It was the aim of the imm cologne and of the Design Council to create an independent and branch-oriented award in 2002. The result was the interior innovation award: It is considered one of the most renowned design awards of furniture design all over the world.
The interior innovation award represents innovative master-class performances in all product areas of the branch, it awards the three categories Selection, Winner and Best of the Best. The renowned design award offers an effective instrument to position and differentiate on the furniture market. That’s not enough, since the competition also sets new standards for new comers: The interior innovation award 2014 is also given to three newcomer designers for the eleventh time. The newcomers are selected by the jury on the talent show D³ Contest 2014.
On the famous Cologne furniture fair, the imm cologne is where the interior innovation award is given annually. The Design Council organizes it. However, the participants of the imm Cologne aren’t the only ones to participate in the competition anymore since 2011. All the companies of the interior, design and furniture branch are able to participate in the competition with products out of the areas furniture, bathroom, office/workplace, building equipment, wall/floor/ceiling, kitchen/household, lamps and textiles.
Many famous members are in the jury of 2014: Among them are Sebastian Wrong, designer and co-founder of Established and Sons, Barbara Friedrich, the chief editor of A&W, and the designer Stefan Scholten.
Innovative products as winners
Among others, the interior innovation award 2014 was given to the Flötotto Add shelving system and the Müller Möbelwerkstätten HIDEsk. Both of the protects have an innovative function, so that the design award completes its purpose: The Add shelving system by Flötotto has a connecting element to unify as much modules as desired. Whether in a big hall or in a small corner – the A&W-Designer of the year 2014, Werner Aisslinger designed Add shelf will find a suitable place.
The HIDEsk secretary by Müller Möbelwerkstätten is especially made for one corner: HIDEsk isn’t an error in capitals letterls, but it emphasizes that the foldable secretary is able to hide in small corners. If HIDEsk is closed, it has a depth of only 9 ce´m and the lacquered front panel becomes a memo board or a creative blackboard for children. If the desk is unfolded, it offers a stable woring place and a magnetic backside where you will be able to place three trays out of acrylic. The HIDEsk unifies a lot of functions occupying little space and that’s why it is truly worthy for the interior innovation award.
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