Every year, in January, imm cologne is the first furniture fair of the year, presenting the latest trends to an international and professional audience. On the occasion, every year an internationally renowned designer or studio presents its idea of a fully furnished home: Das Haus – Interiors on Stage, a complete architecture of about 180 square meters. The designers in charge design the architecture and all the interiors, choose the finishes, furnishings, lighting and everything that makes up the house.
imm cologne 2020 edition has chosen the studio MUT, a multidisciplinary creative firm from Valencia that brings a Mediterranean flair into the ideal home. Mediterranean and, specifically, Spanish: a lifestyle that combines outdoor living with indoor spaces, where nature and inhabited space have always coexisted in harmony.
“A la fresca”, Das Haus at imm cologne 2020
“Das Haus offers designers the opportunity to create a project that is free from the rules of the market and production,” commented MUT. “Our project is inspired by the traditional Spanish culture of living, where houses bring together nature in their interior”.
Their project for Das Haus focuses on the concept of the Spanish house, adjusted to the contemporary mood. The interior space, with its kitchen, bathroom and sleeping functions, combines with the outdoor spaces, as in the Spanish patio tradition.
The ambiences thus become fluid, and the different functions are mixed, creating continuous spaces with no too many divisions between indoor and outdoor. The MUT studio, on the other hand, stands out for the different disciplines it is active in, and so will their multi-functional, multi-faceted home.
Since the first edition in 2012, different designers from around the world have been involved in the project: Doshi Levien (2012), Luca Nichetto (2013), Louise Campbell (2014) Neri & Hu (2015), Sebastian Herkner (2016), Todd Bracher (2017), Lucie Koldova (2018), TrulyTruly (2019).
Browse previous editions of Das Haus at imm cologne here
Find out more about Das Haus here