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Above: Pure Talents Contest imm Cologne 2022 winners 1-2. Stéfanie Kay /3. Rania Elkalla/ 4. François Lafortune

The winners of the Pure Talents Contest imm Cologne 2022 have been announced with Stéfanie Kay receiving the top prize.

Stéfanie Kay (ECAL) was presented with the first prize for her Helia lamp, a minimalist piece of design that can be adjusted to create different moods of lighting.

Marcel Besau of the Pure Talents Contest imm Cologne 2022 said of Kay's Helia lamp: 'An attractive, fuss-free, conical design that the user can convert from ambient light to a spotlight for reading by means of a simple, self-explanatory gesture. A minimalist lamp with different lighting moods.'

Rania Elkalla Rania Elkalla



Second prize was given to the project Pebbles, created by Rania Elkalla (TU Berlin). Pebbles is a set of decorative wall-mounted storage compartments that resemble semiprecious stones. Each piece is made for the storage of small scale objects such as keys, lipstick and jewellery. Jury member Jennifer Reaves says of their decision to present Elkalla with the second place prize: 'First and foremost, it was the aesthetic, colourfulness and materiality of the hanger system that we found so compelling. In addition to providing a storage function, the arrangement of multiple elements results in an attractive wall decoration with spontaneous appeal,'

François Lafortune François Lafortune



François Lafortune (ECAL) was presented the third prize for the stackable Clap chair. The chair was created while Lafortune was investigating how to create public furniture that has capacity for private storage. 'The chair picks up on a furniture typology that’s very familiar from school and teaching contexts and tackles it in a very elegant way – and that goes for both the design and the details,' says jury member Norbert Ruf of Lafortune's design

Read about all of the nominees from Pure Talents Contest imm Cologne 2022 here. and learn more from the imm Cologne website.

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Above: Pure Talents Contest imm Cologne 2022 winners 1-2. Stéfanie Kay /3. Rania Elkalla/ 4. François Lafortune

The winners of the Pure Talents Contest imm Cologne 2022 have been announced with Stéfanie Kay receiving the top prize.

Stéfanie Kay (ECAL) was presented with the first prize for her Helia lamp, a minimalist piece of design that can be adjusted to create different moods of lighting.

Marcel Besau of the Pure Talents Contest imm Cologne 2022 said of Kay's Helia lamp: 'An attractive, fuss-free, conical design that the user can convert from ambient light to a spotlight for reading by means of a simple, self-explanatory gesture. A minimalist lamp with different lighting moods.'

Rania Elkalla Rania Elkalla



Second prize was given to the project Pebbles, created by Rania Elkalla (TU Berlin). Pebbles is a set of decorative wall-mounted storage compartments that resemble semiprecious stones. Each piece is made for the storage of small scale objects such as keys, lipstick and jewellery. Jury member Jennifer Reaves says of their decision to present Elkalla with the second place prize: 'First and foremost, it was the aesthetic, colourfulness and materiality of the hanger system that we found so compelling. In addition to providing a storage function, the arrangement of multiple elements results in an attractive wall decoration with spontaneous appeal,'

François Lafortune François Lafortune



François Lafortune (ECAL) was presented the third prize for the stackable Clap chair. The chair was created while Lafortune was investigating how to create public furniture that has capacity for private storage. 'The chair picks up on a furniture typology that’s very familiar from school and teaching contexts and tackles it in a very elegant way – and that goes for both the design and the details,' says jury member Norbert Ruf of Lafortune's design

Read about all of the nominees from Pure Talents Contest imm Cologne 2022 here. and learn more from the imm Cologne website.

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Interest