Published on : Friday, January 1, 2016
Every year, imm cologne hosts the Pure Talents contest to give a platform to enterprising young designers. 19 contest entries by design students and graduates from all over the world have been chosen for this special exhibition to be held from 18-24 january 2016 at imm cologne.
The Pure Talents exhibition is an established name with design enthusiasts and trade visitors to imm cologne and LivingInteriors, which this year will once more be held in conjunction with the International Interiors Show. The first call for submissions for this young talent contest was in 2004, and the participating numbers have steadily grown with each passing year. The 2016 Pure Talents contest marks the 13th year for the internationally prestigious design competition for young designers who are still pursuing their studies or have just left university. The contest is organized in cooperation with the German Design Council.
Unconventional products will be on display at the upcoming imm cologne, as 19 young designers will present their ideas and prototypes as part of the Pure Talents Contest special exhibition. Amongst other things, there are folding bathtubs made of carbon fibres, light that can be carried in collapsible baskets, and a workspace that can transform into a decorative illuminated object once the work is done.
An internationally recognized jury of experts chooses the three best designs. Each year, imm cologne awards a prize to the winners. A total of 375 products by 474 designers from all over the world have been part of the contest exhibition. Many of these products have found their way into the collections of well-known manufacturers. The Pure Talents Contest is organized in cooperation with the German Design Council.