This week is full of design and interior inspiration. I am back from Cologne, I unpacked and now I am packing my suitcase for the next interior design show - this time I will be off to Paris to visit the Maison & Objet show. But before I head over to my favorite city, let me get back with inspiration from Cologne to you.
As part of the new German lifestyle blogger network Blogsalon I was invited to visit a few companies and discover their design news. Let me give you a little tour:
For the cool city boy: Fatboy
The iconic Dutch producer of bean bags, Fatboy, showcased its new colourful range with hues like yellow, grass green and petrol. Moreover, I was surprised to discover a whole range of products beyond bean bags - rugs, indoor cushions with ethnic patterns, lamps, pendants - all with the unique sense of quirkiness and fun. My favorite were the indoor cushions in vibrant reds and kilim inspired patterns.
For the nature loving boy: Team 7
Yesterday I already wrote about this Austrian company that impressed me pretty much. Being a born Austrian myself, I was absolutely smitten by the refined wooden furniture of Team 7. Solid wood is the key material in their collection, sometimes paired with glass and leather for a sophisticated twist. My favorite was the smart and extendable dining table Flaye with a patent-registered extension mechanism. You can literally extend the table with one hand!
For the playful individual boy: Lago
The Italian home brand Lago was a real revelation to me. They are just about to enter the German market with a interesting and holistic concept offering highly modular elements for a stylish home. They offer furniture, wallpaper, rugs, bathroom sinks, kitchens. I was stunned to see the wide yet super smart range. I was particularly drawn to the floating Wildwood bed and the romantic wallpaper Luci e Ombre - it creates a faux window shadow on your wall. Dreamy!
For the dapper boy: Grohe & Kaldewei
To round things up, I headed over to the mutual stand of German bathroom brands Grohe and Kaldewei. They presented a lush spa area with big tubs by Kaldewei, amazing rain showers and sleek faucets by Grohe. Their concept envisaged a new, private spa area for the home. Well, I kept dreaming of such a luxurious treat for my shoebox apartment, but one day, one day I must go for the full spa experience. And then I will definitely get back to these two brands!
Happy Friday, friends!
Photography by Igor Josifovic. This post is kindly sponsored by the named companies.