MUT Design at IMM Cologne 2020 with its new designs for GAN

In its ninth edition, the installation “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” at imm Cologne will feature Spanish studio MUT Design as its guest of honor. Das Haus is a large-scale installation that simulates a living space, conceived and inspired by the ideas of an international designer or team that changes every year. The spectacular project represents the creative vision of its author(s) by simulating a vital space. After the launch of Das Haus for the first time in imm Cologne 2012 with London-based studio Doshi Levien, the event has become an annual occurrence that has had collaborators of the likes of Neri & Hu – who design for GAN as well-, Sebastian Herkner or Todd Bracher.

With their project, entitled “A la fresca”, Alberto Sánchez and Eduardo Villalón from MUT Design wanted to make true their vision of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Das Haus, which simulates a 180m2 residential space, presents this year a concept of hybrid housing in which the boundaries between interior and exterior are blurred and where the duality between privacy and community coexists.

The successful PLY collection, designed by MUT for GAN in 2019, is one of the protagonists in the lounging areas of this visionary house “A la fresca”. The popular rug will be shown in a special edition color, specifically designed for Das Haus. This version includes soft color ranges that go from natural wool, gray and beige tones and, like the rest of the collection, it was made by hand. Its powerful pattern resembles that of plywood and generates lines that bend over themselves in closely intertwined loops.

On the other hand, ZigZag is introduced in Cologne for the first time, the result of the fruitful alliance between MUT and GAN. The life open to nature proposed by “A la fresca” through its central courtyard was the inspiration behind this experimental collection developed exclusively for Das Haus. The ZigZag rug and hammock prototypes take their name from the type of braiding their ribbons create, made of a fabric suitable for outdoor use. This geometric pattern is combined with the softness of a monochromatic light gray material, resulting in a two-dimensional surface that generates an attractive visual effect by letting light pass through its weft.

Along with the latest from GAN, Das Haus hosts a selection of minimalist designs that fit perfectly with the Mediterranean essence of the space. This is the case of the first prototypes of the GRILL chairs for Diabla or the contemporary botijo LA SIESTA, designed by Alberto Martínez, Raky Martínez and Héctor Serrano.

MUT celebrates its tenth anniversary consolidating itself as one of the multidisciplinary studios with more projection. GAN, a brand that puts crafts at the service of first-line design, is proud to have the talent of MUT for the creation of iconic pieces, and to support the studio at a moment so significant for its international development.

“A la fresca” by MUT Design
Das Haus – Interiors on Stage, imm Cologne 2020
13th – 19th of January
Pure Editions (Hall 3.1)