Splash of Cologne
If the economy is in a state of distress, then certainly no one told the furniture manufacturers that exhibited a wide range of innovative new forms in Cologne. Here is a sampling of what was available at the Köln Messe.
edited by Elana Frankel -- Interior Design, 4/1/2001 12:00:00 AM
Komplot: The Non chair, designed by Boris Berlin and Poul Christiansen for Källemo, is made of rubber with built-in spring bands. It can be used both indoors and out. Available through Moss, 146 Greene Street, New York, NY 10002.
E15: Designers Florian Asche and Philipp Mainzer founded the company in London, naming it after the city's historic Hackney quarter. Plank, made from Douglas fir, and the accompanying pillows can be used as a bench or chaise. It is also available in walnut. E15, 4 Hospitalstrasse, Oberursel, Germany 61440. www.e15.com.
Artelano: The Chauffeuse chrome lounger, designed by Lissoni Associati, has a cotton or flannel cover. Available through M2L, 979 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10021. www.M2Lcollection.com.
Fasem: Edge, from designer Stefano Gallizioli, is offered as a stacking, arm, or lounge chair. Each has a chrome or painted steel frame and an upholstered seat and back. Available through DDC, 181 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
Lloyd Loom: First introduced last year in prototype, Ross Lovegrove's Loom chair has been refined for this year's market. Made from an industrialized wicker, the chair is offered in natural, white, silver, and black. Loom, 3 Justus-von-Liebig-Strasse, Landsberg, Germany D-86899. www.lloydloom.de or email@example.com.
Cassina: Reef, from Piero Lissoni, includes an armchair that rotates 360 degrees and a sofa with two, three, or more seats. The three-seater has a split back so each part can be raised and tilted individually. Cassina, 155 East 56th Street, New York, NY 10022. www.cassina.it.