House of light
The variation in the level of light makes up completely different five rooms of Lucia’s ideal house. In the central and largest one there is a symbolic fire, which emphasizes the atmosphere of gathering, closeness and warmth.
SEVEN YEARS AGO, A FAIR IN COLOGNE HAS ESTABLISHED EXPERIMENTAL INSTALLATION “DAS HAUS – INTERIORS ON THE SCENE”. INTERNATIONAL DESIGNERS CREATE THE SIMULATION OF IDEAL HOUSES, THEIR VISION OF A MODERN LIVING. THIS YEAR, THE HONOR TO REALIZE “DAS HAUS” HAD THE CZECH DESIGNER LUCIE KOLDOVA
“Das Haus” is in some way the core of Imm Cologne, which brings together the creative talent of the invited author, and “the ideal home” reflects the tendencies in the style of life, architecture, interior design and furniture. After predecessors such as Neri & Hu, Sebastian Herkner, Louise Campbell and Todd Bracher, Lucia Koldova came to the scene this year. The Czech designer who worked in the studio “Arik Levi”, in recent years has been living between Paris and Prague. Koldova is Art Director of “Brokis Group”, a Czech brand specializing in lighting projects that combine high technology and a well-known art of Czech glassmasters. “Das Haus” was an opportunity for her to showcase her authorial potential, as interior designer, through artistic light.
LEVELS OF LIGHT
Under this name Koldova presented the project of an ideal house. The light, in all its versions, shapes and different atmospheres, is the absolute protagonist in the “Das Haus 2018”. The ideal house of this year is much less shaped by walls, and much more by light. Lighting of cells in which light appears in different shapes and controls in different ways, not only marks space, but also supports its function and amtosphere. “in my house the light plays a major role, and the furniture only completes rooms – not the other way around,” says Lucie Koldova. By creating different lighting schedules and specific light sensations in each segment of the space, Koldova arrives at exciting visual contradictions.
Deeply aware of the constant confrontation with stressful moments in our real lives, the designer in the simulated house primarily searches for balance. “People are constantly on the verge of their feelings and moods, at home they want to feel balanced and recharge their batteries. Light can do a lot for that,” says Koldova. Her ideal living space therefore offers a wide range of mood levels, and her rooms close the circle between our emotional world and the demands of real life. “As a result, every room at Das Haus Koldovo aims to present a certain feeling, but also plays a practical role in meeting individual needs in everyday life.
In fact, changing the level of light, which makes five rooms different, is the idea of life seen from an unusual perspective – by controlling the light. In the central and largest room there is a symbolic “fire” that supports the concept of heat. That is a room dedicated to the relaxation of the body and mind; then the brightest room, which should “illuminate ideas”; a wardrobe that eliminates the boundaries between fashion, art and design and, finally, a room dedicated to the spirit, with a comfortable circular sofa. The only room that’s missing is the kitchen, which has given way to the space for relaxing, meditation and feelings.
Daus Haus occupies an area of 180 m2.
POETICS OF GLASS
With her design, Lucie Koldova shows how the tradition of the Czech glass, which enjoys a remarkable reputation worldwide, can be interpreted at the highest level in the modern style. Shortly after graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts, Design Architecture in Prague, she achieved international success with a collection of glass lamps “Muffins”, which was created in cooperation with Dan Leffet in Paris. Their simple, elegant, sensual shape emphasizes the fine use of materials and high-quality production. Lucie Koldova won titles “Czech designer of the year” and “Elle talent for decoration”. She works with prestigious lighting and furniture companies, including Brokes, Per / Use, La Chance and Haimann, and in 2012 she returns to Prague and continues to work in her studio. “Light allows you to create an infinitely diverse game of effects and has always fascinated me. I am grateful to Imm Cologne for the opportunity to face the challenge of building a house with light, says Koldova.