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Trippy Domestic Designs

This Unsettling Home Installation Asks Observers What It's Doing Wrong

— January 20, 2015 — Art & Design
Not many people would walk through this unsettling home design exhibition and notice that nothing is odd. A stroll through the bathroom will reveal a complex network of suspended copper pipes; meanwhile, the bedroom features an uncomfortably tight arrangement of mattress frames and stacked stools. This year's Das Haus at imm Cologne was created by Neri&Hu, provoking visitors to question the necessary elements of an abode.

Excess furniture and awkward configurations of objects are combined with odd lighting, unusual utility decor and peculiar multipurpose rooms. This unsettling home design was inspired by the chaos of urban and indoor Shanghai, with narrow alleys, elevated views, and an array of windows and vibrant colors. Das Haus diverges from the typical tendency for an elegant installation of the finest contemporary furnishings, giving visitors some thing new and stimulating to experience.
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