Das Haus - Interiors on Stage

Das Haus designed by Luca Nichetto premiered at imm Cologne 2013.

For Das Haus - Interiors on Stage at last week's imm Cologne, Italian designer Luca Nichetto unleashed a bright, leafy show home, marrying Scandinavian simplicity with Italian charm.

The multi-talented designer, who has studios in both Venice and Stockholm, designed the 'house' as a fusion of interior and exterior, creating a courtyard feel with large windows and 350 plants in custom-made planting pots by Bosa.

'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,' Nichetto says.

The house operated as a stage for a range of furniture and products designed by Nichetto, from a cabinet collection for Casamania to sofas for Cassina, carpets for Nodus and a table clock for Petite Friture. It also included custom scents and music.

The space was inspired by 'slow food', creating a show home that, even amidst a busy, sprawling trade fair, creates an environment meant to be explored and savoured.

Images courtesy Constantin Meyer; Koelnmesse.

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