From 18 through 24 January 2016 at imm cologne, Spanish exhibitors will present a broad spectrum of the latest designs for the residential and contract sectors. Furniture inspired by Spanish decor, stylish luminaires and design for outdoor spaces will be on show for an international audience. Market-ready innovations and time-tested products demonstrate the country’s contemporary understanding of design and emphasise the international appeal of Spanish creativity.
The orientation of Spanish companies towards design as an economic factor must also be viewed within this context. Many manufacturers in the contract sector rely on an ongoing collaboration with designers and on continuous processes for innovation. With this systematic approach, they have embedded design firmly within their business culture – and not only in terms of product development, but also in marketing and presentation to the public. In doing so, they have created their own environment that is attractive and influential at an international level. Spain has long been a design market with a global footprint: it has a high export share and its domestic manufacturers cooperate with designers from all over the world.
The global significance of Spanish design is evident, for example, from the many international projects that feature contributions from the country’s manufacturers and designers. Designs from the Iberian Peninsula can be found in hotels, restaurants and bars, offices and public buildings. The popularity of Spanish product and interior design is due above all to its diversity in form, colour and material and to its distinctive sense of style. The ease with which it unites tradition and modernity also contributes to the positive image of design “made in Spain”.
Contract Design – Spanish exhibitors at imm cologne 2016:
Cármenes:Hall 3.2/Stand D039
Gandia Blasco: Hall 11.1/Stand E031 E033
Mobles 114: Hall 2.2/Stand J041
Ondarreta: Hall 3.2/Stand D034
Punt Mobles: Hall 2.2/Stand K015
Sancal: Hall 2.2/Stand H011
Treku:Hall 3.2/Stand D034
Vondom: Hall 11.2/Stand K051