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Brief Published: 12 Jan 2018

IMM Cologne 2018 Preview: Emotion-Focused Lighting

Das Haus 2018

Czech designer Lucie Koldova has imagined a futuristic house that uses light to delineate rooms and influence emotion in this year’s Das Haus exhibition for German homes and interiors show IMM Cologne.

Returning for its seventh year, Das Haus invites a renowned designer to realise a conceptual house that expresses their personal projections for the future of home living and interior design. For IMM Cologne 2018, Koldova – who is known for her work in lighting fixtures and design – explores the potential of light as a medium to segment physical and psychological spaces.

Her plan for the 1,900 sq ft exhibition plot features a single-storey structure with five rectangular rooms surrounding a central living area. Each room is designed to express a different emotional state depending on its function –relaxation/sleep, meditation, bathing, inspiration/work and dressing.

Featuring three new lighting prototypes as well as pieces from her existing repertoire, Koldova uses temperature, composition and intensity to experiment with each light source and establish a unique experience in each room.

For more on how light is being embraced within design for its influence on the human psyche, read Exploring Light, Opacity & Projection, Lamp Imitates Natural Light Indoors and Light Play within Dutch Design Week 2017: Trends. Look out for our full coverage of IMM Cologne 2018, publishing on January 26.