Discover the most dynamic new German designs for 2018
Each year, our team heads over to Europe’s first fair of the year, IMM Cologne, to view the latest product and brand launches. Here we unveil our edit of Germany’s finest new contemporary pieces, from textured wall modules and stacking containers, to smart serving trolleys and monochrome lights, all brought together and delivered as a refined visual feast.
Grace bar cart, by Sebastian Herkner, for Schonbuch
The 1950s bar cart is reimagined for a contemporary take on cocktail hour. Minimalist and modern, the two German forces of Herkner and Schonbuch use powder-coated metal, wood and glass to achieve this sophisticated design.
Balancer floor lamp, by Yuue, for Northern
For Berlin studio Yuue design, the Balancer lamp is a true geometric vision with its sleek lines and architectural steel form that allows it to channel a steady look, almost as if personified and peering over at you.
Bow coffee table, by Guiherme Torres, for ClassiCon
Brazilian designer Guilherme Torres channels the 1970s for his coffee table design for Munich-based brand ClassiCon. The metal model is customisable with both marble and lacquered top options available
Zenso chair, by Formstelle, for Zeitraum
This chair’s circular structure follows Ensõ, the well known painted symbol in Japanese calligraphy. Zenso adopts an eloquent figure with its sloped angles and overlapping upholstered seat and backrest
Stellar pendant light, by Sebastian Herkner, for Pulpo
Launched as part of Pulpo’s Cystal Collection, these hand-blown glass lights are ode to the cosmos. Mimicking the deep rivines of the moon, the spherical designs loom large for a celestial effect
Kasa stacking bowls, by Wolfgang Hartauer, for Tecta
These oak, maple and walnut trays sit in perfect synergy thanks to Tecta’s nifty carving to ensure the trio stack seamlessly. Described as mini tabletop sculptures, the organic pieces can be configured in different ways for DIY desk design
Wave upright wall module, by Hey-Sign
Hey-Sign aimed to be discreet with the arrival of its new modules for the Wave range of sound absorbing wall panels. The wool-felt pin board has a muted palette to merge effortlessly with the space, whilst still being highly functional