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The megatrend neo-ecology relies on a fusion of ecology and economy and of sustainability and consumption, the basis of which is a sensible, intelligent and environmentally friendly use of resources. Read here what this entails and why interior design needs to shift its mindset even more.
Furniture made from food scraps and electrical waste? It's possible! In view of the climate crisis and increasing scarcity of resources, alternative raw materials are being used more and more in interior design. Read here what is already feasible and which materials have future potential.
While space in urban areas is becoming increasingly scarce, residents are experiencing a heightened longing for nature and its promise of tranquillity, rest and fresh air. With biophilic design, natural elements are brought into city apartments or offices. But what does biophilia actually mean? And what exactly do green architecture and living close to nature look like in practice? Find out here!
Can we grow herbs with an app? Can a computer take on caring for plants to improve the climate indoors? Does the climate have an impact on the wiring of buildings? Does a smart control system take on the task of switching off lights and the coffee machine when leaving a building? Our answer: yes!
In a bid to find additional living space and more generosity, the terrace and garden are becoming more and more important and are being converted into the second living room. Here, not only the spatial boundaries are becoming blurred. In the wake of the "Indoor | Outdoor" trend, today weatherproof outdoor furniture not only looks like it comes from the living room - it is also used there too.
In the summer of 2019, ten leaders of London’s cultural institutions joined some of Europe’s most exciting designers to create a "legacy piece" that they would like to pass on to a family member or the institution they lead. The ten pieces, all crafted by using American red oak, cannot be more different. However, they are connected by their claim to be sustainable and to survive generations. In January 2020, the Legacy exhibition will make its debut in Germany at imm cologne.
More and more people are at home anywhere in the world, own only the bare essentials and simply take their work with them on their laptop. Instead of having their own homes, they are increasingly living in furnished co-living apartments. What may initially sound like a stopgap is in fact a modern form of living that meets very diverse needs, such as those for personal space, community, convenience and aesthetics – and this development is more than just a short-lived trend.
Changes in lifestyles are blurring the lines between home and work, indoors and outdoors, and between functionality and a flair for life. Multifunctional and modular furniture creates a modern interior aesthetic that removes fixed boundaries. We take a look at the global trend for boundary-free living.