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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

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

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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

Architectural Premium Treehouses

Green, Hidden and Above

Reigning majestically amid the treetops, the treehouse is a bastion of freedom and security in harmony with nature. It is a construction based either on a single tree or several, or on stilts in the middle of trees. more…

Unique Youngstar – Josefine


A sun lounge with two functions: ‘Josefine’ is an elegant piece of wooden furniture to be used in hotel gardens or your own green oasis. Only a few steps are necessary to change the lounge to a chair. If you decide to install this furniture at a specific spot, it’s not a problem to face the lounger towards the sun and place the chair in the shadow at the same time. In hotels this allows you to create areas for relaxing and communication without removing the outdoor furniture. more…

Acquamarina by NARDI

Unbenannt-1Innovative design solutions and materials have been implemented in NARDI’s newest piece, the Acquamarina. The four-position resin seat is available with a high back and headrest and distinguished by a perforated polka-dot pattern on both the seat and back.


Unique Youngstar – Cumulus

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A cloud is an object of significance in the sky, floating as part of a natural pattern of streaks, rays, birds and stars within the earth’s atmosphere. The construct of “Cumulus” is meant to provide a serene, ethereal, and calming experience.


Red Dot Award Ceremony and Anniversary


Parasol by Calma

Calma and Dickson-Constant, two exhibitors at the premium segment of spoga+gafa, won the award for excellent product design. The “Red Dot” Award ceremony will take place on Monday, June 29 at the Aalto-Theater in Essen.


Unique Youngstar – Hittl


Build your own house – this is every child’s dream. ‘Hittl’ helps to make this dream become true, in the garden or inside your kid’s room.


Sun loungers by SIT MOBILIA


Garden chairs and garden tables made ​​of stainless steel – since 1988 the Swiss furniture manufacturer SIT Mobilia is known for it’s high quality stainless steel outdoor furniture. In 2015, besides different tables with correspondingly different board materials and new seating there is an entirely new product added to the catalogue: the sun lounger.


Unique Youngstar – snak

Photo: Alex Küper Photographer

„snak“ is a foldable table for 6-8 people and measures 175cm x 75cm x 72cm. The young designer Gunnar Søren Petersen from Berlin has snatched one of the 16 finale seats in the 2015 ‘unique youngstar’ competition.


Unique Youngstar – Halo


‘Halo’ is a hanging feeding station for birds made of two main elements: a terracotta water trough and a lacquered steel tube that stores and provide seeds. Made of geometric volumes and hidden fittings it acts as a mobile that emphasizes interaction within their surroundings and contemplation of Nature.


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