December 29 / 2015

IMM Cologne 2016: design from Spain (I)

The January trade show season couldn’t begin better for the Spanish design industry that will be out in force at the IMM Cologne in the most emblematic pavilions for its market: the Pure & the Pure Edition. Internationally renowned brands such as SANCAL, VONDOM, PUNT, GAN, KETTAL and TREKU will fire up the audience with the diversity, depth and dynamism of their latest furnishing proposals. Get some previews and get new vibrations…



The rug and textile brand of Spanish furniture company GANDIA BLASCO, the Valencia-based GAN has made a name of itself for its amazing hand-made rugs, all of them created by top-notch international designers. As the new SILAÏ, the new set of rugs, poufs and cushions created by Charlotte Lancelot for the GAN SPACES line.

GAN-RUGS, SILAÏ rug by Charlotte Lancelot

Made of 100% New Zealand new wool with a PVA net base, SILAÏ gives a new life to the ancient hand embroidered techniques by playing with new uses and design concepts. The result is a romantic yet modern rug, incredibly weightless, that can be coordinated with other elements (cushions, poufs and wooden side tables) to complement the interior of residential, public or commercial spaces and provide them with a sense of continuity.

SILAÏ rug, detail

Made of jute, WATERKEYN, the other new launch of the brand, is a hand-knotted rug with fine geometric patterns that emerge and disappear intriguingly over the faded distressed surface. The rug is available in three sizes and two hues: aqua and terra.


Sober, timeless, the brand new NAGA rug is forever. Its geometric motif is a celebration of the plaited felt technique, 100% pure new wool in an eternal pattern that crosses cultural boundaries and fashion predilections. NAGA is available in two sizes (170 x 240 cm; 200 x 300 cm) in two colour versions, turquoise and blue.

GAN RUGS, NAGA felt rug

Hall 11.1 Stand E031/E033



Founded in Valencia in 1980 by furniture designer Vicent Martinez, PUNT – a winner of the prestigious Spanish National Design Award – produces furniture pieces aimed at turning into future classics. This is so true that many of their pieces are exhibited in the permanent collections of a number of notable museums, such as the LITERATURA bookcase that is on display just in Cologne at the at the Musem fur Angewandte Kunst and in 1996 appeared on the prestigious German Moderne Klassiker catalogue.

PUNT, LITERATURA OPEN bookcase by Vicent Martínez

With its unique combination of smartness, quality of design and ease, which is the hallmark of the brand, the company puts on display a complete furnishing offer for contemporary, functional spaces that includes pieces created by the most talented designers: the SLATS low sideboards by Marc Krusin; the MITIS tables by Mario Ruiz, with their solid appearance and the intriguing trestle-like grooved legs; the Scandi inspired BREDA collection with its timeless feel; and the stylish MAVA and WHISKEY chairs, respectively by Stephanie Jasny and Terence Woodgate.

PUNT, MITIS table, MAVA chairs

In Cologne, PUNT will be presenting LITERATURA OPEN, a collection of mobile bookcases, sideboards and TV stands inspired by the classic and legendary “La Literatura” bookcase. In the new version, the volumes of the bookcases are transparent and even lighter, so that they can be complemented by storage units and be used as room partitions.


IMM will make an ideal backdrop for the launch of  STOCKHOLM MEDIA, which represents a natural evolution of the sophisticated collection of sideboards, consoles, shelves and tables created by Mario Ruiz for the brand and awarded with the coveted Red Dot Award 2015.


The new line responds perfectly to the PUNT aesthetics while integrating every-day technology.

Hall 2.2 Stand K015

Stay tuned for more news about Spain's design brands at the IMM Cologne. Auf Wiedersehen!


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