Pure Talents Contest | Call for Designers


The hosting of the Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne 2020 marks the seventeenth 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 imm cologne awards an Audience Prize whose winner will be determined by a social-media-based public voting. The participants of the exhibition as well as the winners of the first three prizes will be selected by an international jury, which consists of the following design experts:

  • NN
  • Suvi Saloniemi, Chief Curator, Design Museum Helsinki
  • Giulio Cappellini, Art Director Cappellini, Milan
  • Sebastian Herkner, Designer, Offenbach
  • Johannes Hünig, Editor IDEAT Magazine, Hamburg
  • Philippe Malouin, Designer, London

Visit imm cologne for the application form, conditions of participation and past winners.