19th January, when Christmas's seems far away, I did a one day visit to start the tradeshow calendar. I focused on Halls 4, 3 and 2, since immcologne 2016 presented Pure Talents (emergent designers) in those halls.
I was strocked by the great Zanat's roof, where wood was the star. Their added-value: they emphasize craftsmanship and they blend it into modern design.
Designer's collective called my attention; they are poping up everywhere; it makes sense, independent designers are trying to get to their market and new technologies provide the tools to make it possible. But joining around a collective gives them more visibility and strengh;I would like to emphasize three of them: DESIGNERS TOWER, afilii and ISTANBUL'DAN; each one has a its own focus: first one on regions (Austria, Switzerland, Germany), second one in the market segment: kids; the last one in the collection's starting point: a tribute to Istanbul; products made by local craftsmanship and designed by German industrial designers.
What may happen is that these collective grow and become designer editorials, as Petit Friture and that immcologne will shine again as an Internation trade fair.