Every year we scour the earth for the most beautifully designed and made furniture we can get our eyes and hands on. One such recent sojourn was to this year’s IMM Cologne furniture fair in, yes, you guessed it Cologne, or KOLN as some prefer. Take a look below at a few stand-outs arriving at our showroom(s) this Spring.

Cassina presented its very first outdoor collection called: The Cassina Perspective Goes Outdoor during this year’s fair:

Philippe Starck celebrates the harmony and osmosis with nature through the Fenc-e Nature seating collection, featuring organic, almost primitive forms and materic touches, like the armrest in solid teak with a sanded finish to create a raw natural effect. The lines and volumes focus on comfort, with the possibility of reclining the back in two different positions: conversation or relaxation.
Rodolfo Dordoni takes his cue from the vacation spirit of the 1950s for the design of the Sail Out outdoor sofa. The modular design suggests the soft form of inflatable canvas pads, thanks to individual upholstered segments inserted in pockets bordered by the stitching of the covers. Sail Out offers a multitude of possible combinations with three modules for the seat, and three auxiliary parts.
Patricia Urquiola has created Trampoline, a relaxation island for large, welcoming spaces. The distinctive feature is the weave, made by hand in polypropylene cord, which becomes a decoration: available in melange or multicolor versions, woven around the base and the back.
Finally, the brand has decided to re-launch the Collezione LC with a new range of fabrics and finishes to enhance the living and dining settings offered for outdoor living, with the LC1 armchair with pivoting back, the LC3 sofa, the LC6 dining table, the LC7 swivel chair, the LC8 swivel stool and the LC10-P low tables.

B&B Italia:
For 2020, B&B Italia presents three new outdoor collections, which complement its offer by opening up to three different complementary worlds. We are faced with the work of three undisputed masters of international design, who embody three unique approaches to product design.

The typically Italian touch of Antonio Citterio gives shape to Hybrid, a seating system that masterfully combines design rigor and comfort in a project that puts textile at the center. With the Ayana seats and tables, Naoto Fukasawa blends Far East and Northern Europe, thanks to a unique combination of essential shapes and natural wood, made possible by ingenious technical solutions that are as complex as they are invisible. The genius and the ironic twist of Philippe Starck, in his very first collaboration with B&B Italia, are best expressed with Oh, it rains!, a sofa and an armchair so full of ideas and surprises that ideally make them the founders of a new product category.


Sebastian Herkner is a master at turning our usual perception of materials upside down. He once again achieves this effect in a fascinating way with his Plissée Floor Lamp: the lampshade, like a sensual, weightless balloon of light, balances on a metal base.
In 2020, the Bell Table series by Sebastian Herkner has been expanded: the Bell High Table has joined the Bell Side and Coffee Tables. Due to its dimensions, it is perfectly suitable as a highlight in any living-dining area and for the presentation of special objects in lobbies and public areas.
Minimalism encounters opulence – Deep Tuft quite naturally resolves this obvious contradiction. The modular sofa was designed in 1972 by the New York designer Harvey Probber. The autodidact first coined the concept and the term modular (sitting) furniture in the 1940s; with Deep Tuft, he lifted his approach to a new level. Thanks to its iconic design, Deep Tuft became the unwavering and up-to-date source of inspiration for many more sofa designs by renowned designers.


Paradise Bird is a collection of unusual pieces of furniture: it manifests an attitude to life, an exciting interplay of freedom and retreat, openness and reassurance. In balance between shape and essence, through a bold design that merges elegance and flexibility, Paradise Bird is rooted into the Viennese tradition of sophistication. The family composed of a lounge chair, a high back chair, a two-seater sofa and a stool transcribes the eclecticism of a research that aims to enhance the comfort. 

CC tapis: 

Multiple planes of brilliant chequerboards clash and crackle in Martino Gamper’s Xequer collection.
Rug Invaders is an inter-galactic, shape-shifting army of contemporary hand-knotted rugs born from the minds of the cc-tapis design-lab.
Maarten De Ceulaer has always had an affinity for birds. Years ago, he came across the works of John James Audubon and John Gould and ever since has regularly used these illustrations as a source of inspiration for this rug, Feathers.
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