imm cologne Pure Talents Contest 2019


Submission Deadline

Student September 14, 2018

Please note that this competition has expired and is for reference only. See our active listings for competitions.

The hosting of the Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne 2019 will mark the sixteenth year for one of the most internationally renowned design competitions for young designers – the starting point for a successful design career for many of the chosen participants.

The Pure Talents Contest is conceived exclusively for designers who are still pursuing their studies or have just left university. The competition, organized by Koelnmesse on the occasion of imm cologne, offers with the exhibition of the chosen participants a first step into the interior design business and furthermore awards prizes for the best three products in the competition. For the first time the LivingKitchen Selection will present an exhibition and an additional prize especially for kitchen products. The winners of the awards will be determined by an internationally well known jury, which consists of the following design experts:

  • Bettina Billerbeck, Editor-in-Chief, IDEAT Magazine, Hamburg
  • Rianne Makkink, Designer, Studio Makkink&Bey, Rotterdam
  • Suvi Saloniemi, Chief Curator, Design Museum Helsinki
  • Wilfried Lembert, Managing Director, Minimum Einrichten GmbH,Berlin
  • Sebastian Herkner, Designer, Offenbach
  • Cristian Zuzunaga, Designer, Barcelona

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 January 1, 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. All group participants have to fulfil the terms regarding the matriculation/university degree. Late nominations of group members will not be considered.

Visit the Competition website for more information.