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Lighting trends from imm cologne 2020

Hi everybody, this is Iris from C-More Interieuradvies.nl in the Netherlands here, with lighting trends and highlights I discovered at imm Cologne 2020. Although lighting is not a focus area at imm cologne 2020, there were certainly a few great trends in this category. I hope you get inspired and maybe even apply some of these inspiring ideas in one of you interior projects.

trend 1 lighting trends IMM cologne 2020 dreamy floating lights from trend atmosphere, molo, jori

From left to right: Trend Atmospheres, Molo, Jori

TREND 1: Dreamy Floating Lights

These lights appear to defy gravity and with minimal wiring, they really do seem suspended in air.  Sit back, look up and enjoy the feeling of letting go and dreaming away.

trend 2 lighting trends IMM cologne 2020 floating groups of lights from le klint, moebe, bolia

From left to right: Le Klint, Moebe, Bolia

TREND 2:  Floating Groups of Lights

Like a murmuration or flocking of birds simple fixtures get their impact from being clustered together and allow for design flexibility as many of them can be varied in scale and visual weight.

trend 3 lighting trends IMM cologne 2020 Conical lightshade from Tobias Grau, Montana and Petite Friture

From left to right: 1: Tobias Grau 2: Montana 3: Petite Friture

trend 3b lighting trends IMM cologne 2020 Conical lightshade 2

Left : COR and right: Artifort

TREND 3: Conical Light Shades

A very iconic shape – no pun intended – minimalist cone forms were shown in bright colors, black , white or wood and offer a nod of inspiration from Japanese and Scandinavian designs. Also available as XXL size hanging light.

trend 4 lighting trends IMM cologne 2020 Constellation wall lighting from woud and jori

Left: WOUD Center and right: Jori

TREND 4: Constellation wall lighting.

Evoking the look of a lunar eclipse or planets circling the sun and reminiscent of vintage sputnik lights, multiple orbs are arranged in a multitude of constellations.  These designs are almost works of art and create the perfect ambient or indirect light.

trend  5 lighting trends IMM cologne 2020 Pleats from Norr 11, Hollands Licht, Muuto

From left to right: 1: Norr 11 2:Hollands Licht 3:Muuto

TREND 5: Pleats.

Wooden or textile light shades many of which can be adjusted as needed to move from task to ambient or general lighting as needed. Playful and elegant at the same time.


trend 6 lighting trends IMM cologne 2020 Connected spiderweb wall lighting from Buschfeld

On right: Buschfeld

TREND 6: Connected spiderweb wall lighting.

Definitely a  trend I spotted in a few industrial places last year, but now it’s translates to a more chic and high-end lighting fixture with endless customization options that turn light source into sculpture.

I hope you enjoyed this quick lighting recap from imm Cologne and for more trends from the Netherlands and around Europe, be sure to follow me on Instagram or on my website


Iris | C-More



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