The walk-in “Das Haus â€“ Interiors on Stage” installation will be erected at the next imm cologne too â€“ this time based on plans by Louise Campbell. Following the format’s successful premiere with London design studio Doshi Levien in 2012 and Venetian designer Luca Nichetto’s elegant interpretation at the imm cologne 2013, the next “Das Haus” will be created by an up-and-coming young designer from Scandinavia.
A recently opened solo exhibition at the new branch of Parisâ€™s Centre Pompidou shows a selection of the French brothersâ€™ works from the last fifteen years. The more than 1,000 mÂ˛ of space in Gallery 3 of the Centre Pompidou Metz, which was designed by architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastine, serves the brothers an enormous playground. The two designers have juxtaposed products from Vitra, Magis, Alessi, Established & Sons, Axor Hansgrohe, Kartell, Kvadrat, Cappellini and Ligne Roset without establishing any immediately obvious scenographic link between them.
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â€śLet me introduce myself. My name is Jan MĂĽller, Iâ€™m 18 years old and live in Germanyâ€™s commonest teen bedroom.â€ť That, at least, is how Janâ€™s spiritual mother Karen Heumann sees it. Heumann, who is Chief Strategy Officer at Hamburg advertising agency Jung von Matt, created the fictitious MĂĽller family seven years ago: father Thomas (43), mother Claudia (40) and son Alexander (13 at the time), who is now called Jan and is 18 years old. The teen bedroom is the fourth room Jung von Matt has created as a location for lively target group research. It all started with Germanyâ€™s commonest living room, which is still on display at Jung von Mattâ€™s premises as a socio-demographic study. It was followed by living rooms at the agencyâ€™s branches in Vienna and Zurich. Each of the interior designs reflected the typical German furnishing style at the time.
Designers Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien are designing the premiere of the imm cologneâ€™s new series â€śDas Haus â€“ Interiors on Stageâ€ť, the sponsors of which include colour specialists RAL. During the presentation of the concept and the initial designs for their installation at the London press conference on 22.09., the Anglo-Indian designer couple emphasised the important role played by the sensuous materiality and colourfulness of their wall elements. RALâ€™s new plastic sample chips proved ideal for creating interesting effects that reflect the coupleâ€™s ideas about transparency and colour.