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“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.


“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.


„Reach the Players“

SCAB Design sees garden unique as trend-setting platform

Export Manager Paolo Forestan, ©SCAB

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

Gewinner des garden unique youngstar-Award der spoga+gafa 2014.

award ceremony unique youngstar 2014

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

German Garden Book Award



The winner of the German and European Garden Book Award 2015 were announced: in nine categories the jury announced winners for the 9th and the 5th time. For the first time there was a winner elected in the category “best garden poem”. more…

Garden Shed – Do It Yourself Design

Kekkillä / Linda Bergroth 5.9.09


Avanto Architects designed together with Kekkilä a designer garden shed with many purposes. You can use it not only as green house, work place or to store your garden tools, but also as little private outdoor area. The modular system is designed as an outdoor hut with individual touch. The owner not only has to build it together himself, but also is free to design and combine it the way it suits him best. more…

National Gardening Week



Today, the National Gardening Week 2015 opened it’s doors. All over Britain, parks and gardens provide special events for their visitors from 13th to 19th April 2015. As part of the event, on Friday 17 April gardens that normally charge for entry or are closed to the public will be opening their doors for free.


Herbarium. Wilhelm Weimar. The Photography Department in Context


© Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

Until april 19th, 40 or so examples of photographer Wilhelm Weimars work can be seen at MKG, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg. The exhibition gives a glimpse into a previously completely unknown and important inventory of Wilhelm Weimar‘s oeuvre, and sets it in relation to photographs of plants by Constant Alexandre Famin (1827-1888), the Alinari brothers (active from  1854 – 1890) as well as a pattern book for the applied arts from the publisher Martin Gerlach (1846-1918), which are also on view in the exhibition. more…

*** Happy Easter ***


© Sandra Eberz

garden unique wishes you sunny holidays and happy easter. We are looking forward to keep you updated about news and trends about premium outdoor furniture in this season.

»Der Garten glänzt vor lauter Licht«


© 2014 Suhrkamp Verlag GmbH and Co. KG

The garden, whether wild and natural or designed by a loving human hand – Rainer Maria Rilke was inspired by it to many poems and texts. Whether the small deatil or the big picture, the silence in winter or the warm air in summer, gorgeous flowers or huge trees – all those pictures were caught by the poet. For him, the garden is always: a place full of magic and peace.

Published in March 2015 by Suhrkamp Verlag

Unique Youngstar 2015

Garden unique youngstars: Ausstellungsansichten, Halle 10.2

Photo: © Koelnmesse

The application period for this year’s young designer contest, which has been accompanying the premium exhibition segment garden unique for the past three years, runs until 1 April.

Outdoortrends 2015 by HOUE

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Click and Eclipse bamboo, ©HOUE

The new garden season 2015 starts for HOUE with new and individual outdoor chairs and tables, designed by the Danish designers Henrik Pedersen and Jesper K. Thomsen. The newest trend however, is a designed furniture collection, affordable for everybody.


The beginning of outdoor furniture

Das Mittagessen

Claude Monet (1840-1926), The Luncheon, Foto: bpk | RMN – Grand Palais | Patrice Schmidt © Musée d`Orsay, legs de Gustave Caillebotte, 1894


The nineteenth century was a time of upheavals and a wide variety of developments all taking place at the same time ‒ developments that also left their mark on the paintings of the Impressionists. Increasing industrialization brought about a change in the relationship between man and nature, but also that between work and leisure time. The garden wasn’t used for planting food only but also for relaxation and enjoyment. Furniture was taken outdoors in summer and for the first time people created themselves a place for leisure in the sun.

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