Discover the most dynamic new German designs for 2018

Left, 375 armchair, from £1,100, by Walter Knoll. Balancer floor lamp, €813, by Yuue, for Northern. Bow coffee table, from €1,680, by Guilherme Torres, for ClassiCon. Rigoletto fabric in Sky, £79 per m, by Nya Nordiska. Right, Zenso chair, from €1,030, by Formstelle, for Zeitraum. Wave upright wall module, €1,410, by Hey-Sign. Stellar pendant light, £520, by Sebastian Herkner, for Pulpo. Mirror cabinet, price on request, by Tim Kerp. Kasa stacking bowls, from €58 each, by Wolfgang Hartauer, for Tecta. Rigoletto fabric, as before. Shown throughout, Allure 1003 carpet, price on request, by Object Carpet. Photography: Peter Langer. Interiors: Elena Mora

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 (opens in new tab)

Grace bar cart, by Sebastian Herkner, for Schonbuch

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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

Balancer floor lamp, by Yuue, for Northern

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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

Bow coffee table, by Guiherme Torres, for ClassiCon

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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

Zenso chair, by Formstelle, for Zeitraum

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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

Stellar pendant light, by Sebastian Herkner, for Pulpo

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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

Kasa stacking bowls, by Wolfgang Hartauer, for Tecta

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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

Wave upright wall module, by Hey-Sign​

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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

Interiors by This Weber, Raw-Edges, New Tendency, Studio Furthermore, Nya Nordiska, Kettnaker, Julia Jessen, Thomas Schnur and Sebastian Desch

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Left, Rolf Benz 947 coffee table, €820, by This Weber, for Rolf Benz. Swing sofa, price on request, by Raw-Edges, for Richard Lampert. Torei tray, from €119; Rien glass, €40, both by New Tendency. On sofa, Neolit bowl, £220, by Studio Furthermore, for Pulpo. Scarlet fabric in Siena £99 per m, by Nya Nordiska. Right, Soma sideboard, €4,290, by Kettnaker. Unison carafe, €130; bowl, €45, both by Julia Jessen, for Schneid. Nora chair, €596 for set of two, by Thomas Schnur, for Jan Kurtz. Hood coat stand, €499, by Sebastian Desch, for Team 7. Scarlet fabric, as before

‘Neolit’ bowl, by Studio Furthermore, for Pulpo

Neolit bowl, by Studio Furthermore, for Pulpo

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'Rolf Benz 947' coffee table, by This Weber, for Rolf Benz

Rolf Benz 947 coffee table, by This Weber, for Rolf Benz

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Left, ‘Unison’ carafe; right, ‘Unison’ soup bowl, both by Julia Jessen, for Schneid

Unison carafe and Unison soup bowl, both by Julia Jessen, for Schneid

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Left, ‘Rien’ glass; right, ‘Torei’ tray, both by New Tendency

Rien glass and Torei tray, both by New Tendency

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‘Nora’ chair, by Thomas Schnur, for Jan Kurtz

Nora chair, by Thomas Schnur, for Jan Kurtz

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Interiors by Sven von Boetticher, Meike Harde, Sebastian Herkner, Tobias Grau, Nya Nordiska, Sofia Souidi, Ferdinand Kramer, Martin Schlotz and Jan Kath


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Left, W-2020 chair, €220, by Sven von Boetticher, for Wagner Living. Potpourri carafe, £140, by Meike Harde, for Pulpo. Grace serving trolley, €1,350, by Sebastian Herkner, for Schönbuch. Lipstick light, price on request, by Tobias Grau. Rigoletto fabric in Hunter, £79 per m, by Nya Nordiska. Right, 118 chair, from £285, by Sebastian Herkner, for Thonet. Gradient light, price on request, by Sofia Souidi. Calvert chess table, from €590, by Ferdinand Kramer, for E15. No.1958 vessel, price on request, by Martin Schlotz. Avio rug, €2,100 per sq m, by Jan Kath. Rigoletto fabric in Hunter, as before

‘Hood’ coat stand, by Sebastian Desch, for Team 7

Hood coat stand, by Sebastian Desch, for Team 7

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'Potpourri' carafe, by Mieke Harde, for Pulpo

Potpourri carafe, by Mieke Harde, for Pulpo

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'Calvert' chess table, by Ferdinand Kramer, for E15

Calvert chess table, by Ferdinand Kramer, for E15

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Avio rug, by Jan Kath

Avio rug, by Jan Kath

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Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.