Bold visions and surprising ideas for the kitchen
The Pure Talents Contest, which is held at imm cologne and is now in its sixteenth year, has once again made big waves – and once again, the number of this year’s submissions is even higher than the previous year’s. In total, 926 products from all over the world were entered. The competition, which is one of the world’s most prestigious design contests for up-and-coming designers and is organised by Koelnmesse, is held annually as part of imm cologne. For the first time this year, the competition also included the special ‘LivingKitchen Selection’, a category that offers a prize just for kitchen products.
Winners and nominees of the Pure Talents Contest - LivingKitchen Selection 2019
The young designers of the Pure Talents Contest - LivingKitchen Selection introduce themselves and their products.View designers and products
New product ideas for the kitchen
The Pure Talents Contest is exclusively aimed at designers who are still pursuing or have just completed their studies. For many of the designers who are shortlisted by the jury, presenting their designs in Cologne is the launchpad for a successful career as a designer. Furthermore, the three best products in the competition exhibition receive an additional prize. The organisers are keen to see innovative concepts for compact kitchens in the urban space, as well as ideas for e-devices and kitchen accessories.
As in previous years, the jury for this year’s contest consists of internationally acclaimed designers and industry experts. This year, the jury includes Sebastian Herkner, a designer from Offenbach, Johannes Hünig, editor at IDEAT Magazine, Hamburg, Wilfried Lembert, Managing Director of Minimum Einrichten GmbH, Berlin, Rianne Makkink, Designer at Studio Makkink & Bey, Rotterdam, Suvi Saloniemi, Chief Curator at the Design Museum in Helsinki and designer Cristian Zuzunaga from Barcelona.