening of the first day of the fair, the awards ceremony is held in hall 3.1. In the further course of the imm cologne, all award-winning products are presented at a special exhibition dedicated to novelties, in hall 3.1.
informed by cologne Messeboulevard
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 classified numerous novelties and discussed their observations as well as striking developments, predominating colors and materials. In the end, they worked out four key trends: »Extra Much«, »Near and Far«, »Tepee Culture« and »Re-run Time«. These megatrends for 2009 will be introduced in an elaborate installation at the fair's Boulevard.