Das Haus: 'A la fresca' by MUT Studio @ Imm Cologne 2020 - Photo by Koelnmesse, IMM Cologne.

Das Haus: ‘A la fresca’ pavilion by MUT Design @ Imm Cologne 2020 – All photos by Koelnmesse, IMM Cologne.

Interior Design – Each year, Imm Cologne invites emerging designers to create a Das Haus pavilion, a full-sized home reflecting on contemporary lifestyle. In 2020, Spanish studio MUT Design has created A la Fresca, an interior design project inspired by simple geometric shapes and the sun-drenched landscape and nature of their home town Valencia.

Das Haus: 'A la fresca' by MUT Studio @ Imm Cologne 2020 - Photo by Koelnmesse, IMM Cologne.

Neuheitenrundgang, Stand: Das Haus, Pure Architects, Halle 3.1

Life on the Mediterranean is synonymous with life outdoors. Since time immemorial, our homes have always incorporated an element of nature into their interiors,” say Alberto Sánchez and Eduardo Villalón, founders of MUT Design.

Das Haus: 'A la fresca' by MUT Studio @ Imm Cologne 2020 - Photo by Koelnmesse, IMM Cologne.

Reminiscent of a classical pavilion, the square ground area is dissected by convex wall panels and dissolves into four round rooms styled with minimalist furnishings that are arranged around a central residual space and completely open outwards. In Spanish homes, life revolves around the patio, a hybrid space connecting indoor and outdoor, a shaded inner courtyard at the core of Mediterranean architecture.

Das Haus: 'A la fresca' by MUT Studio @ Imm Cologne 2020 - Photo by Koelnmesse, IMM Cologne.

A la fresca reflect such lifestyle and features quality garden furniture by MUT. A series of new products were developed for pavilion including a hammock, an outdoor rug and a room divider by GAN, a rattan chair by Expormim or a chair by Diabla.

The new outdoor chair for Gandia Blasco and MUT Design’s new developments for Cappellini (a chair), Sancal (a pouffe) and Preciosa Lighting (a pendant lamp) as well as MUT’s addition to the Nudo series for Ex.t were chosen to bring the snug cosiness of interior spaces into the outdoors.

Das Haus: 'A la fresca' by MUT Studio @ Imm Cologne 2020 - Photo by Koelnmesse, IMM Cologne.

The central lamp simulates the incidence of natural light from the sun as it travels across the sky in the course of a day. “It has been designed to stream freely through the open areas and swim on the water. It acts as a frame and a thread that ties the whole structure together.”

New convex-shaped tiles by Peronda provide a consistent covering for the walls and floors. The colours and materials are soft and simple: sand, terracotta, white … a blend of a modern, rustic style and minimalism.

Das Haus: 'A la fresca' by MUT Studio @ Imm Cologne 2020 - Photo by Koelnmesse, IMM Cologne.

Das Haus: 'A la fresca' by MUT Studio @ Imm Cologne 2020 - Photo by Koelnmesse, IMM Cologne.