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The “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage”
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The format: “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” and its designers

“Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” is the large-scale installation of a living situation based on the very personal ideas of an internationally influential designer or designteam who changes every year. The spectacular design project is half visionary, walk-in house simulation, half designer portrait. Following London design team Doshi Levien’s successful launch of the imm cologne’s new design event at the imm cologne 2012, it is continued yearly.

For seven days in January every year, it’s constructed from scratch, painted and lovingly furnished, visited by thousands, discussed and photographed. The simulated interior in Cologne – a combination of architecture, interior design and furnishings – gives a designer or design team the opportunity to make their own personal statement on contemporary living. In a wide-ranging variety of styles – from minimalist to extravagant, from matter-of-fact to sensuous – the installation blends current trends and products into a finely tuned interior design.

Das Haus 2020 by MUT Design

Das Haus 2020 by MUT Design

Koelnmesse has nominated the young Spanish design team MUT to be its guest of honour for the ninth edition of “Das Haus” at imm cologne 2020. In their version of the design event highlight at the international furniture and interiors fair imm cologne, the team headed by Alberto Sánchez and Eduardo Villalón will be focusing on the transition between indoors and outside.

The "Das Haus - Interiors on Stage" 2020
The “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” 2019

Das Haus 2019 by Truly Truly

Truly Truly have developed a concept of a home that is flexible enough to adapt to changing life rhythms and to offer its residents spaces for different moods. ‘Das Haus’ 2019 transforms the home into an inspiring place for a conscious experience of individuality and community – far away from the hectic routine of life.

The “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” 2019
Das Haus 2018 by Lucie Koldova

Das Haus 2018 by Lucie Koldova

Lucie Koldova is guest of honor of Das Haus 2018. The young Czech designer from Prague is known for her extraordinary flair in designing lighting fixtures and lighting effects. For the seventh year running, the international interiors show imm cologne has invited an international designer to use architecture, interior design and furniture in a simulated house in order to make a personal statement about contemporary living.

The “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” 2018
Das Haus 2017 by Todd Bracher

Das Haus 2017 by Todd Bracher

What do we need to live? The design by Todd Bracher, with which the US designer surprised the visitors of the imm cologne 2017 can be reduced down to this simple question. Especially since they still could recall last year’s “Das Haus” with its very different design that confused the senses – full of colours, scents, textile haptics, round in shape, transparent and open on all sides. Whereas Sebastian Herkner demonstrated sensual indulgence recently, Todd Bracher is limiting himself down to the essentials.

The “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” 2017
Das Haus 2016 by Sebastian Herkner

Das Haus 2016 by Sebastian Herkner

This edition of “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” stands in bold contrast with not only the compact installation from Neri&Hu at the last imm cologne, but in fact also with all living conventions. It is circular, more or less transparent and has almost no solid wall elements. Nonetheless, Sebastian Herkner’s house promises to be a sensual experience – a house that is soft and aromatic, colourful and communicative, and which is able to change its form like a chameleon.

The “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” 2016
Das Haus 2015 by Neri&Hu

Das Haus 2015 by Neri&Hu

imm cologne’s “Das Haus” has never possessed such imposing architectural force. Last year, the visitor was invited into the interior of Louise Campbell’s “Haus”, a country-house-like, Scandinavian-cosy space. This year, the installation by the Chinese architect couple Rossana Hu and Lyndon Neri affects the beholder more like a challenge to be overcome. And that’s exactly what “Das Haus” 2015 by Neri&Hu is meant to be – a challenge.

The “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” 2015
Das Haus 2014 by Louise Campbell

Das Haus 2014 by Louise Campbell

koelnmesse has nominated Danish designer Louise Campbell to create “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage 2014”. At the international interior design fair imm cologne in January 2014, she will be building a low-tech house as an open space for flexible use in which the furniture merely serves to symbolise basic functions. For the Dane, flexibility, comfort and scope for creativity are the most important requirements an ideal home should satisfy.

The “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” 2014
Das Haus 2013 by Luca Nichetto

Das Haus 2013 by Luca Nichetto

What possibilities do we have for enhancing the way we live? There are technological approaches, sustainability concepts, social and multicultural utopias and ideals. And, since 14th January 2013, there has been an experiment on the idea of green living too: the “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” installation at the current imm cologne, this year designed for the international furniture fair by Luca Nichetto. In his design, the Venetian focuses on solutions intended to enable occupants to live in direct co-existence with nature.

The “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” 2013
Das Haus 2012 by Doshi Levien

Das Haus 2012 by Doshi Levien

Who says modern everyday life and sensuousness have to be at odds with one another? The “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” installation by Doshi Levien at the imm cologne 2012 aims to furnish evidence to the contrary and launches the new event concept at the fair. In an installation that is visionary not just at architectural level but in creative terms as well, the design experiment is developing into a fascinating study on modern ways of living.

The “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” 2012