Raise the tone: uplifting colour and elevating lines from the Cologne furniture fair

Split chair, sofa, & high table

(Image credit: Frau Caze)

From bottom left, Tecta; founded: 1956; based: Lauenförde; ‘Split’ chair, €790, by Daniel Lorch, for Tecta. Piure; founded: 2006; based: Munich. ‘Mesh Living’ cabinet, €1,548, by Werner Aisslinger, for Piure. Pulpo; founded: 2008; based: Lörrach; ‘Mila High’ table, €1,450, by Sebastian Herkner, for Pulpo. Fritz und Franken; founded: 2014; based: Munster; ‘Capula’ vase, €180, by Fritz und Franken. Schönbuch; founded: 1960; based: Bad Königshofen. ‘Guard’ cabinet, from €2,395, by Christian Haas, for Schönbuch. Frau Caze; founded: 2013; based: Berlin. ‘Natú’ sofa, €5,240, by Carolin Zeyher, for Frau Caze

Chair, oki table & armchair

(Image credit: Walter Knoll)

Left, from bottom left, Thonet; founded: 1859; based: Frankenberg. ‘S18’ table, from €268, by Uli Budde, for Thonet. Jan Kath; founded: 2002; based: Bochum. ‘Boro’ rug, €2,070 per sq m, by Jan Kath. COR; founded: 1954; based: Rheda-Wiedenbrück. ‘Roc’ armchair, €2,452, by Uwe Fischer, for COR. Wagner Living; founded: 1999; based: Augsburg. ‘D1’ chair, price on request, by Stefan Diez, for Wagner Living. Schneid; founded: 2012; based: Lübeck; 'Fil’ clothing rack, €1,990, by Julia Mülling, for Schneid.

Right, from bottom left, Walter Knoll; founded: 1865; based: Herrenberg. ‘Oki’ table, from; €2,200, by EOOS, for Walter Knoll. Zeitraum; founded: 1990; based: Wolfratshausen. ‘Nonoto’ bar stool, €1,090, by Läufer & Keichel, for Zeitraum. E15; founded: 1995; based: Frankfurt ‘Kerman’ chair, from €2,700, by Philipp Mainzer and Farah Ebrahimi, for E15. Tobias Grau; founded: 1987; based: Rellingen; ‘Globe’ light, from £598, by Tobias Grau. Richard Lampert; founded: 1993; based: Stuttgart. ‘Frog’ chair, £248, by Herbert Hirche, for Richard Lampert. ‘Rubino 2.0’ fabric in Mauve, Cognac and Royal

Room with chairs

(Image credit: Oliver Schwarzwald)

From bottom left, Rolf Benz; bounded: 1964; based: Nagold. ‘383’ chair and stool, from £1,103, by Joachim Nees, for Rolf Benz. Wilkhaun; founded: 1907; based: Bad Münder. ‘PrintStool One’ stool, €599, by Thorsten Franck, for Wilkhahn. Thomas Schnur; founded: 2011; based: Cologne. ‘Stand up’ shelf, €290, by Thomas Schnur. Schneid; founded: 2012; based: Lübeck. ‘Kaskad’ light, €899, by Julia Mülling and Niklas Jessen, for Schneid. New Tendency; founded: 2012; based: Berlin. ‘Masa’ table, £3,831; bench, £1,586, both by New Tendency. ‘Rubino 2.0’ fabric in Mustard, Mauve and Royal, £90 per m, all by Nya Nordiska

Interiors: Elena Mora. As originally featured in the April 2017 issue of Wallpaper* (W*217)

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.