Dinesen was once again proud to be part of “Das Haus” at this year’s international interior design fair in Cologne. The 200 m2 large house installation is a recurring element. Every year, a new designer is nominated, based on their plans and design, to create their personal home vision. This year, the honour was appointed to US designer Todd Bracher, who focused on limiting himself down to the essentials.
In contrast to the traditional room concept of several bedrooms, a kitchen, hall and bathroom, Bracher presented a 3-zone apartment, where the most important functions of each respective room merged into one another: A provisions room with everything a person needs to live in order to nourish the body, mind and soul; a room of peace and retreat where the resident could reflect about and digest life; and finally a hygiene room relocated outdoors, where the person can encounter not only him- or herself, but also nature.
The 2017 version of “Das Haus” was dominated by wood as solid Douglas planks by Dinesen covered not only the floor of the house but the whole construction including walls and shelves, which were made of Douglas as well. At the entrance of the house, a high room framed with Douglas shelves opened up into a bright living ambiance where everything a person needs for his or her development was gathered together. From the activity room, one entered the room of peace via a slightly sloping, dark corridor. The Douglas walls, that were bright a second ago, were here treated with black oil creating a dark and calm room inviting to relaxation, reflection and daydreaming.
“Our Das Haus is an exploration into meaningful living, where we shed away legacy and typical notions on how one is to approach living and it was absolutely critical that the material and construction of the experience was in total alignment with this concept. Dinesen was the obvious choice as the main note as Dinesen wood is expressed is in the purest form with its nobility, grandeur and essential qualities proudly presented.”
– Todd Bracher