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Lectures at garden unique

Foto: © Agrob Buchtal

Foto: © Agrob Buchtal

On Monday, August 31, 2015 the spoga+gafa provides an event for garden- and landscape architects. From 10 am to 1 pm four speakers will talk about concepts of space and materials for the planning of private gardens. The lectures will take place in cooperation with Garten+Landschaft  (garden+landscape) at garden unique in hall 10.2. The course awards training points.


unique youngstar – The Finalists


Young designers from all over the world took part in the creative ‘unique youngstar’ competition this year after submitting their ideas on the competition theme ‘Outdoor Living’. The international expert jury has now selected 16 nominees from among the 75 entries. Besides three prices Koelnmesse awards a public prize which will be decided through an online voting.


“A context designed to enhance design”

EMU appreciates garden unique as a premiumformat
Photo: © Koelnmesse

Foto: © Koelnmesse

The Italian outdoorlabel EMU has been one of many exhibitors that appreciate garden unique as a premium platform. International manufacturers of high quality outdoor furniture use the special segment of spoga+gafa for an exchange with architects and other designers.


“We expect a very positive development of the contract sector.”

JanKurtz appreciates the advantages of garden unique
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As a repeating exhibitor the German furniture manufacturer JanKurtz belongs to the base of spoga+gafa. Again this year, the manufacturer presents innovative outdoor furniture in the premium segment of the tradeshow. Talking to Enrico Thieke, head of sales&marketing, we learned why the presence at garden unique is so very important.


„Reach the Players“

SCAB Design sees garden unique as trend-setting platform

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The italian manufacturer of outdoor furniture SCAB Design has been one of the regular exhibitors of garden unique, the premiumsegment of spoga+gafa. Export Manager Paolo Forestan is happy to be coming back this year. more…

unique youngstar 2015



The registration period for the young designer competition garden unique youngstar has started: Young designers can submit their Outdoor Living designs by april 1st, 2015.


See you again at garden unique 2015

Stand: Nardi, garden unique, Halle 10.2

garden unique 2014, Foto: © Koelnmesse

A succesful event of garden unique 2014 came to an end. We are looking forward to welcome you again next year. In 2015, the spoga+gafa will take place from 30 August to 1 September.


unique youngstars 2014 have been selected

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The winners of the unique youngstars 2014 have been selected: During the unique hour, the winners of this year’s young designer competition were announced. Three jury prizes and a public prize were up for grabs at the opening day.


New inspiration in the contract business


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From 31.08 to 02.09.2014 the worldwide garden industry will be visiting Cologne. During three promising exhibition days you can expect new inspirations and fresh impulses in the premium area of spoga+gafa. In Hall 10.2 premium manufacturer will present their latest products at garden unique. The Contract Business Guide, the official exhibition guide and indispensable reference, is available as download for all visitors.


garden unique – “an adequate presentation area to premium brands”


Photo: © Koelnmesse

The premium area of spoga+gafa, garden unique, presents novelties and latest trends in high-end garden furniture. An Interview with Project Manager Katrin Schön of Koelnmesse about the improvements, characteristics and the supporting program of the garden unique area.


unique youngstar: these are the nominees


Photo: © Koelnmesse

51 entries from 18 countries: That is the result of this year’s young designer competition, unique youngstar. The five members of the expert jury have now selected the 16 nominated products of 15 young designers. In addition to the nomination, the young creatives can already look forward to being able to showcase their idea on the competition theme ‘Outdoor Living’ at the spoga+gafa from 31st August to 2nd September.


In a different way: Interview with Harry&Camila

Photo: © Rainer Hosch

Camila Vega Faba and Harry Paul van Ierssel, both designers, founded Harry&Camila in 1994. They are known for their mysterious objects and for experimentation with materials and topologies. Harry&Camila are members of the jury for this year’s garden unique young talent competition “unique youngstar”. In the interview the designers talk about their main influences and how they combine their individual ways of working.


Unique garden furniture in Cologne


spoga + gafa 2014, Köln außer Haus; Outdoors in Cologne, Aussteller: Landgard

The manufacturers of premium garden furniture at spoga+gafa are located in Hall 10.2 this year. The new location of the garden unique segment is attributable to the overall high demand in the garden furniture sector. Centrally located – and thus also in the direct vicinity of the related segments of garden living – the visitors can look forward to short routes and to international top brands such as Barlow Tyrie, Calma, Emu, Nardi, Schaffner, Umbrosa, Weishäupl or Zumsteg.

Exhibitors 2014

unique youngstar – Spruce


The young designer Eduard Zakharov from St. Petersburg, Russia is one of the 16 finalists in the ‘unique youngstar’ competition 2015. With his ‘spruce’, a dining table for indoor and outdoor use, he saved himself a seat in the finals.


Outdoor Garden Furniture by Barlow Tyrie


In 2015, Barlow Tyrie presents two new outdoor collections: The dining-collection MONTEREY and the high comfort-outdoor-collection CAYMAN. more…

unique youngstar – Water Carafes

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The quality of Dutch tap water is excellent. Regulations for tap water are very strict. And yet, bottled water is a thousand times more expensive, plus, it has a negative effect on the environment.


unique youngstar – Boots shears

Two of the main objects of gardening are shears and boots. Why not bringing them together?
As we are always crouched in the garden, the location of the shears, fixed on a boot,  is the best for easy access.


unique youngstar – Grid Table Series

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Grid is a table collection which convinces through to its graphical design. The table plates are made of steel panels and cut with the laser. The table frame is filigree and made of 10cm iron pipes which helps to support the characteristics visually.


unique youngstar – Showerbench

When the temperature is 30°C and above, you can help it only with a fresh shower under the sunny sky. The “Showerbench” by Felix Stadie from Amsterdam, Netherlands, is a hybrid between a classic shower and a garden bench which will make this amusement even more relaxing.


GLATZ-Umbrellas for Day and Night

The new umbrellas by GLATZ AG help against the dark. The Fortello® as well as the Palazzo® umbreallas protect you from sun, rain and win throughout the day and in the evening they give you a warm light with LED-lights.


unique youngstar – Vegrack


Many people would like to grow their own vegetables. Unfortunately most of them don’t have enough space, know-how or simply time for it. Additional the peripheral growing of vegetables is leading to more transport- and packaging which turns the naturally goods into an environmental pollution. Due to the help of professional garden building techniques VEGRACK helps to simplify the growing of your own vegetables, fruits and herbs in your own living area.


unique youngstar – Kok flot

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The young designers Alina Kirsch and Anna Mühleiß from Stuttgart, Germany are two of the 16 finalists in the ‘unique youngstar’ competition 2015. With their ‘kok flot’, a cooking tray for indoor and outdoor use, they saved themselves a seat in the finals.


Stefan Diez designes more YARD for emu

503_508_509_YardYard, designed by Stefan Diez, is a complete collection of furniture that includes a chair, armchairs, fixed and extensible tables, a two-seater sofa, a sunbed and low tables. Emu enhances the collection with new furniture elements: a stool and a high table.


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