Article from the 2012-01-25, by Markus Abraham
Already for the 10th time, the shape and design council came together in Copenhagen with the Cologne Fair (Koelnmesse GmbH) to offer the Interior Innovation Award – one of the most renowned design awards of the world. The winners 2012 and the Interior Innovation Award – Best of the Best 2012 were presented in a special show during the imm cologne.
“Also in this year the jury work for the Interior Innovation Award has been inspiring”, explained Andrej Kupetz, manager of the shape and design council. “The quality of the presented products is extremely high – and by the opening of the competition in the past year, we achieved to make a competition out of design quality in the international furnishing branch.”
The participation at the Interior Innovation Award isn’t only permitted to expositors of the imm cologne anymore since 2011. All companies of the interior branch with products of the areas: furniture, bath, office / working place, wall / floor / ceiling, kitchen / household, lamps and textiles can present their works for the Interior Innovation Award.
Exceptional prototypes of international, talented young designers are viewable in the exposition of the 3D Contest in hall 3.2, desk A003 and D011. Three young talents are also awarded with the Interior Innovation Award 2012.
Find more information on the homepage of the Rat für Formgebung (shape and design council, German site).