The step from a monochromatic into a fantastic, colourful world is at the core of e15’s exhibition concept for the Featured Editions at imm cologne 2017. Inspired by the duality of textiles, the possibility to express emotions and personality through colour, the presentation aims at showing visitors, how the choice of a textile also frames a state of mind and expresses individual taste.
With its reduced, archetypal shape, sofa KERMAN by Philipp Mainzer and Farah Ebrahimi presents a canvas to project awareness and aspirations. The exhibition design with a centric mirror playfully reflects the contrasts: the grey sofa landscape with fabric Lama on one side seems conservative and one dimensional, but also represents classic elegance. Like in Lewis Caroll’s novel “Through the looking glass” (1871), the visitor dives into another world behind the mirror. There, an identical sofa combination is upholstered with the bright, imaginative fabric Alice. What some might perceive as inspiring and daring, others will find exaggerated and kitschy.
STYLEPARK FEATURED EDITIONS AT IMM COLOGNE
HALL 2.2, STAND K22
Fabrics in the collages: Lama, Carbon; Lama, Charcoal; Lama, Stone; Zanzibar, Charcoal; Zanzibar, Sterling; Harald, Black and Alice; Zanzibar, Topaz; Zanzibar, Leaf; Forest Nap, Blush; Harald, Sorbet.
Photos: Concept sketch by Philipp Mainzer; Illustration from “Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll (1871).