Boulevard of Innovations: Interior Innovation Awards 2011

German Design Council announced Interior Innovation Awards at imm cologne

It may be less than a decade old, but Germany’s Interior Innovation Award is becoming an Oscar of the furnishings sector. The German Design Council announced the winners of the 2011 award, and showcased them in a special exhibit at imm cologne (18-23 January). Dubbed the “Boulevard of Innovations,” the exhibition included such products as Jean-Marie Massaud’s Flow armchair (manufactured by MDF Italia) Patrick Jouin’s Lou chair (Roset Mobel), and Tobias Grau’s Fall Star floor lamp.

For the first time the Interior Innovation Award 2011 competition was opened to companies that are not imm cologne exhibitors. Eligible products included residential and office furniture, building fittings, kitchen and bath products, lighting, and textiles. Additionally, a selection of 30 prototypes by up-and-coming designers were chosen in the council’s 
[D3] Contest, a program that spotlights young talents. A separate exhibition for [D3] is also on display at the show to offer the young designers a forum to present their ideas to an international audience.

Take a look and inspiration from the winners list:

Product: Pure Rost (Wallpaper)
Manufacturer/Producer: Architects Paper
Designer: Susan Krieger, Lydia in St. Petersburg GmbH

Product: Flow Armchair
Manufacturer/Producer: MDF Italia
Designer: Jean-Marie Massaud

Product: Wogg 50 (Chair)
Manufacturer/Producer: Wogg AG
Designer: Jörg Boner

Product: Rocker (Rocking Horse)
Manufacturer/Producer: Richard Lampert GmbH
Designer: Doshie Levien

Product: Munich Lounge Chair
Manufacturer/Producer: ClassiCon
Designer: Sauerbruch Hutton, Matthias Sauerbruch und Louisa Hutton

Product: i-Cooking (Hob)
Manufacturer/Producer: ABK InnoVent BV
Designer: ABK InnoVent BV

Product: Lou (Chair)
Manufacturer/Producer: Roset Möbel GmbH
Designer: Patrick Jouin

Product: SKE 63 M 05 EU compact dishwasher
Manufacturer/Producer: Robert-Bosch Hausgeräte GmbH
Designer: Inhouse Design

Product: TA 18 Zehn (Table)
Manufacturer/Producer: e15 Design und Distributions GmbH
Designer: Philipp Mainzer

Product: Material Structures – Salut / Ori / Bristol (Textiles)
Manufacturer/Producer: Kinnasand GmbH
Designer: Kinnasand Design Team

Product: Falling Star Floor (Lamp)
Manufacturer/Producer: Tobias Grau GmbH
Designer: Tobias Grau

Product: Cluster+ (Lamp)
Manufacturer/Producer: benwirth licht
Designer: Ben Wirth und Killian Hüttenhofer

Product: Trio (Side table)
Manufacturer/Producer: pulp0
Designer: Julian Appelius

Product: Konnex (Shelf)
Manufacturer/Producer: Müller Möbelwerkstätten GmbH
Designer: Florian Gross, Florian Gross Design