“Life is more dynamic outside”: An interview with Prof. Mark Braun

Mark Braun © Sonja Müller

Mark Braun is a renowned German designer and university professor. As a member of the jury, together with other experts, he selected the furniture for this year’s Trend Show at spoga+gafa. We spoke to him about his demands for the design of outdoor areas, aspiring young designers and about his expectations for the future of outdoor design.

That was spoga+gafa 2018

spoga+gafa 2018: Entrance North – Photo: Koelnmesse

spoga+gafa 2018 presented the entire world of the garden again from 2 to 4 September in Halls 1 to 10 and on two additional outdoor areas. In the scope of our photo galleries we would like to give you a brief overview of the past exhibition days and the diversity of the range of products offered: creation & care, garden bbq, garden living und garden unique – these are the theme areas that could be discovered at the trade fair.

spoga+gafa 2018 in figures

spoga+gafa 2018 – Photo: Koelnmesse

After three successful trade fair days, spoga+gafa 2018 had achieved increased attendance when it closed its doors. The trends and theme worlds focusing on the world of the garden attracted around 40,000 trade visitors from 114 countries to Cologne including the top decision-makers from the green industry.

“Harmony with the environment”: An interview with Jeannette Altherr

Jeannette Altherr © Lievore Altherr

Together with Alberto Lievore, Jeannette Altherr heads one of the most renowned design agencies in Spain. The graduate product and industry designer from Barcelona is a member of the jury for this year’s trend show at spoga+gafa. We talked with her about the various requirements of outdoor design, inspirations from nature and special furniture qualities.