imm cologne 2019

•••2••• Messewelten Wood Industry Summit at Ligna TheWood Industry Summit will be in its third season at Ligna 2019, which runs from 27 to 31 May in Hannover, Germany. Staged in Hall 26 and themed “Access to Resources and Technology”, the summit is a well-established showcase for the forestry and wood industries, the organiser Deutsche Messe reports. The event is organised in conjunction with the German Forestry Council (KWF) and comprises a forum, lounge and exhibition area. This year, the summit will include an all- new group pavilion that will explore the implications of the German government’s “Charter for Wood 2.0” policy direction. Entitled “Future Workshop for Wood & Forestry under the Charter for Wood 2.0” , the pavilion is a showcase for international startups, a hub whe r e young , i nnov a t i ve companies can present their ideas and visions for the future of the forestry and wood industries. Expanded show in Guangzhou With an expanded feature show- case, CIFM / interzum guangzhou will take place on 28 – 31 March, 2019. The organisers have an- nounced the return this year to take up twice as much space in view of strong growth potential for this market. CIFM / interzum guangzhou is the largest trade fair in the woodworking machinery, furniture production and interior decoration industry in Asia. The 2019 edition will span 17 halls across Area B and C of the venue occupying 150,000 square metres and is expected to feature the lat- est products and technologies from over 1,500 exhibiting compa- nies from more than 38 countries and regions. Some 85,000 visitors are poised to gather at the much- anticipated event. Aiming to make a strong comeback after a short hiatus from CIFM / interzum guangzhou is the South Korea pa- vilion, boosting the number of na- tional pavilions to eight. Four pa- vilions will hail from German, Turkey, US/Canada, Italy, while the other three will be led by the American Hardwood Expor t Council (AHEC), Canada Wood and French Timber. LivingKitchen: Küche, Kochen und Design Wie sieht das Küchendesign von mor- gen aus, wie verändern die Ernäh- rungstrends die Technologien in der Küche, und wie smart können wir Ko- chen und Konsumieren, Wohnen und Essen vernetzen? Parallel zur imm co- logne zeigen Markenhersteller und Designer auf der LivingKitchen ihre Vision vom Leben in der Zukunft. Bei den drei Eventformaten Future Tech- nology, Future Design und Future Foodstyles geht es um künftige For- men der Küchenausstattung und -ge- staltung, aber auch um die Frage, wie wir in Zukunft leben werden. Fach- publikum und Endverbraucher inte- ressierten sich nämlich nicht nur für die immer wohnlicher gestylten Kü- chen, sondern auch für Themen wie moderne Ernährungskonzepte und neue Technologien, heißt es bei der Koelnmesse. Küche sei heute mehr als ein Raum für geselliges Kochen – sie steht für einen Lifestyle. Turning“Das Haus”on its head Installation simulates a residential house at imm cologne 2019 E very year, the international interiors show imm cologne presents a differ- ent, very personal vision of contemporary living, created by hot young designers and design teams from around the world. At this year’s imm cologne show, a Rotterdam-based studio will turn “Das Haus” into an experiment in living itself. “We’re delighted to blaze a trail for inquisitive design with our version of ‘Das Haus’. We see the project as an opportunity to ques- tion some of the typical ways our living environments operates and to work up alternatives. The space that we’re developing for ‘Das Haus’ will be unfamiliar yet inviting at the same time – in a balance between abstraction and warmth,” the designers promise. With the appearance in Cologne, the spotlight turns to a studio that is still very new on the scene and whose ori- gins cannot be clearly defined, either in terms of nationality or discipline. Kate and Joel Booy – both born in 1981 – are a couple from Brisbane, Australia, who met when studying graphic design at Queensland College of Art, Griffith Uni- versity. In 2010, after a few years work- ing and teaching, they moved to Europe where, following Joel’s degree in prod- uct design at the prestigious Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands, they founded their studio in 2014, lo- cated in the heart of an industrial area around the port of Rotterdam. The “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” in- stallation simulates a residential house at the international interiors show imm cologne. Every year, a new designer is nominated and, based on their plans and designs, the fair organises the erection of an approximately 180-square-metre house in the Pure Editions area, Hall 3.1. The furniture, colours, materials, lighting and accessories are also selected by the designer, rendering the finished house an individual, integrated configuration of in- terior design. The project thereby deals not just with contemporary furnishing trends but also with people’s aspirations as well as so- cial change. Background “Das Haus” was staged for the first time in 2012 and the Indian- British design team of Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien was nomi- nated to introduce the new for- mat. They installed a seemingly organically grown space, which allowed inhabitants and cultures to interact in a spirit of communi- cation. In 2013, the Italian product designer Luca Nichetto introduced the next installation of the design event with an elegant ensemble, the construc- tion open on all sides. Last year, the Czech designer Lucie Kol- dova transformed “Das Haus” 2018 into a very specific experiment into the emo- tional dimension of various lighting com- positions, a powerfully conceptual crea- tion at the interface between art and design, abstraction and sensuality. Creative Director imm cologne Dick Spierenburg (left) with Kate und Joel Booy Photo: Lutz Sternstein / Koelnmesse Außergewöhnliche Design-Ideen für die moderne Küche zeigen die Aussteller der LivingKitchen. Foto: Koelnmesse / Harald Fleissner