Together with Frame, i29 breaks the mould with its experiential IMM LivingInteriors pavilion. The installation plays with concepts of immateriality and illusion, while showcasing the latest from leading manufacturers of flooring and wallcoverings.
Confusion flips flooring on its head. Together with Amsterdam-based architects i29, styling company Kamer 465’s whimsical installation features Zurich-based Studio Hannes Wettstein’s Formpark for Bauwek Parkett. Illustrating the trend ‘Anything, Anywhere’, the Formpark system features easy installation and countless customizable patterns. Two formats, both 260 mm wide yet varying in length, connect to form more than 26 compositions. Roused by the subtle play of texture and light, configurations can be mixed and matched to suit any space or style. Inside i29’s glazed interior, a herringbone pattern transforms the system’s seemingly simple components into a compelling landscape. Above, foliage curiously suspended from the ceiling drips with Sikkens K5.61.45, a leafy tint of AkzoNobel’s acrylic paint. The woody fragrance of @aroma’s Message Aroma heightens the space’s overall allure.
Hi-Macs and TheSize’s Neolith step into the limelight with Luminous, Kamer 465’s vision for the brands’ innovative product lines. Inspired by a starry night sky, the installation features Neolith’s Basalt Black from the Fusion range and Hi-Macs’ speckled Black Sand from the Classic collection. Inside i29’s delicate glass cube, a juxtaposition of darkness and light sets the scene for the ‘Smart Materials’ trend. Developed using Neolith’s Full Body pigmentation process, the colour of each Fusion slab runs through the material, making the line exceptionally resilient to scratches and daily wear-and-tear. Suitable for both commercial and residential applications, Hi-Macs has got interiors covered. Emerging from the shadows, an assortment of objects by Dutch designers – Diederik Schneemann’s 3D Printing vs Copyright chair and Dirk van der Kooij’s Chubby chair, Flow dining chair and Changing vase – glow under a colourful light installation envisioned by visual artist Heleen Blanken.
Florim’s Casa Dolce Casa and Casalis join forces in Hiding, an installation realized by i29 and Kamer 465. Casalis’s textured Cello, an acoustic 3D fabric from the Architextiles series, meets Casa Dolce Casa’s sleek nature-inspired porcelain Stones & More range. Modelling the ‘Smart Materials’ trend, the collections marry technology with aesthetics. Available in nine hues, Stones & More uses the latest in digital printing to imitate the look and feel of natural stone. The brainchild of Aleksandra Gaca, Casalis’s woven Architextiles subtly absorbs sound with effortless style. Glimpses of iconic pieces including Menu’s Afteroom chair, Vitra’s Panton chair and House Bird – provided by Smow – as well as &Tradition’s In Between chair and Palette table slip in and out of view between fluttering state-of-the-art fabrics by Swiss textile manufacturer Jakob Schlaepfer and international textile producers Creation Baumann.
A lively landscape of 15 x 15-cm wall tiles from Mosa’s vibrant Colors series adorn Kamer 465’s surreal Perspective installation to underline the trend ‘Anything, Anywhere’. With a collection of 50 contrasting hues on offer, Mosa’s modular ceramic range encourages creative freedom through the exploration of colour. A made-to-order option lets users customize each tile for the perfect tint. Projected in partnership with i29, Kamer 465’s dreamy display showcases a curious constellation of iconic furnishings from brands including Linteloo’s Mark and Tulipani chairs, Spectrum’s Steltman chair, Vitra’s Standard chair and Occasional table – provided by Smow – and Menu’s WM string lounge and FUWL cage table.
Inside i29’s glass compound, Kamer 465 exhibits Ege’s Fields of Flow carpet collection in Lost, an ethereal installation that pays tribute to the timeless yet forever refreshing ‘Inspired by Nature’ trend. Featuring the line’s Watercolour Grey, a mirrored partition reflects and multiplies the moss-like surface into infinity, expanding the viewer’s horizons. Influenced by Asian culture and Feng Shui tradition, patterns mimicking bamboo, clouds and the lotus flower echo the natural world. An intricate web of yarn composed by visual artist and interior architect Robbert de Goede adds an additional layer of perspective.
Frame magazine unveils a pavilion brimming with wall and floor trends at IMM Cologne's LivingInteriors. Make sure to get your free ticket to LivingInteriors and experience our pavilion where i29 visualizes three major trends: 'Inspired by nature', 'Anything, anywhere' and 'Smart materials'. Can't make it to IMM Cologne 2016 in person? Scroll down for an inspirational first impression of Frame's mirrored glass pavilion currently on display at LivingInteriors until Sunday 24 January.
Photos Sigurd Kranendonk, courtesy of Kamer 465