LOFT & NOW HOUSING
The design scene in Germany is growing steadily and Baden-Württemberg in particular is becoming more and more creative. Just how creative it is can be seen at LOFT – Das Designkaufhaus from May 24th to 26th, 2019 at Messe Karlsruhe. Around 200 designers and labels from Baden-Württemberg, the whole of Germany and neighbouring countries will be showing modern design and innovative design. On 15,000 square metres, the design professionals present products from the fields of fashion, accessories, living and lifestyle. Parallel to the LOFT, the NEW HOUSING – Tiny House Festival will take place in the atrium of the exhibition grounds.
From the Pop-Up-Store to the Exhibition Hall
Successful designers such as Riaz Dan from Karlsruhe are banking on the fan-shaped city. In March, the 24-year-old opened his pop-up store here with a selection of around 100 different styles that he produces each year. At LOFT in May, Riaz Dan presents new products from his collection, including linen shirts, an oversized crop top hoodie and new jeans and leather jackets. “For me, Karlsruhe is still my home and my base. Currently we are present with our collections at more than 200 fairs per year. The LOFT is always one of the highlights of the year for me,” says Riaz Dan.
NEW HOUSING: When design becomes living space
Minimalist and individual – that’s what the Tiny House stands for. The Tiny House Community from German-speaking countries meets in Karlsruhe. At the NEW HOUSING—Tiny House Festival visitors will find Tiny House manufacturers, DIY builders, architects and associations. In addition, they can visit various Tiny Houses and discuss the alternative living trends.
Simple-looking design from local craftsmanship
Those who live on a few square metres do not have to do without stylish design. Some LOFT exhibitors show that the new living trend Tiny Houses and innovative design complement each other perfectly. Based on a stable camping chair, the “Campier” by Ökofaktum impresses with its simple design and is thus the living utensil that design lovers and Tiny House owners can use indoors and outdoors. Every millimetre of the construction is carefully thought out, using oak and ash wood, combined with robust natural materials such as cotton and linen canvas and certified organic leather. Meanwhile, the range has been extended to include camping stools and the multifunctional camping table. In the spirit of minimalism, all Hessen products are foldable.
May 24th to 26th, 2019
Friday 12–21 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m.–19 p.m.