The indoor-outdoor borderline gets blurry, in a situation of reciprocal influences. This can be seen above all in Das Haus, the installation by the Spanish studio Mut Design inside the Koelnmesse fair facility, during imm cologne. The home designed by Alberto Sánchez and Eduardo Villalón, renamed “A la Fresca”, is an example of abstract architecture, conceived for a home in the heart of Albufera, in which there is no separation between inside and outside. It is composed of a combination of circles and squares, minimally decorated, and open on all sides. The intimate central area, the “Refugium”, is surrounded by four veranda-like environments: an area to relax and dress, an area dedicated to activities, a kitchen, and a space for body-care. Every year the number of companies wagering on outdoor furnishings increases, while they continue to cling to their own identities and philosophies. For example? This year Cologne hosts the debut of Cassina, with its first outdoor furnishings line: The Cassina Perspective Goes Outdoor.
Hall 11.2 | Stand K020 L021 – L011 K010 – L031 K030
Grandemare Outdoor is a seating system that offers all the functions and comforts of indoor upholstered sofas, but designed in a completely outdoor version. A grouping of soft geometric volumes, completely without rigid edges, resting on a platform in layered compact laminate.
Hall 11.1 | Stand F039 E038
After the success of the series of separés created by ps+a Palomba Serafini Associati, the Scacco collection is enhanced by a refined, sophisticated sofa that brings elegance to any space. In continuity with the preview, the inspiration comes from the nautical world, alternating ropes, aluminium structures and trendy colors like beige and purple.
Hall 11.2 | Stand K051
The Orizon collection includes dining tables, small tables, benches, sofas and chaises longues, designed for coordination. The design studio Lievore Altherr has created a structure in die-cast aluminium, with removable cushions that are also available in a waterproof version.
Hall 11.2 | Stand K002
The booth invites visitors to discover some of the design worlds explored by the company in recent years, interpreted in an always elegant and even more eclectic version for outdoor use. The brand has reissued various pieces in outdoor models, from tables to chairs to stools, with an accent on light, linear design.
Hall 11.2 | Stand H010 J011
The brand has chosen the showcase of imm cologne to make its outdoor debut. The Cassina Perspective Goes Outdoor is a series that combines the icons of Collezione LC and the elegant style of Charlotte Perriand with three internationally acclaimed contemporary designers: Rodolfo Dordoni, Philippe Starck and Patricia Urquiola.
Hall 3.2 | Stand D031 D039
Anton Cristell and Emanuel Gargano have been invited to design the reissue of the historic Rio chair, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The name? RioR50: the letter R comes from the original name, and reflects the form of the structural tubing. The added number 50 indicates half a century of success.