Passagen 2017 – Interior Design Week in Cologne
Lovers of interiors and design are in for a great treat in the new year: between 16 and 22 January, imm cologne is in town boasting the latest international furniture and interior design trends. The major trade show is accompanied by yet another design magnet for Cologne residents and visitors from around the world – PASSAGEN, Germany’s biggest event of its kind. PASSAGEN kicks off the international design season with a series of exhibitions, projects and shows in various districts of Cologne, in private homes, studios and other special venues.
Young designers, art college graduates, newcomers and young labels from all over Germany, but also renowned architects and institutions will show their designs and ideas at PASSAGEN, with a week-long programme of events concentrated largely in and around Ehrenfeld, the Belgian Quarter, the furniture stores along the Ringe boulevard and Rheinauhafen. Established a decade ago, design parcours ehrenfeld is clearly one of the highlights of PASSAGEN, with Ehrenfeld’s urban atmosphere providing an ideal backdrop. Be sure to check out Körnerstrasse and its numerous little shops plus Ruffactory, which offers international design alongside a whole range of local creations.
Design enthusiasts are spoilt for choice, with previews, cocktail receptions and social events staged every evening from Monday to Sunday. Stefan Dietz has a solo show at the Museum of Applied Arts Cologne (MAKK); Ehrenfeld has the Designers Fair at the Barthonia Forum plus the already mentioned design parcours ehrenfeld; and there’s a long list of events in the Belgian Quarter and elsewhere in other parts of town.
Ample space has also been cleared for international newcomers at this year’s PASSAGEN. Maken/Machen, a brand-new partnership between Dutch Design Exchange and PASSAGEN, which centres on the design scene spanning Eindhoven, Maastricht and Cologne, is a showcase for young Dutch design talents in Cologne.
For an overview of all PASSAGEN cocktail receptions and other events, click here: www.voggenreiter.com/passagen2017/index.php/timetable/?lang=en
Enjoy the design mecca Cologne!