Blogsalon Tour At The Design Fair

17 January 2013 0


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.

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  • Reply clara vom tastesheriff 18 January 2013 at 08:38

    my dear… I just keep on laughing about the picture of us in the begining of the article. We are so NOT Social.. Always loocing in our iphones and twittering… It was so nice seeing you!!! Have a great time in Paris!
    Soo lookking forward to see you again in March!!

  • Reply Igor Josifovic 18 January 2013 at 10:05

    Clara, I love how you giggle up there:-) see you soon!

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey 18 January 2013 at 10:59

    Great post Igor. I want to check out Team 7. Their colour palette is right up my street and the guy in the pic is working a great grey/mustard combo.

    Enjoy Paris you lucky boy!

  • Reply Nina 18 January 2013 at 12:09

    Ha, ha love the first photo with everyone being social on their phones with others 😉 My favorite is the shadow wallpaper and the Lagos tableware. Have fun at Maison & Objet!

  • Reply lushnluxe 18 January 2013 at 15:57

    I envy this lifestyle and travels. Interesting post!

  • Reply Interior Design Courses 19 January 2013 at 10:33

    I really enjoyed this, I put green in everything and am always drawn to this color for some reason. Also it was interesting to learn the difference between tints and shades! Thanks!

  • Reply Lena 19 January 2013 at 22:46

    That first picture is HILARIOUS! Bloggers at work. Love it. Have fun in Paris!

  • Reply raina @A Stylist's Life 22 January 2013 at 04:40

    ahh every blogger gathering must contain: pics of bloggers ignoring each other and Igor in the shower head… love it!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 22 January 2013 at 11:53

      It’s for the sake of happy memories, Raina:-)

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