Enlightened Design at imm Cologne

With 2018 on the horizon, Connecting the Dots is preparing a design exhibition with light as its sole focus, at the imm cologne between 15 and 21 January.

Under the name Enlightened Design the exposition showcases five distinctive Dutch design studios: Atelier Arnout Visser, Bernotat&Co, Studio Çedille Design, a-LEX, and By Marc de Groot. A feast for the eye in the best possible setting, with pitch-black, intimate spaces that are in stark contrast with the light objects on show and the buzz of the trade show that surrounds them.

Enlightened Design imm cologne is the follow-up to two successful design shows during the London Design Festival in 2016 and 2017. Connecting the Dots brings the intimate setting of the exhibitions in London to the international design fair in Germany. The works of the five studios celebrate diversity in light design, each adding a distinctive signature. Atelier Arnout Visser presents Big Mushrooms, Bernotat&Co presents Radiolaria Lights, Studio Çedille Design presents Light ZUID, a-LEX presents LAMP ovals and angles, and by Marc de Groot presents Fractal.

Enlightened Design imm cologne
15-21 January 2018
Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday daily from 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM
Sunday till 5.00 PM
Open to the general public from Friday 19 January onwards

Location Enlightened Design imm cologne / Koelnmesse
Enlightened Design is located between hall 2 and 3 of the IMM Cologne. A dedicated space close to the presentations of Brokis, Louis Poulsen, Vitra, Artek, Norr 11, Menu, e15 Thonet, and Piet Hein Eek.

Reprise Enlightened Design Amsterdam
25-28 January 2018
Opening hours: daily from 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM
Enlightened Design Reprise
Lensvelt Contract Furniture
Herengracht 178
1016 BR Amsterdam


Light ZUID by Françoise Oostwegel

Fractal by Marc de Groot. Photo by Marica Innocente