Ahmet Sismanoglu founded his label SISMAN in June 2010. Through his label, he puts his own designs into production and distribution. High-quality design, perfected and Made in Germany. The products to be produced in the coming years are oriented to this principle.

Anonyme Gestalter / Teilmöbliert


one shop – several designers – teilmöbliert (partly furnished)

What they do to gain attention:

During the european song contest they organise the exhibition EDE – European-Design-Exhibition – 40 designers from 40 countries show 40 stools.
They organise concerts with electronic furniture, a trio is singing furniture songs, different types of furniture are cooked to rags in front of an audience and … again and again, they build and clean furniture, new furniture.



… and you come home when the street lights go out! We all know this sentence. Now they go out completely. At least the long-known because of being replaced by modern and energy-saving diode lamps. On the one hand it’s good, on the other hand it’s too bad, especially since the shades are simply thrown away.
You can do something with it, right? Perfect seat height: the bielefelder stool – a new chapter of design history. Not Bauhaus, not Ulm but recycling. Unique, stackable, illuminable and from now on for sale at or pick up yourself.

Sascha Grewe / artcanbreakyourheart


The letter stools of Sascha Grewe and his label artcanbreakyourheart are coloured objects that set new highlights as stool seat, side table or as typographic furniture. The personal stools are completely made of MDF and can be varnished in 250 happy colours, optionally available in an open variant, as bookshelf or with drawer. Because of being done by hand a hundred per cent all 26 letters, figures and characters can be produced individually. Found4you shows the most common letters in its most popular colours.

Nina Thöming


Based on a long tradition, the German bread culture counts around 300 different bread types. This bread variety significantly marks the German food culture. “Alles Außer Altbacken” (Everything but frumpy) looks at the culinary characteristics of the German regions and presents a product family all concerning bread. Well-tried traditional products like ceramic bread pans and baking moulds are “dusted” and revived through contemporary interpretations. The ceramic forms offer an alternative to the automatic bread maker and turns the self-breadmaking into a personal handcraft. Based on old baking traditions, you can give the self-made bread a personal touch with a bread stamp.

Herrwolke / DQE


Public space has lost significance as a meeting place for conversation. DQE-scholarship holder Herrwolke – who investigates the possibilities of reuse of found materials and their transformation into objects of everyday use – is showing printed tartan carpets that invite people to linger, talk, and play on streets and plazas. Urban communication prostheses that mediate between people and urban space.



The design studio kaschkasch cologne was established by Florian Kallus and Sebastian Schneider. kaschkasch always tries to achieve the maximum out of the minimum by breaking every idea down to its essential elements. The products are casual and voguish at the same time. Precise lines and geometric shapes give them a graphical impression, that is underlined by fashioned colouring and straightforwardness. Every piece has a little thing to discover that speaks of the designers’ love for details.



All Lipbert products are hand-made unicums. Blankets, leather clothing and home textiles are the main materials to be manufactured and made usable again by upcycling. Out of its original context, blankets turn into laptop bags and curtains into belts.
Every Lipbert product is special. The flap bags feature stitched illustrations, the plait bags made of raw wool fabric have hand-sewn small drapes which are usually associated with fine fabrics. The leather bags have two different functions and the reversible belts feature coherent colour combinations. These are only some examples …



For the Designers Fair 2012, the three product designers Leonie Werle, Sebastian Hecht and Christian Kim come together for the first time and show a collection of different furniture which all refer to the colour yellow. Their designs range from lamps, stools up to a davenport.



elkedag is Dutch and means daily! Okay, okay, but we are far from being only ordinary. Our design should make the world more beautiful, everyday! Good design does not mean any more to let a product look good. As so often in life, beauty is beyond the surface.



The light objects of Limpalux move between a clear design language and the “nature model” with its manifold structures and its range of shapes. Since 2008, Anja Eder and Michael Römer develop with great attention to detail light objects which are inspired by the dynamics of organic shapes.

Fraupawlik / DQE


The DQE-scholarship holder Fraupawlik researches traditional and special techniques at Ehrenfeld’s numerous production facilities in order to find – long-term – craftsman’s establishments for a cooperation with local designers. With modern multi- functional objects, her interior product line Made in Ehrenfeld shows how the culture of craftsmanship and modern living styles merge.

Christian Heufelder / DQE


How can any city dweller grow fruit and vegetables? How can small spaces be effectively utilized with soil? Christian Heufelder posed these questions as he developed Pflix. The modular planting system made of recycled plastic makes urban agriculture possible on buildings – and thanks to Pflix’s variability, even difficult spaces (balcony, terrace, roof, facade) can be used for planting. 



We develop visions and concepts. With our process-oriented works we join design, installation, staging and art. Always in search of the new, we combine different design disciplines. The outcome are concepts, products, installations and stagings with emotional content.

Frankfurt meets Cologne


At Designers Fair 2012, Meike Langer (Frankfurt) meets Karoline Fesser (Cologne) and Thomas Schnur (Cologne).

The meeting, the encounter, the exchange are the idea of the joint exhibition – the works are the core. The three designers are united by their friendship and their interest in serially produced products. Meike as well as Karoline and Thomas work as freelance product designers. Their designs were presented at several national and international exhibitions. Thomas initiated the encounter in Cologne. He already realised some projects with Karoline and last year he and Meike were finalists at the D3 competition in Cologne.

David Olschewski


A cupboard rocks your favourite things to sleep. Three wooden sticks become the unusual toilet paper holder 003. A customary bucket turns into the elegant lamp Liese.

David Olschewski presents these and other surprising objects at this year’s Designers Fair.

Utensil Kollektion / DQE


Utensil is a Cologne based shop for products that originally stem from the industry, craft or public space. In collaboration with international designers the Utensil develops its own collection. According to the shop‘s philosophy, products which come up with a special material or functionality are changed in such a way that they are usable in everyday life. The created objects feature a new usability and purposely communicate their origin. After the exhibition, the objects will be sold as UTENSIL KOLLEKTION. Participating designers are: Eric Degenhardt, Isabel Hamm, Hrafnkell Birgisson, Halfmann Mennickheim, Isabel Bürgin, Frackenpohl Poulheim, Dreikant and Joachim Lindenbeck.



typ-n products are long lasting, aesthetically sophisticated fitments. The product line for the market entry is a small, consistent collection which by means of a manifold usage and the choice of material stands for flexibility and the preservation of values.

Pierre Kracht


Traditional working methods are used to be alienated. With needle and thread, grinder and drill, jig and circular saw design is hand-crafted. Cut-off broomsticks become oversized knitting needles which are used to knit a carpet of cable. A lost form is wrapped to preserve its cover and let its ghost live on.

Moritz Wenz


Multi-disciplinary solutions in design, production and concept development.

SERIE FLÖZ® is a new product range featuring bags, belts, watches and well-crafted jewellery. In design and function they products are inspired by bags used by miners and labourers in heavy industry. Made in Germany from leather tanned with plant extracts.

Malte Grieb / Ambivalenz


AMBIVALENZ develops and realises extraordinary furnishing ideas and places them on the market. At the Designers Fair they start with the folding chair Fläpps and the product series Streips. More ideas are about to follow, will be scrapped, resumed, developed and then also presented.… mehr Informationen in Kürze



Competent, versatile and regional: KölnDesign e. V.

KölnDesign is Germany’s biggest regional network of the industry and unites proven experts of different design disciplines. In search of design, you will find suitable advice in your vicinity and a realisation according to your individual requests.



Since 2010, halloessen is a creative union of Essen based designers in the heart of the Ruhr area. To the studio belong Jennifer Heimann, Holm Giessler and Kai Eckoldt. Its their friendship and the ambition to realise own ideas beside their daily work what they have in common.



An armchair that cowers on its heels. A double-deck side table that is light-footed at your service. A floor lamp that projects its golden heart on every wall. GreimDesign presents an ensemble for relaxed hours with book, laptop or remote control, firewood, Whiskey glass or teapot, Led Zeppelin, Bach or Al Jarreau …



D:3K Designprozessor

Drei Handwerker – Tischler – Maler- und Lackierer – Buchbinder Drei Gestalter im HandwerkThree craftsmen – a carpenter – a painter and varnisher – a bookbinder
Three handcraft designers

Shapes and modules as a starting point – two- and three-dimensionality – conceptual design work – arrangements and compositions – analysis of quality – generation of specific approaches – creation of variations – models of volume and functions – process-related playing – compaction – design models and prototypes – elaboration and detailed solutions – realisation up to the product – analogue media concept – clear presentation – just D:3K

Formen und Module als Ausgangspunkt – Zwei- und Dreidimensionalität – konzeptuelle Entwurfsarbeit – Arrangements und Kompositionen – Analyse der Qualität – Generierung von spezifischen Ansätzen – Variantenbildung – Volumen- und Funktionsmodelle – prozessuales Spielen – Verdichtung – Verdichtung – Verdichtung – Designmodelle und Prototypen – Ausarbeitung und kleinste Detaillösungen – Realisierung bis zum Produkt – analoges Medienkonzept – klare Präsentation – einfach D:3K

Content & Container


The Label Content & Container ignores the borders between jewellery, product and fashion. The conceptionally designed objects are more than mere commodities. Visual appearance and surface feel are equally important for the design and allow a sensual experience on multiple layers. Porcelain is the preferred material unifying the themes of Content & Container like no other.

Alexander Augsten


The system clipbox is based on modules with holes for carrying and connecting the modules to each other. Every part is attachable and detachable instantly with bolts or just by pressing on special connecting discs. The modules are rotatable while connected. Modifications in constructing all angles, openings and excess lengths in all directions are possible, as well as mounting modules on walls or suspend from ceilings.

Sebastian Dürr / Union der guten Dinge


For all conventional shelfs: Stop the billy-like standing around in the corner. Now it‘s time for hanging out with a statement. The letter shelf system Express your Shelf is the current furniture novelty of the Union der guten Dinge from Hamburg.

yet unknown


With the lamp WT 12 yet unknown is paying tribute to WG 24 by Wilhelm Wagenfeld. While the proportions of the Bauhaus classic stay the same the new interpretation features exposed concrete and 6 watt LED-modules. WT 12 is presented by the only known member of the label: the concrete mixer Lescha. For now, the rest remains untold and therefore is literally yet unknown.



My task: to develop simple and effective ideas. My aim: to surprise with form and function.