Das Haus 2019 “Living by Moods” at the imm cologne, Cologne, Germany

Designed by: Studio Truly Truly
For client: Koelnmesse GmbH Floor area: 180.00 M² Year of completion: 2019
Submitted for: Trade-Fair Stand of the Year

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The new Press sofa (also seen here as a long pouf in the foreground) is a prototype (produced by Käfer & Hummel). It was developed by Studio Truly Truly for their Das Haus at imm cologne 2019 and was shown at the Cologne fair for the first time.

About the Project

The “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” (German for “The House”) installation is a simulated residential house at the international interiors show imm cologne. It measures approximately 180 m² and is placed in the middle of the Pure Editions area of the trade fair, which is imm cologne’s platform for creative brands with visionary products and product concepts.
Accordingly, “Das Haus” is an experimental area and platform for contemporary interior design from around the world. It gives visitors the opportunity to see and experience current, up-to-the-minute home furnishings trends and is also a discussion of people’s desires and a reflection of social change.
Each year, the architecture, room structures, furnishings, materials, colours and light installations are all taken from the imagination of a newly nominated designer/design team/architect. And in producing their version of “Das Haus”, each designer finds their personal response to the question of how people might already be able to live today. Being the Guests of honor of the 8th “Das Haus”, the Australian designers Kate and Joel Booy demonstrated their understanding of design and their artistic sensitivity in their take on a residential home for the design event with a strong tradition.

What’s unique about it

The event format "Das Haus" provided Studio Truly Truly with the unique opportunity to transform their experimental vision of living beyond commercial goals and branding into a simulated reality and to share it with a fascinated specialist and end consumer audience. According to the concept title “Living by Moods”, the space was structured and designed around moods instead of functions. Almost without any interior walls, four zones merged into one another – Reclusive, Serene, Active and Reclining – to create a living space that is flexible enough to support the changing rhythms of its residents’ lives and adapt to their needs as well as providing inspiring surroundings where they can interact away from the hectic pace and routine of daily life. With their sensual use of details – the textures, textiles, colours – and the ambiguity of the assignment of room functions and the design of furniture (somewhere between function and art, between private and public), Kate and Joel Booy gave trade fair visitors a thrilling experience. The design duo’s love of the materials that they work with was clear in their vision. Glass and wool, wood and metal were bathed in the unique lighting that Studio Truly Truly skilfully staged. Despite its simple, minimalist forms and somewhat sparse decoration, visitors could almost bask in its warm colours and soothing clarity. The camouflage pattern on the curtains is a metaphor for an organic living concept in which anything is possible, in any space.

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There’s plenty of space to eat and work at the large table (e15; design: Philipp Mainzer) in the Active zone of “Living by Moods”, the Das Haus installation at imm cologne 2019 by Studio Truly Truly. The office and dining chairs define it as a multifuncti

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There’s plenty of space to eat and work at the large table (e15; design: Philipp Mainzer) in the Active zone of “Living by Moods”, the Das Haus installation at imm cologne 2019 by Studio Truly Truly. The office and dining chairs define it as a multifuncti

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In the Reclusive zone of Studio Truly Truly’s Das Haus at imm cologne 2019 – furnished with a Palais Royal table (Asplund) and Prouvé’s Direction armchairs (Vitra) – you can withdraw without closing doors and give in to the slower rhythm of the plants.

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The kitchen is the centre of the Active zone in “Living by Moods”, the Das Haus installation at imm cologne 2019. Studio Truly Truly broke it down into various blocks and gave it a cheerful, stimulating character with the lime green lava stone tiles and p

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The Serene area of Das Haus at imm cologne 2019 features soft, round forms (Val bath, Laufen; mirror: Studio Sabine Marcelis) and natural materials (D.270.1 folding chair, Molteni). The angular washbasin (Antonio Lupi) establishes a link with the Active a

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The oiled oak bed in the Serene zone is a prototype that Studio Truly Truly designed for Das Haus 2019 (produced by Mast Furniture). The wool textiles also testify to the fascination that materials and craftsmanship hold for the imm cologne’s guests of ho

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© Photo: Constantin Meyer; Koelnmesse

With its elaborate outer skin and carefully chosen colours and structures, “Living by Moods” – the Das Haus installation for 2019 – embodies the graphic mindset of its designers from Studio Truly Truly: even from the outside, the camouflage-like pattern h

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In Studio Truly Truly’s “Living by Moods” house at imm cologne 2019, there are intriguing sightlines wherever you look. The spaces are designed to reflect moods and flow into one another; their function is implied by the furnishings rather than being dict

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The kitchen is the centre of Studio Truly Truly’s installation at imm cologne 2019. Its islands extend into the living area. The designers’ aim was to slow the pace of kitchen workflows. The cooking module (Alpes Inox) is accompanied among other things by

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