Brooklyn Designer Rethinks Contemporary Living for IMM Cologne Installation
October 10, 2016,
COLOGNE, Germany—Todd Bracher, a Brooklyn-based product designer, will question traditional home living elements in his Das Haus installation for imm Cologne, the international interiors show in January.
Each year, a young, influential designer is chosen to design Das Haus to make a personal statement on contemporary living in a simulation of a residential house combining architecture, interior design and furnishings.
For this show, Bracher will produce a spacious and architectural design, using two interwoven, starkly different frames—one a large space surrounded by bookshelves as walls and a semi-transparent shell, the other a black cube over which a ball seems to hover—under a floating roof. The concept looks to challenge the traditional sequence of rooms of a home and instead offer a vision of intertwining zones: one for dining, one for rest and one for hygiene.
Previous Das Haus designers include Doshi Levien (2012), Lucha Nichetto (2013), Louise Campbell (2014), Neri&Hu (2015) and Sebastian Herkner (2016). This year’s show takes place Jan. 16-21.
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