From 14 to 20 January, JESS DESIGN presents their newest models and newest shades of leather at imm cologne - Stand A-017 in Hall 3.1.

The first international furniture fair of the year is traditionally held in Cologne. The 2019 edition of imm cologne will be held from 14 to 20 January, when all the leading brands will be presenting their latest collections. Dutch design furniture manufacturer Jess, which now exports to more than 40 different countries, has many new designs to show the visiting buyers from renowned furniture stores and will be located at Stand A-017 in Hall 3.1.

The theme of this year’s fair, which is ‘Discover interior ideas’, is particularly fitting for Jess, as the company has so many new items in its collection. The open stand in Hall 3.1, known as the Pure Editions area, is also the perfect location for the company. Director Maarten van de Goor explains: “In previous years, we had stands in Hall 11, right at the top of the exhibition centre. What we like about the new setting in Hall 3.1 on the ground floor is its open character, along with the young, dynamic companies that present themselves there.

‘Das Haus’, a simulated residential house covering an area of around 180 m², will be in the same hall too. This is a fully furnished artistic concept expressing the personal creative vision of its designers. Selected this year is the Australian designer duo Truly Truly. Through ‘Das Haus’, the organisers aim to ensure that imm cologne not only presents the very latest trends in interiors but also stimulates discussion about what people actually want from their homes, while also reflecting societal changes.”

New materials

Jess cannot wait to show the new materials it has been using to visitors to imm cologne. Its latest furniture incorporates steel elements, which are copper-plated and then aged. “The last step is for the steel to be lacquered. The process is a natural one, with no single item being the same as another. This gives the furniture a unique look and feel.” Jess is now also exploring fabrics to complement its leather upholstery.

Combining leather with fabric gives a surprising twist to an interior, creating a luxurious and yet warm look and feel. Jess’s walnut and sand-blasted oak tabletops are also sure to catch the eye of many visitors. “Our lounge chairs are made of weatherproof materials so that they can be used outside. This makes it possible to extend the atmosphere created for your interior to outside areas in a natural way.”

New designs and colours

Additions to the existing collection include exquisite new shades of leather and a surprising round bar table. However, visitors to the Jess stand will also be able to admire the company’s completely new product groups, which include coffee tables, lounge cushions and woollen rugs, made to measure and edged with a leather border. “More and more people are asking us about entire interiors. These new products are our response to these requests. We have also added functionality: the dining chairs, armchairs and bar stools can now also rotate, offering even greater comfort.”

Open season for fairs

The imm cologne kicks off the new season of fairs. This year, Jess will also be present at the Furniture Light Fair in Stockholm, Salone del Mobile in Milan, Design District Rotterdam, M&O Paris and 100% Design in London.