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AUSSTELLUNG Deutsche Manufakturen // PASSAGEN 2015
Im Rahmen der PASSAGEN - Interior Design Week Köln wird im DAAB Salon eine exklusive Ausstellung über Deutsche Manufakturen stattfinden.
Es wird eine erlesene Auswahl der schönsten Manufakturprodukte aus der aktuellen Erstauflage des Deutschen Manufakturenführers zu sehen geben.

Die Ausstellung wird kuratiert von Olaf Salié und Björn Kroner-Salié.
Successful premiere of the COLOGNE FASHION DAYS 2014
The successful fashion format COLOGNE CATWALK took place for the fourth time this year and for the first time it was extendend by an innovative fashion fair, the COLOGNE FASHION DAYS.
This concept was an huge success. With almost 1000 visitors per day this new fashion spectacle proofs that Cologne is a location for young and aspiring fashion.

As the this year´s guest country the Netherlands presented 10 creative designers in cooperation with Fashionclash supported by the consulat of the Kindom of the Netherlands. 
On about 800 sqm young fashion labels presented their actual collections in the DOCK.ONE which provides a very stylish atmosphere.
Besides fashion designers from Cologne also national and international fashion designers were represented at this special fashion fair.
The exhibitors were absolutely satisfied, the sales went very well for both, the final consumers and the buyers.

The highlight of the three days fashion fair was definitely the 4th COLOGNE CATWALK on saturday the 15th of November.
Choreographed by Waldek Szymkowiak, eight labels exhibiting at the CFD presented their collections at the show.
As the crowning glory of the fashion event the dutch designer Chris van den Elzen & Judith van Vliet, who convinced the jury with their outstanding collection "EXICIDIUM" got awarded with the COLOGNE CATWALK Award.

The preparations for the COLOGNE FASHION DAYS in 2015 are in full swing: We are planning more framwork program, like workshops, more locations and other fair formats. Beside the designers we want to involve fashion academies and organizations.

DAAB wants to than all sponsors, partners and helpers, who made the COLOGNE FASHION DAYS possible.

The long-awaited premier of the CFD | COLOGNE FASHION DAYS 2014, a three-day trade fair for fashion enthusiasts, will take place in THE NEW YORKER | DOCK.ONE in Cologne-Mülheim from the 14th through the 16th of November. The CFD will also provide a brilliant and promising framework for the 4th edition of the highly successful COLOGNE CATWALK, which will take place on the 15th of November. The COLOGNE FASHION DAYS and the COLOGNE CATWALK both take place under the patronage of Garrelt Duin, Minister for Economic Affairs, Energy, Industry and Commerce of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. As organizer of both events, Ralf Daab and the team of the Cologne-based publishing house DAAB are particularly pleased about the cooperation with TM TextilMitteilungen, the visionary dialogue-magazine for fashion professionals and FashionUnited, a leading international industry network for fashion professionals.

EXHIBITION: WALL | SPACE /w Lars Breuer and Kai Richter
WALL | SPACE - premiere exhibition at the DAAB Salon.
The exhibition, which is curated by Gérard Goodrow, showcases artworks of two young artists based in the Rhineland. 
Installations, objects and collages of the sculptor Kai Richter from Düsseldorf are faced with paintings, photographies and metal reliefs of the Cologne based artist Lars Breuer.

PASSAGES Book Launch @ St.Moritz Art Masters
During the opening weekend of the St.Moritz Art Masters  we launched our new book PASSAGES - INDIAN ART TODAY.
The editors Julia Ritterskamp and Gérard Goodrow held an art talk together with indian artist Nai Manish  and Ranjana Steinruecke , who is a gallery owner from Mumbai and also wrote a text passage for PASSAGES.
We had such a great time in St.Moritz and especially in the Chesa Planta in Zouz, where the book launch was held. 
At our new adress you can find our office, but also the DAAB Salon.
The DAAB Salon affords premises for exhibitions and special events. 
It also includes a shop where you can buy our books. 

New adress:

Maastrichter Str. 53
50672 Cologne / Germany

Von Donnerstag, dem 3.7.2014 bis Samstag, dem 5.7.2014 bieten wir in unseren Büroräumen Scheidtweilerstraße 69 in Köln-Braunsfeld Ansichts- und Mängelexemplare aus unserem aktuellen Buchprogramm zu stark reduzierten Preisen an.

Book Launch of Crossing China
During ART BASEL HONGKONG 2014 we are hosting a book launch of Crossing China in collaboration with THE MINISTRY OF ART and GOETHE INSTITUTE HONGKONG on May 16th at 5:30 pm at Goethe- Gallery, HK.

If you want to join the Book Launch please rsvp at

DAAB Journal 2014
The new DAAB Journal 2014 now online available
Daab @ Art Cologne 2014
Visit us at ART COLOGNE 2014!

Hall 11.3, Art Papers
April 10th - April 13th, 2014

Book Signing - Crossing China
with editor Gérard Goodrow
Saturday April 13, 5-6 pm

Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Cologne, Germany
Book Launch: Crossing China // Ammann Gallery
We had an awesome time at our book launch of CROSSING CHINA in the Ammann Gallery in Cologne. The book was proudly presented by Ralf Daab and Gerard Goodrow. It was a great evening with fascinating Chinese art.
"Die Kunst des Wohnens - Wohnen mit Kunst"
Wir bedanken uns herzlich für den wunderbaren Abend „The Art of Parkett“ mit euch allen bei Parkett Dietrich in Köln. Bei kulinarischen Köstlichkeiten war Zeit zum persönlichen Austausch in einem besonderen Ambiente. Es gab ein tolles Gespräch zum Thema „Die Kunst des Wohnens – Wohnen mit Kunst“.
Land of the Rising Art Scene

edited by Gérard Goodrow

Information * Order * Follow

ARTS CAN DO Gala Dinner
The ARTS CAN DO Gala Dinner in Beijing by the Australia China Art Foundation was an outstanding success.
Book Launch Think Dutch @ Moooi
FRAME , DAAB and MOOOI cordially invite you to celebrate the launch of THINK DUTCH.
Think Dutch bei M/Philippi
THINK DUTCH ist jetzt auch bei M/PHILIPPI auf der Dürener Str. 190 in Köln-Lindenthal erhältlich.

Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 2014
Wir freuen uns sehr, dass unser Buch Pride and Glory - The Art of the Rockers' Jacket von Horst Friedrichs für den Deutschen Fotobuchpreis 2014 des Börsenvereins des Deutschen Buchhandels nominiert wurde.
ACC Distribution will be distributing DAAB Publishing in the United Kingdom, the United States and other territories.
DAAB Dinner Party in Frankfurt 2013

We had a great time with friends and colleagues at our dinner party in the Roomers Loft during the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Fabian Backhaus, the leading actor of the German movie HANS DAMPF - Der Film and film caterer, was in charge of our culinary well-being for the two nights.

For more pictures, please check out our photo album “DAAB Dinner Party in Frankfurt 2013” on facebook.
DAAB Ambassador: Leoni Spiekermann
Our publication CROSSING CHINA by GERARD GOODROW, coming this fall, is additionally promoted by our media partner ARTGATE - CONSULTING & CONNECTION THE ARTS through their close relations to the Chinese art scene. We are happy to announce the founder LEONI SPIEKERMANN as our "AMBASSADOR".

Conceptual Architecture and Design in the Netherlands

Check out The Think Dutch Project on facebook.

Paola Navone @ Crate & Barrel
check out our book about PAOLA NAVONE @ Crate & Barrel

DAAB Books in Stores
Check out our books at two brand new concept stores in Cologne: B8lich in Cologne-Rodenkirchen and LOOK! Conzept Store in the "Belgische Viertel" in Cologne.

We are very pleased to announce our collaboration with ARTGATE , the first art agency for tailor made events and art consulting in Europe and in connection to the emerging art markets of China, Russia and the Middle East. We welcome Leonie Spiekermann as one of the first DAAB "embassadors" and we are looking forward to our future projects. ARTGATE also produces a bi-monthly online Bulletin together with independent art magazines with top news from selected emerging art markets and Germany. To sign up, please go here
Art Talk with Gérard Goodrow


The new DAAB catalogue 2013 is now online available.

DAAB at Art Cologne 2013
World Premiere of PRIDE AND GLORY the Art of Rockers´Jacket at Lewis Leathers in London

DAAB books at SØR
All new DAAB books are now available at 58 SØR shops in Germany. To locate the 
stores go to
DAAB Lounge in Frankfurt
DAAB Lounge during the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012 at the Roomers loft
The grand finale of the COLOGNE CATWALK 2012
6th September 2012 at THE NEW YORKER | DOCK.ONE