Venetian designer Luca Nichetto is presenting his vision of living in touch with nature in this year’s “Das Haus” installation at imm cologne. The large-scale installation, in the Pure Village hall at imm, communicates the experience of a synthesis of the arts that appeals to all the senses and includes numerous new products by Nichetto.
The architecture of Das Haus, a structure with permeable walls, big windows and a planted interior, is the stage for an elaborate interplay of indoors and outside. Nature is an integral element of both the architecture and the interior design. Some 350 plants were placed in the louver-like exterior walls. Inside, potted plants perform specific functions that enhance the indoor climate and are used as green walls that delineate different living zones without obstructing the view.
The simple architecture of the “Haus” provides the setting for the furnishings, most of which are Nichetto’s own designs. “I wanted to be able to create the atmosphere of a connection to nature while fostering a sense of intimacy at the same time. I want to live in a modern home, but I also want to feel at home, I like the idea that the furniture gives the space its function.” says Nichetto.