The design industry is predominantly shaped by commercial factors. Nevertheless, â€śDas Hausâ€ť 2016 by Sebastian Herkner, set to be built at the next edition of imm cologne, shows that design has more to say than can be expressed merely in terms of aesthetics, function, engineering, material and sustainability.
In just under a week it is time at last – imm cologne opens its doors again. This year “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” by Sebastian Herkner is not only a complete contrast to its predecessors, but also to the conventional living we are familiar with. Circular, more or less translucent and with next to no solid walls, the visitors can look forward to a totally new experience.
The new edition of “Das Haus â€“ Interiors on Stage” stands in bold contrast 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 â€“ a house that is soft and aromatic, colourful and communicative. In the interview with Oliver Herwig, the designer talks about the conception of his installation.
The new edition of “Das Haus â€“ 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 â€“ a house that is soft and aromatic, colourful and communicative, and which is able to change its form like a chameleon.
As part of the concept of the imm cologne design event â€śDas Haus â€“ Interiors on Stageâ€ť, a new designer is invited each year to set the stage of this international interior design platform. Cologne is proud to announce that Sebastian Herkner will take on this role in 2016. Dick Spierenburg, the imm cologne Creative Director, explains in interview the selection process, comparing all five sharply contrasting editions of â€śThe Houseâ€ť.
What form could living take on, if a designer is able to really live out his fantasies? How much can one read into his person, culture and convictions regarding the sense, function and aesthetics of architecture, furniture and interior design based on such a design? And what appearance does this vision take on when it is created by a German designer?