Köln 2018 – How many moods can be created with light? According to Lucie Koldova they are limitless. As 2018 Guest of Honour, the Czech designer created the 180 m2 Das Haus installation at IMM Cologne, a honeycomb-structured living space exploring how ‘levels of light’ can shape contemporary domestic lifestyles from creative work environments to more intimate spaces and rooms for daily rituals such as a walking wardrobe and relaxing zones.
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“Energy comes into our homes with the light. I wanted to tell the story of an ideal house with light in the most varied forms.” Explained the Prague-based designer. “In my ‘Haus’, light plays the main role, and the furniture will complete the rooms – and not the other way around!”
Though, Koldova’s house doesn’t come with a kitchen.“I have many other important things to show. In my ideal house, I would not be cooking,” said the designer during an imm presentation in her Prague studio.
The working-at-home space is minimal and clean to provide focus while the bathroom and sleeping area adorns warm timber walls which feature cascading curtains of intimate lighting. In the bright-red walk-in wardrobe the lighting displays and frames clothing to become part of the furnishings. In the intimate relaxing zone starry lights by Fabbian evoke dreaming activity surrounding Kafer und Hummel blossom sofa.
The Das Haus series is IMM Cologne’s exhibition and holistic residential home simulation of architecture, interior design and furnishing, which a different designer is invited to design each year by the international interiors trade fair imm cologne. In an area of around 180 m2, the guest of honour can thus make a personal statement on contemporary living.
Lucie Koldova is the Art Director of Bohemian glass design brand Brokis as well as a furniture designer creating furniture pieces and glass sculptures for international brands worldwide. Her creative interest mainly focuses on glass and lighting design, involving ever more novel and exciting themes as well as technological and formal solutions in the field-
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All Images: courtesy of IMM Cologne.