design contest in Cologne … my 3 best talents

That will get a little bit messy. I’ve still got some cool stories to tell from both Cologne and Amsterdam. Here’s one from the IMM Cologne. The [d³] contest attracts 450 product submissions every year. Entrants must be students or recent graduates who completed their studies no longer than three years ago. This year there were 35 prototypes on display. Here are three of them.

raphael van allmen


This year, first place went to raphael von allmen from switzerland for his chair with flexible backrest. Raphael studied at ECAL University of art and design Lausanne. I like his chair and the fact that he speaks polish (learned it because of his girlfriend).

jordi canudas

Jordi Canudas is born in Barcelona but works and lives in London. His sofa is a piece of interactive Architecture. A wall and a place to sit or to lounge. Movement, sound and touch hint at what might be happening on the other side.

aylin kayser & christian metzner

The two Germans developed a wax lamp which melts when it is used… good design and marketing.

| imm design talents 2008 |

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