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imm cologne’s Pure Talents Contest 2019

imm cologne’s Pure Talents Contest, one of the best known international competitions for young designers, is open for entries for 2019.

Entries are sought from design students and young designers from around the world who have gained their degree not more than three years ago, with a graduation date after 1 January 2015. Applications will also be accepted from groups consisting of a maximum of three people which have to be named upon entry in the competition.

From the applications received, the international jury will nominate a maximum of 20 products, whose designers will be invited to take part in the competition and thereby in the exhibition at imm cologne 2019. In the course of the LivingKitchen Selection 6 concepts will be selected and presented in a separate exhibition at the LivingKitchen 2019. Out of these nominees the international Jury will award the first three prizes of the Pure Talents Contest 2019 as well as the winner of the LivingKitchen Selection. A total of 9,000 Euro will be awarded in money prizes.

All the products included in the exhibition will be on display from 14 to 20 Janaury 2019 at imm cologne 2019 and LivingKitchen 2019.

The designs should have been produced within the previous twelve months. Only prototype products may be submitted which have not yet been included in series productions, although those in the preparatory stages of series production may be eligible for entry.

Products from the following categories are allowed to participate:

  • Furniture
  • Home Accessories
  • Lighting
  • Flooring
  • Wallpaper and Textiles
  • Smart Home

The LivingKitchen Selection is open for the following product categories:

  • Kitchen Concepts
  • Concepts for Electrical Appliances
  • Kitchen Accessories and Kitchenware

Organized by one of the largest trade show for interior design worldwide the contest became the platform for emerging young designers where they could present their products to a wide audience and could achieve first contacts within the interior design business. Over the last fifteen years all in all 436 products from 482 designers from all around the world have been shown in the exhibition of the Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne.

The Pure Talents Contest, was formerly known as the [D3] Contest.