US designer Todd Bracher has been nominated as the guest of honour for imm cologne's Das Haus – Interiors on Stage. This prominent design event at the imm cologne international interiors show shows, in the form of a simulated house, how contemporary home life can look – seen through the eyes of a young but already very influential designer.
Das Haus is created anew every year at imm cologne by another designer. Designers from London, Venice, Copenhagen, Shanghai and Offenbach have been featured in previous years. Next year an American designer will design the 200-square-metre area in the popular Pure Editions area in Hall 2.2 - a walk-in, almost habitable, fully-fitted and furnished house. Awaiting visitors once again is a fascinating and at the same time very personal compilation of contemporary interior design, architecture and ideas for living - trends and visions for the future of home life that you can touch.
Todd Bracher is considered one of the leading names in the young American design scene. From his Brooklyn-based studio, he collaborates with leading design brands from around the world, including Cappellini, Fritz Hansen, Herman Miller, Humanscale, Issey Miyake, Swarovski, Zanotta and 3M.
“Why do we choose a particular lifestyle?” asks the 41-year-old and sets out his intentions for his house in Cologne: “We want to question our conception of what makes contemporary living by rethinking the principles that define the home and asking ourselves if they meet the requirements of the world today.”