IMM Cologne, Germany, January 2016

Hot on the heels of my coverage from Maison & Objet in Paris, I am excited to be able to share the wares that wowed me at Imm Cologne in Germany.

For those not in the know, IMM Cologne brings together some 1200 companies from about 50 countries. Smaller than Salone del Mobile, which takes over Milan every April, IMM is still considered a heavyweight on the design circuit, with a growing number of manufacturers choosing to launch new products there, rather than wait a couple of months for Salone.

Some might argue that it makes sense to do so. With so many things to do, see and experience during show week in Milan, designs that deserve to shine are all too easily overlooked.

So, without further ado, it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to my favourite finds at Imm Cologne.

Wishing you a creative week.


English furniture brand ercol launched Pero, a new collection of oak furniture in collaboration with designer Matthew Hilton. The hero piece, in our opinion, is the Pero desk, which features a pull-out drawer at the front and is lined with a warm soft textured matt linoleum in a conifer colour. At the back is a matt black metal fold-out space to allow wires for technology to access the piece.


Super lightweight and stackable, the new Nolita lounge chair by Pedrali is perfect for relaxing in the summer sun or for a quick get away when the rain comes! A seat cushion is available as an accessory.


New versions of Sebastian Herkner’s Bell Light for Classicon just goes to show that this design is still relevant, three years on from its launch. The addition of metallic elements enhances its industrial vibe.


Top marks to &tradition, which has resurrected Arne Jacobsen’s iconic Bellevue lamp. While the look harks back to 1929, when Jacobsen designed the lamp, it now comes in five modern finishes. Seen here in brass.

Walter Knoll

The Isanka sofa by EOOS for Walter Knoll combines premium saddle leather with elegant, natural fabrics to create a sofa that looks inviting front and back.


Belfakto breaks the rules with its striking Chorum oak table bearing distinctive sculpted legs. Chorum comes with a choice of a circular or rectangular top.


E15’s collaboration with British architect David Chipperfield continues with the Leighton coffee table, an extension of the family of products he debuted on behalf of the German manufacturer during Milan Design Week in 2015.