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Habitus loves… IMM Cologne

IMM Cologne 2013 was a celebration of good design, with a myriad of product launches and new editions. This week, we bring you the best of the show.



Created by: Eric Degenhardt for Böwer

Why we love it: These small vessels have been crafted from turned ash. The simple forms are complemented by a gorgeously muted colour range that includes natural ash, coral red, pastel turquoise, reseda green and telegrey. The simple forms, finely crafted material, and colour selection are all right on trend.

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Ready Made Curtain


Created by: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat

Why we love it: Showcased in Kvadrat’s showroom at Design Post, Ready Made Curtain is a simple hanging system that makes it easy for anyone to install a curtain at home. As the brothers say, “Little skill and few tools are needed, margin for error has been considered and perfection isn’t an absolute requirement.” What more could you ask for?

Where you can get it: Kvadrat Maharam


Cell RIng


Created by: Benjamin Hubert for Biegel

Why we love it: Launched at the Biegel showroom as part of the off-site Passagen programme, Cell is a collection of jewellery that takes strength from its cellular construction. Fine strips of precious metals undulate together and away from each other, stabilising the ring and reflecting the light. Cell is available in sterling silver, gold and platinum. 

Where you can get it :Biegel






Created by: e15

Why we love it:  One of the most significant architects and designers from the modernist period, Ferdinand Kramer’s furniture designs are elegant, adaptable, and intelligent. Luckily for us, German brand e15 has made four of his original designs available again, decades after their original production. The new pieces include a sofa, an armchair (originally created for a Mies van der Rohe apartment), a daybed, and the stackable FK12 FortyForty side table.

Where you can get it: Living Edge




Created by: Nendo for Conde House

Why we love it:  One of the highlights of IMM, the Splinter collection embodies everything we have come to love from prolific Japanese designers Nendo. In each piece, the timber seems to splinter as if peeling away from itself. The backrests of chairs, for example, splinter into armrests and legs, and the coatrack stand peels into coat hooks.

Where you can get it: Conde House 




Created by: Lorenz * Kaz for Zeitraum 

Why we love it: An homage to Scandinavian classics. We love the freely hanging leather seat and the combination of natural leather with beech. Underlying the simple, Scandinavian form is a detailed and complex construction. A leather-bound aluminium insert in the seat works to stabilise the chair while maintaining the flexibility of the leather.

Where you can get it: Insitu


Generation 6000


Created by: Kai Malte Röver

Why we love it: There were over 175 exhibitors at this year’s LivingKitchen show at IMM. We love the new Generation 6000 collection of built-in appliances launched by Miele. With over 200 pieces in the collection, two design lines, and four colours, it’s the company’s biggest product launch to date. It is also the first time two design lines have been created for the one collection – PureLine (pictured) and ContourLine.

Where you can get it: Miele


Papilio Outdoor


Designed by: Naoto Fukasawa for B&B Italia

Why we love it: We’ve loved Naoto Fukasawa’s Papilio range since it appeared in 2008. We love it even more with the addition of an outdoor version. Identical to the indoor versions, the Grande Papilio, Piccola Papilio, and Mini Papilio are now available in polyethylene interlacing that gives the chair a lighter appearance. We also love the anthracite colour.

Where you can get it: Space Furniture