lucie koldova builds space with light for IMM cologne 2018's das haus

lucie koldova builds space with light for IMM cologne 2018's das haus

for IMM cologne 2018, czech designer lucie koldova builds the ‘das haus’ installation as a structure of light. rightly named ‘light levels’, the project explores new furniture, new lights and new perspectives with a very sensual but minimalist approach. as such, it offers visitors a journey through various emotional states, where lights, moods, transparencies, materials and colors helps transport them.

with a focus on lighting, czech designer lucie koldova creates ‘das haus’ for IMM cologne 2018
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I want to tell the story of an ideal house, and not with words, but instead with light in the most varied forms,’ tells lucie koldova. ‘in my haus, light will play the main role, and the furniture will complete the rooms – and not the other way around!

the ‘blossom’ sofa for kafer und hummel is surrounded by ‘lens’ wall and ceiling lights for fabbian



first started in 2012, the ‘das haus’ series is a holistic residential home simulation of architecture, interior design and furnishing. each year, IMM cologne invite a different designer to create a personal interpretation on contemporary living, usually in a space around 180 m². beginning with doshi levein, the british duo’s installation was followed by luca nichetto, louise campbell, neri&hu, sebastian herkner and most recently, todd bracher in 2017 respectively.

the walk-in wardrobe is the most vividly colored space in the home



configured almost like a honeycomb, the rooms join to one another, with a living room at its heart in order to represent shared experiences. each space stands for a certain feeling, as well as a practical function in everyday life. to further this concept, each is dominated by its own material and its own light color. a house of interplay and contrast is the result with angular and round forms, bright and shadowy atmospheres, and cool and soft environments.

the lighting displays and frames clothing to become part of the furnishings



as well as exploring a new concept for interior lighting, the rooms are all furnished with products of extraordinary design vocabulary and material language, most specifically with many furniture debuts by lucie koldova. as expected, the czech designer, with her usual grandeur, creates and introduces multiple lighting pieces across the residence. welcoming visitors to the home, brokis’ ‘ivy’ cascades on the exterior and living room walls as expansive, curtain-like installations, as well as single sculptures. furthermore, the ‘lens’ wall edition and chandelier for fabbian conveys a relaxing and peaceful ambience inside the soft room of solitude with the ‘blossom’ sofa for kafer und hummel.

the contemporary residence does not feature a kitchen of any sorts



continuing koldova’s more unusual step into traditional furniture, she has introduced further new designs across the home. immediately, in the heart of the house, the ‘link’ sofa and chairs for prostoria creates a comfortable environment for family and friends. in a brightly illuminated space, the ‘cocoon’ chair and stool, as well as the vividly colored ‘chips’ chair for TON reside. the latter design blends harmoniously with her lighting as its curved mesh rear enables the sense of energy with its opaque material.

the ‘chips’ chair for TON is introduced with ‘das haus’


the office space is minimal and clean to provide focus


the bathroom and sleeping area adorns warm timber walls which feature cascading curtains of intimate lighting


czech designer lucie koldova in ‘das haus’






‘ivy’ for brokis can be installed as expansive pieces or as individuals

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