Showing posts with label imm cologne. Show all posts
Showing posts with label imm cologne. Show all posts
February 19, 2018

Design house Stockholm favourites | imm Cologne

Last four weeks were filled with visiting fairs, although I was invited to come to Formland and would have loved to visit Stockholm Furniture and Ligt fair, I was happy to have been able to work on three major fairs in Germany. Together with a team of fantastic bloggers I visited Domotex and last week I worked three days at Ambiente of which I will try to show you something over the next weeks.

looks a long time ago already and I would have loved to show some more impressions earlier but simply could not find the time. I think it was a really good fair and am thankful to have been able to work with the fair for the second year in a row. The next imm will take place in Hong Kong!

Design house Stockholm is one of the brands I included in my tour and I love to show some more pictures of the stand. Absolute favourite is the Tondo mortar & pestle pictured below, designed by Jessika Källeskog.   

pictures © fashionandnail
January 29, 2018

The new Scandinavian | imm Cologne 2018

After bringing my personal style to life during the Bloggers’ Trend Show last year, I have been asked to come back to imm Cologne and share my personal design highlights in a Trade fair tour for the 2018 fair in Cologne. As said every theme needs a name and I called mine 'The new Scandinavian' giving visitors the opportunity to see some of my favourite brands.  

With a preference for minimalism and functional timeless design, I am mostly drawn to Scandinavian style which I love to combine with my own soft industrial touch. Scandinavian interiors are characterized by clean lines and minimum accessories. Comfort and function are important, and natural materials such as wood, metal, stone and beautiful fabrics are used frequently. 

The Scandinavian design industry has a long history, and a lot of companies are still family-run. They cherish their traditions and craftsmanship – something I really love about many of the brands. Nowadays, many of them collaborate with young designers to be able to offer the contemporary and much sought-after ‘New Scandinavian style’, bringing in new colours or using dark wood next to the familiar pale and muted colours. Many young brands follow in the footsteps of the established ones, embracing the Scandinavian basics of design while adding their own contemporary touch. 

imm Scandinavian favourites  A recap of the brands I choose, and my personal favourite items.... of course after seeing the new collections some new favourites popped up! I will highlight some more of my favourites and their new collections in the coming weeks and add all other that caught my eye in my Pinterest albums, fairs are not the best places to shoot beautiful pictures but still hope you like to have a sneak peek.

String was founded after winning a bookshelf competition by one of Sweden’s largest publishing houses in 1949 and has specialized in shelves ever since. In 2013, they expanded their offer through a collaboration with Björn Dahlström and Anna von Schewen that resulted in a folding table, followed a year later by ‘String works’, a flexible system for office and home including many accessories.

The String booth is always one the highlights of my visit at imm, not only because I love the shelving system, but also because of the amazing styling. Like in previous years, Lotta Agaton Interiors was responsabel for the styling, using the tiny homes as an inspiration the team build a small home that was inspirational and provided many ideas on how to use String in your own home.

Last year in my own trend stand for imm I already talked about the new way of living I build my stand around. People want to sit, work and entertain in the same area's and String shelving offers everything to do so. 'New' are the metal shelves and also the hangers for your wine glasses are new, making the String combination as seen in the kitchen corner in the picture above a multifunctional wall system. There were many corners that caught my eye but I fell in love with the  black oiled smoked oak pocket! 

Company website: String

Menu is probably the brand whose collection best represents my love for useful and timeless pieces that show a certain elegance. From furniture and accessories to textiles and homeware, I always find that something extra in their design that makes me want to buy it for my own home.

Menu collaborates with different designers such as Søren Rose, Taiwanese design duo Afteroom or Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen who has put his stamp on many of the furniture and smaller items. With all good design brands you always fall in love with their latest work and not only did the stand of Menu stood out by atmosphere, which I blame the new lamp collection for. I simply loved their new pieces of which I already spotted some when visiting the Menu Space in Copenhagen, with the huge Eave couch and the Zet shelfs on top of my list.

Company website: Menu 

Design House Stockholm
Until last year’s imm cologne, I was unfamiliar with Design House Stockholm, and first came across them in the list of exhibitioners to choose from for my stand. Design House invites designers to bring in their personal ideas, some of which are then selected for development and production. Working with both established and unknown designers, their ambition is reflect the very best Scandinavian design has to offer.

It was the use of green in combination with light ash wood that caught my eye at their bright stand last year and this year it was the opposite. A huge stand again with a dark wall and a focus on among other their new light design and carpet. I was so happy to have chosen Design House Stockholm as I really loved the open stand and the huge amounts of black.
Company website: Design House Stockholm

It’s often the simple things I love most for my home. Moebe first caught my eye with their poster hanger made out of a metal rod and rubber band. This minimalist approach can also be found in their frames, which consist of four lists and a rubber band holding two pieces of acrylic glass.
In collaboration with ‘Norm Architects’, one of my favourite design teams, and Copenhagen-based ‘Paper Collective’, Moebe created ‘Floating Leaves’, a series of beautiful images and frames inspired by botanic samples and illustrations. In addition to frames, Moebe offers different items for organizing and small furniture pieces such as mirrors. The company will now be launching its first larger furniture in form of a shelving system that Archiproducts already added to their design selection of 2018, a new coat rack and a full body wall mirror.
Company website: Moebe

NORR11 and 101 Copenhagen
Norr11 was one of my collaborating partners for my last year’s stand. I got introduced to them when visiting Iceland and have been following them ever since. With showrooms in Reykjavik, London and Berlin, NORR11 offers furniture pieces and home accessories. All of them are designed and developed in collaboration with young, ambitious designers who embrace innovative Scandinavian design and modern furniture architecture.

Norr11 recently collaborated with new Danish brand 101 Copenhagen for creating a unique experimental lighting collection. The creative drive is a fusion of the Scandinavian design tradition with the timeless Japanese approach to material and techniques. Their new lighting series and sculptural vases created with 101 Copenhagen went straight to my wish list

Company websites: Norr11, 101Cph

By Lassen
The Lassen brothers were among the first architects to work with functionalism in Denmark. The style became a defining characteristic, especially for Mogens Lassen, who was inspired by the German design school Bauhaus. Its geometric shapes are often reproduced in his iconic designs of which the Kubus candleholder is probably the best-known.

The company as we know it today was founded in 2008 – before that, the Kubus candleholder was reserved for good friends and family. In my own home I only have black galvanised candleholders, including the Kubus, which next to the frame collection is my favourite piece by Lassen. At imm they presented the new chairs they added to their furniture line.
Company website: By Lassen

When I first visited Denmark, &Tradition was one of the first brands I got to know during a styling workshop given at Norm Architects, designers of the iconic Milk lamp. I have been following them ever since, and I think they have a beautiful and stylish collection designed by an international team.
Choosing a favourite is almost impossible, the rice paper lamps are among my front-runners, as are different couches and smaller accessories.

At imm & Tradition showed among others their new couch 'Develius' designed by Dutch designer Edward van Vliet Develius is comprised of 16 different modular sofa components varying in depth, width and shape.
Company website: & Tradition

pictures © Vosgesparis | Written in collaboration with imm Cologone | #advertisement
December 13, 2017

The new Scandinavian | Trade fair tour for imm 2018

It has been a bit quiet on the blog over the last weeks, behind the scenes though I have been working really hard on a few major projects for 2018 at the same time. I will reveil more about all these exciting collaborations over the next few weeks, starting of today with one of the fair collaborations I have plannend for 2018.

After designing my dream space and very own stand at the Bloggers’ trend show at imm cologne earlier this year. I have been invited by imm to be part of the Bloggers' Trendshow again to share my personal design highlights and develop a Trade fair tour for the 2018 fair. 

The new Scandinavian
Every tour needs a name and I called mine 'The new Scandinavian' and selected different brands to be part of the tour, I won't reveil all in advance but I love to give you a sneak peek and by looking at the picture you might guess that MENU will be one of the brands I will be working with. 
I have been following them for years and it is one of my favourite Scandinavian brands.

So excited to see how you will like the tour and get inspired by the brands I selected, 
stay tuned for some updates, and moodboards in the coming weeks. I will be around at the fair for a few days, both to discover new design and work on the tour. I hope to see you there, scroll down for a discount code and see you in Cologne!

Imm cologne will take place from Monday 15 to Sunday 21st. The public days are from Friday, January 19 to Sunday, January 21st 2018 // Opening hours: Mon. to Sat. 9AM to 6PM // Sun 9AM to 5PM

Click here to purchase your ticket for the public weekend | friday 19 - Sunday 21st | when using the discount code ‘fashionandnail’ you will get 30% off.

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February 11, 2017

Outstanding lamps and beautiful design objects by Pulpo

I first got to meet Pulpo at Maison & Objet some years ago and was really happy to use some of their furniture, big trio table in white and a set of chiara tables around the couch and a few of their Oda lamps. Made out of a hand-blown glass body, and resting on a semicircle steel undercarriage the lamps, designed by Sebastian Herknerspread a beautiful light and were a real eye catcher together with the many plants in the atrium. 

These lamps, mixed with plants in an square atrium was my first idea and despite the changes of the size of the stand and placing the atrium to the back wall instead of freestanding I am glad I stayed with the idea, I believe first ideas are always the best don't you think!

At the fair Pulpo presented their collection in a minimalistic setting with small sections with a mirrored base and shiny silver curtains. 

In the picture above my own presentation, I so would have loved to take this beauty home with me, including the 'Balancoir' which looked so beautiful on the back wall. Ligne Roset is another favourite brand of mine from who I borrowed several items.
February 10, 2017

An urban jungle with NTRLK and Carolijn Slottje

After reading lots of positive reviews, thank you so much! I think i can say that building an atrium filled with plants was a really good idea! Wow what an urban jungle it was at the back and let's not forget to mention the air plants, according to imm the! most photographed item of the fair probably.

February 6, 2017

Stefan Knopp edition for JANUA | imm favourite

When it comes to certain company's I can get quite touched and almost emotional by seeing their products, I know it might sound strange to some of you but sometimes a brand just represent everything I really love in one simple piece of furniture or object. I have this with pieces of Dutch WDSTCK, Rick Owens, some Belgian designers like Het Heerenhuis and French Mad et Len.

When going through the list of brands to contact for my stand it was love at first sight with the wooden SK 02 Cube from the Stefan Knopp Edition from Janua and I must admit I was kind of stubborn to get them for my stand and at the end I was rewarded with not only 2 beautiful rough blocks of wood, yes I like beautiful things like that! but also with their latest product, a black coffee table, the 'BC 05 Stomp', a real statement and a solid disc cut from a tree trunk. A pretty impressive piece of wood resting on a filigree metal frame, which is available in different designs.

The cube's I already planned as beautiful freestanding pieces of art under the pictures of the Sardinian Carnival, they are available in three different heights and four different shades: black, grey, silver and white. When placing some plants on the coffee table during setup, the idea of creating a sturdy green corner that could protect the huge white lamps by Brokis was born, and turned out to be one of my personal favourite corners.

The Stefan Knopp Edition consists of a collection of tables all with unique surfaces and different benches, with the SK07 ritual bowl Stefan Knopp traverses the border between furniture and objet d'art. Turned out of a piece of wood, the bowls are then char-burned.

I was happy to meet up in person with the team at the end of a long day at the imm fair last week and took some pictures of their stand where JANUA and Freifrau together as one brand presented the characteristic tables by JANUA and seats by Freifrau more pictures of their stand at imm can be found at the website 

pictures ©fashionandnail | except for 3 and 6 ©Janua
February 1, 2017

BAM Design and Carnival traditions from Sardinia | imm 2017

I have always loved to add something unexpected to my interior, something imperfect that maybe isn't meant to use the way I use it, something that has a meaning only to me, something I found, a stone from a place I love, the old door handle my daughter brought home after visiting the old home of her grandmother in Sardinia.

Memories and our past is what makes us to the people we are now, and without a doubt next to being Dutch a part of me is strongly connected with Sardinia, the island the father of my children is born and where we spent long summers as a family. On Instagram I really enjoy following Antonella, a photographer from from Sardinia, I love to see the streets and beaches where I 'lived' and learning more about the rich history and traditions of the island.

Last year In Milan I met two designers from Nuoro and bought a small souvenir from them at their exhibition. Wanting to bring some personal memories and designers I love to imm I thought it was a great way to combine the two and invited BAM design to showcase their artistic metal work in my stand.

You might have seen the Boes on the table, the work in which the mighty ox and the sound of its bell is combined into a unique metal work on a marble base. Also their plants caught my eye and I actually spotted more cacti lately made out of in different material, watch this space... the fico d'india could easily be the new pineapple in design!

I have been asked in an interview how I wanted people to react when passing the booth and actually thought... I just want them to see something that make them wonder... what is this! 

Because of that and to express my connection with Sardinia I choose to hang four huge images on the wall made at the Sardinian Carnival. Only few people knew where they were made and I guess lots of people wondered what these images were about. 

My thought was that if people were intrigued by them they will maybe ask, and if not they might keep wondering and that would be fine too, the stand strongly represent my personal taste and memories and people were welcome to come in, and just like in real life some will come and go and other will stay a bit longer. 

Pictures of the traditional Carnival masks in Sardinia Boe in Ottana by Cristiano Cani
Carnival in Ottana is one of the island’s most fascinating and well-known. The various costumes which characterise the celebrations are genuine artisan works of art which reflect the Carnival’s ancient traditions. The two main figures are Sos Boes (the oxen), who wear wooden masks with long horns, and Sos Merdules (the peasants), who try to keep the oxen (Boes) in control. The latter run riot through the crowd, they rebel and throw themselves on the Merdule who try to control them with ropes and sticks.

Is Mustayonis e S'Orku Foresu in Sestu by Cristiano Cani

The Carnival in Sestu is one of the few traditional carnivals in the south of Sardinia and offers a magical atmosphere and fascinating, ancient rituals. The representation pivots around the essential elements of death, water, earth and rebirth. The main character is S’Orku Foresu, the animal destined to be sacrificed.
The character is wrapped in a dark animal skin and wears a head-piece with long horns. He is controlled by the Mustayonis, who keep him tied up with rope. S’Orku tries tirelessly to escape from his keepers but he is continually yanked back and beaten. Each time he falls to the ground lifeless he is revived with a handful of straw and a drop of water.


Artisanal handicraft metal work | Boes (Oxen) by BAM Design

BAM Design
The history of BAM Design dates back to mid 1800 when Nicola Bruno moved to Sardinia to work as a local coppersmith and tin craftsman. Nowadays his grandson Tonino has established with his sons, Vittorio and Andrea, their metalwork business specialized in wrought-iron, copper, brass and steel decorative and artistic products. Vittorio and Andrea combine the Bruno family know-how with the experiences and abilities of present-day handicraft and design, in the continuous search for beauty, quality and creativity. 

pictures 1&7 | 2&3 | 4-5-8 fashionandnail | 6&9 
January 29, 2017

Choosing a wooden floor | Solidfloor™

Those who visited imm might have noticed I stept a bit out of the monochrome comfort zone you are used to see from me. When designing the space I was aware of the fact that many would expect an overal black and white stand from me as somehow people seem to identify the term monochrome and my blog with only black and white. If you look closer you will see I have always loved and used some strong raw and black materials, and I am a fan of stone, marble, metal, leather, old wood and a bit of imperfection and the unexpected.

January 25, 2017

Pictures from my stand at imm 2017 | #immspired

Sanktjohanser - Cabinet Linux

Back from Cologne and imm where I spent four wonderful days at the fair, in between weekends I went home to work and Valentina, who was the most amazing host took care of the space. I am so thankful she was really interested in the projekt and could explain the idea behind it and sent visitors to the different stands of the brands represented in my stand.
January 18, 2017

Vosgesparis at IMM | IMMspired - a first look

Making beautiful mood boards was a great way to visualize my space at the Bloggers Trend show, and it was really fantastic to see it come alive this last weekend. Together with a friend and two great carpenters who helped moving heavy things around I styled the stand in a few hours into a warm and green space. In the picture you can see a part of it, I really love it and I am quite overwhelmed by the positive response I got, thank you so much for that! 

I didn't managed to make that many pictures as I was busy all day talking with visitors and things to do, from interviews with the press to making pictures with visitors and explaining my idea behind the space to answering questions about everything from the amazing flooring by Solidfloor to the airplants in the atrium. I will be sure to make time in the next few days when I go back to make more detailed shots, as there is so much I want to show you.

This next Friday, Saturday and Sunday the fair is open to the public and you can still use the promocode in the sidebar for a special offer. I hope to see you then! Stay tuned for more updates soon, meanwhile have a look at this item at the IMM site to read more about the brands you see in the above picture 
Surround yourself with things you love! 

flooring Solidfloor | table Janua | lightning Brokis | candle holder Galit Begaz

pictures ©fashionandnail
January 9, 2017

vtwonen paint for Graham and Brown | IMMspired Update

A new week and a new mood board to show you the colours by Graham & Brown I will use at my trend stand, it is such a fun way to show things don't you think. This whole project is so exciting and to be honest I have never done something this big! It is such an honour to have been asked by IMM, one of the most important European interior and design fairs, to show my very own style on 80 square meter. I hope to meet you and welcome you in my stand and show you around in my world. Find me at the Passage between hall 2-3 Stand P003

I love to build good relationships with brands and designers, and was really happy to find some I met during my travels exhibiting at IMM, and borrow furniture and accessories from them and other brands for the stand, I will also bring a huge suitcase filled with some personal things and the work of some designers I like and met during my travels for the blog.

At the start of the project I found an amazing concrete wallpaper with a cool graphic motive but as said before I wanted to go beyond the black, the white and the concrete walls. Maybe I even wanted to challenge myself to use some colour, and go for a stylish and darker atmosphere.

Choosing colours
Some time ago I received the hand painted samples from the vtwonen wall paint collection for Graham & Brown, I immediately loved the matte and powdery appearance and asked them to work with me on this project. Luckily they loved to sponsor me, and with a sample of the dark floor I got sponsored by Solidfloor as a starting point, I choose for the colours 'Pine' and 'Flax'.

When the layout of my stand changed during the process, I had to let go a few of my original ideas and therefore will use less green and added an additional light grey, all mixed with lots of cool furniture and 
a few bold and stylish black and hand made pieces.

image credit naked kitchens
Graham & Brown
The innovative British wallpaper manufacturer Graham & Brown offers the latest wallpapers, wall decorations and paint for your house. Regularly they collaborate with well known designers in order to add new and creative work to the collection.

Together with Dutch interiors magazine vtwonen they developed a paint collection consisting of 40 colours from basic to contemporary. The wall paint, which I also used in my stand, consists of a matte paint with a chalk look. Colours can be combined with each other in order to perfectly fit every taste, and is next to wall paint available as a matte water based lacquer paint. The wall above was painted with paint from the collection.

Let's connect!
It is always fun to actually meet other bloggers and readers of Vosgesparis so I hope you will come and say hello and have a chat. We will have some cool prizes and exciting brands and designers to share on Instagram... let's connect!

Brands shown in the moodboard
In the moodboard you can see the Colours I will be working with: Flax, Pine and light grey all from the vt wonen wall paint by Graham & Brown

The Army green pouf is from the Cosima element sofa by Bolia which I will use in combination with some leather elements from the same collection, come and hang out on them!

Stool and side tables by Stefan Knopp for Janua I really love these and can't wait to see them at my booth as they represent that raw element I love to bring into a home. The 
other pictures in the moodboard are found at Kinfolk and tumblr.