14 Interior Innovations Sweep Awards At IMM Cologne 2009

The seventh IMM Cologne Interior Innovation Awards were announced today at the end of a week long home furnishings fair in Cologne, Germany. The international jury granted 25 design awards to 14 products, including three awards to young designers (the D3Awards) and five "Best of Best" awards.

Here are the14 interior Innovation winners and their awards:


1. CONFLUENCES Modular Seating, by Philippe Nigro for Roset Möbel
Best of Best, Best Item, and Best System Awards

Manufactured in a variety of colorful fabrics, Confluences offers each the chance to sit or recline the way they like. Roset Möbel GmbH





2. OSCAR Table by Piero Lissoni for Glas Italia
Best of Best, Best Item, and Best Detail Awards

Oscar, the pure glass transparent-as-air in the countryside, table looks fragile but, in fact, is very stable due to a special tempering of the glass. Glas Italia.




3. MYTO Cantilever Chair, by Konstantin Grcic for Plank Collezioni
Best of Best, Best Item, and Materials Innovation Awards

Designer Konstantin Grcic, BASF, and Plank Collezioni collaborated to produce this lightweight cantilever chair in one block. Use of the plastic Ultradur High Speed gave this new version of the cantilever the look and feel of flexibility.





4. TORNO Side Table, by Stephan Veit for Draenert GmbH
Best of Best and Best Item Awards

German Draenert Studio won the top awards with Torno, a twisted side table made of a resin that's hard-wearing. The table is made in one piece, giving it a lovely sculptured quality.




5. SHO5 ARIE Shelf System by Arik Levey for e15
Best of Best, Best Item and Best System Awards

Designed by Arik Levy for e15, this modular shelf system has endless possibilities for display. Shelves can be turned on their sides, upside-down, stacked horizontally or vertically.