The DOMO team ventured to frosty Europe in January for the annual trip to attend two of the most important dates in the interior design calendar – IMM Cologne and Maison & Objet.
After a normally long flight from Australia to Frankfurt, the team started off their tour by hopping on a train to Cologne. Uncommonly warm for this time of year, Cologne was a balmy 13 degrees.
With no time to spare, the DOMO team hit the ground running with visits to suppliers before taking time to wonder the various halls and experience the latest offerings.
Wittmann’s latest collections were on display, and as always, the quality craftsmanship of all pieces was outstanding. In particular, the fabric selections were to die for.
The DS-1025, which is frequently recognised as the sofa purchased by Mick Jagger – who visited the Switzerland showroom to hand pick the leather for his DS-1025, came to life at IMM Cologne with a drawing of the Rolling Stones featured as a backdrop.
The Italian artist, Alessandra Scandella, created drawings of famous movies, such as The Godfather and Star Wars, and depictions of famous landmarks, such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Australian Open and the like were all used as backdrops for de Sede’s stand.
The standout piece from de Sede’s collection was the reclining DS-266 armchair – a highly individual sculpture characterised by a love of geometric forms and the simplest of functions.
Ligne Roset’s 160 years was celebrated with the playful, audacious and futuristic Asmara sofa. Designed by Bernard Govin, the design is a symbol of a “new way of living!”.
As a guest of DOMO for Wittmann last year, Sebastian Herkner has now designed a range of sofas and coffee tables for Ligne Roset, such as the Taru Sofa and Footstool shown below, which the team loved.
Ligne Roset’s new fabric range was a highlight, with the iconic Ploum shown in the delightful ‘gentle’, shown above with a gorgeous new rugs and matching throw.
Reference to the 70s was a reoccurring theme especially at the Pulpo and Thonet stands, with rattan inlay chairs and barstools being the next trend to watch.
In term of colour, hints of green and blue were still strong, as well as earth tones. Standout colours which dominated were burgundy, mustard and pinks.
We look forward to seeing more of this season’s trends and showcasing products from these new collections in our DOMO showrooms across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.