Next weeks of 2017 is about to get more interesting for design lovers. International furniture tradeshows are knocking at the door! Everything starts with IMM Cologne 2017, which will open its doors from 16 to 22 January, and a few days later starts Maison et Objet 2017 Paris – take this opportunity to take a look into the best Scenes d’Interieur exhibitors.
Everything from the world of interior design will be on show in Cologne in January. IMM Cologne has recorded strong growth in the mid-market segment from Eastern European and Asian exhibitors. Home Inspiration Ideas starts today to show you the very first Imm Cologne 2017 news, with Kare Design.
The new products created by the successful trendsetters represent a plea for more sensuality, audacity and playfulness in furnishing. With around 1,000 spectacular articles of furniture and the creativity which is so typical of Kare, the glittering Munich furniture brand sets the tone for interiors full of bold joie de vivre in difficult times.
On their stand the style rebels showcase twenty theme worlds and reflect today’s main global furnishing trends: the longing for quiet and nature, the desire for entertaining furniture design and enjoyment of glamorous surroundings.
Gold and brass for a bold display in the living room
The unfettered pleasure experienced by the selfie generation in showcasing themselves is expressed in the new ‘Glam Rock‘ Kare furnishing world. After years of reductionist restraint in shades of grey, a generous portion of gold and brass and discrete glamour à la grand hotel is permitted once more. This furnishing trend combines references to furniture design from the Fifties to the Seventies with the matt reflections of console tables and sideboards, deep velvety armchairs, retro sofas and plexiglass footstools covered in synthetic fur.
Strength from nature: archaic furniture made of wood, stone and iron
The longing for nature and calm within our own four walls remains a major trend in 2017. Kare’s response to this nostalgia is the new ‘Elements’ furnishing theme world, which places roughly hewn materials in an elegant context. ‘Elements’ generates associations with archaic landscapes and derives its vitality from the exciting juxtaposition of wood with glass and metal. Inspiration is provided by natural experiences such as the calm of a Swiss mountain lake or the wildness of Scotland’s rocky coastline. The ‘Fundy’ side table features a lake of greenish glass in its solid wood top.
In the ‘Vulkano’ collection amorphously shaped, dark slabs of slate rest on rough metal legs, while a mighty, weather-beaten root forms the base for the ‘Roots’ console table. Solid wooden furniture remains a central theme, but the design varies. In the ‘Brooklyn’ collection, for example, the focus is on harmoniously rounded edges and handcrafted details such as simple, decorative carvings (the ‘Puro’ collection), which tell of traditional craftsmanship.
Magical and enchanting: decoration is becoming more playful once more
Fairy tale motifs, mirrors from a legendary world of enchantment and amusing small articles of furniture add playfulness and an element of humour to the home. Furnishing design with a touch of fun is a Kare trademark. At IMM Cologne 2017 furniture fair the creative rebels from Munich are presenting their full range of furnishing delights: the White Rabbit from “Alice in Wonderland” looks out from the upholstery of a neo-baroque armchair, while a cat wearing the expression of the famous ‘Grumpy Cat’ serves as the base for a table. Dressers from the ‘Fun Factory’ series consist of lots of different colourful elements thrown together.