The “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” installation simulates a residential house at the international furnishing show imm cologne. Every year, a new designer is nominated and, based on their plans and design, the fair organises the erection of an approximately 200 m2 large house in the Pure Editions Hall 2.2. The furniture, colours, materials, lighting and accessories are also selected by the designer, rendering the finished house an individual configuration of interior design. The integrated concept should not just be future-oriented, but also practical, workable and above all authentic. “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” is therefore the portrait of a designer as well as a visionary concept, an example of how one can realise one’s own world to express one’s own personality. The project thereby deals not just with contemporary furnishing trends but also with people’s aspirations as well as social change.
Guest of Honour Sebastian Herkner is designing a round, transparent version of "Das Haus" for the international interiors show imm cologne that is open on all sides. 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.