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The 40+ Best Things We Saw at IMM Cologne and Maison & Objet 2019

Our trend-spotting needle hasn’t exactly gone haywire in the first few weeks of this year — and we, for one, think that might be a good thing, considering how frenetic the pace of trends has been of late. IMM Cologne and Maison & Objet, the first two big furniture fairs of the year, have also traditionally not been the first places you might go to scout for said trends, whether owing to their spot on the design calendar (just before Milan) or the regional peculiarities of each host country (Cologne, to this day, always has a preponderance of Bauhaus-inspired pieces). And yet, scrolling through our picks this year, you’ll see a few things that look just different enough that they might be harbingers of things to come — New Tendency‘s no-frills, right-angles-only Standard Sofa, Nendo‘s room divider made from a single sheet of crackled, cast glass, and, weirdly, more than one instance of emergency orange. But then again, maybe they won’t! Only living through 2019 will tell. Scroll through to attempt to read the tea leaves with us, and tell us on Instagram which design is your favorite!

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Tecta Möbel

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A re-edition of Walter Gropius’s classic 1920 F51N chair

Sebastian Herkner for Zanotta

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Echino Table

New Tendency

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Standard Sofa

Nendo for WonderGlass

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Melt Collection

Ferm Living

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Distinct Side Table

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Arum floor lamp

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Herman stool

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Bau watering can

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Shay patchwork quilt cushion

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Pond trivets

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Shell pot

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Tufted wall deco rug

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Still Life gallery box

Llot Llov

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Nap bedside table

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GUR Pillow

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Geo planters

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Glacier surface material

Muuto

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Linear collection

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Still Cafe Table

Favius

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Gravity Table by Hanne Willmann

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Pieduccio bowl by SCMP Design Office

Specimen Editions

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Chaillot collection

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Kazimir table by Philipp Mainzer

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Pulpo

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Stellar lamp by Sebastian Herkner

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Magma lamp by Ferréol Babin

&Tradition

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P376 KF1 Lamp

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In Between Table

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Column shelves

Warm Nordic

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Be My Guest collection

Ames

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Sebastian Herkner

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Pauline Deltour

Studio Hausen

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Elements Collection

Classicon

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Zaha Hadid Design

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Le Botteghe Su Gologone

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Painted Collection

Haos

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Giacopini

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