So I am back from the IMM show in Cologne. It is the second time I visit this furniture show and I believe it covers seriously good design from North Europe and the Mediterranean countries.
Each year the imm nominates a new designer for the architectural elements and furnishing of indoor and outdoor space of ‘Das Haus’.
This year’s “Das Haus”, a simulation of a real home, has been designed by Danish designer Louise Campbell. She blends masculine logic and feminine philosophy in one open large space with no boundaries.
Entitled 0-100, ‘Das Haus’ features a large row of soft beds with dreamy lamp shades, for a 24/7 use, providing space for many visitors, guests and family. The gathering area is provided through main tables which act as the centre of gravity in the house.
Noticeably large and carefully selected, is the tool area, not merely a kitchen, but a place for making anything needed in order to maintain a comfortable life in the home. From baking bread, mending a piece of clothing to fixing a shoe or table leg, combining feminine and more masculine tasks (in case there is such a role play still). Hers and his. Slow or fast. And soft or hard.
The house is not about style, but about a purpose being timeless. There are no walls but soft textiles, which can be rolled up as desired and needed. The color palette ranges from white to beige, pink, red and grey to natural wood and some greenery.