Design Inspiration

Todd Bracher for Caesarstone

Friday, February 17, 2017

 

 

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The world's most influential architecture, interiors and design magazine - Dezeen, produced another film for Caesarstone, highlighting New York designer Todd Bracher, and his recent installation for Das Haus at IMM Cologne 2017.

 

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Das Haus by Todd Bracher at IMM Cologne

This year Todd Bracher's concept for Das Haus was an experiment for better living. An alternative vision of what a home would look like if architects and designers were not limited by the traditional home, with it's traditional spaces fit for a specific 

 

Photography: Constantin Meyer

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"The idea was to find a way to shed away the architecture that we're normally exposed to and to go back to the essentials of what it is to live in the home,"

Todd Bracher, New York Designer

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Render: Todd Bracher

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By breaking down layout boundaries, Bracher's installation consisted of three different, overlapping zones which reflected the daily functions of a home, including a darkened room for rest, relaxation and meditation, a kitchen for nutrition and sustenance, and an outdoor alcove with a shower for washing.

Bracher’s nutrition and sustenance zone is the largest and most important of the house-featuring a large scale seven meter long kitchen island created with Caesarstone quartz surfaces. 

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"If you look how the home has evolved over the past 30 years, there's this evolution towards a kind of open-plan life, but we haven't really scratched through it... We're dependent on living from what the architecture provides us with. So this project is the next generation – literally to merge multiple rooms into one."

Todd Bracher, New York Designer

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Photography: Constantin Meyer

 

Exuding minimalistic beauty, the seven metre long island is the focal point of this zone; it is created in Caesarstone Sleek Concrete™, which offers the urban, industrial aesthetic of concrete but with Caesarstone’s refined quality to go with Bracher’s overall design approach.

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"We really wanted a material that felt monolithic, a material that felt neutral, and at the same time a material that's very strong and robust for communicating a pure, honest message... It's familiar, but it's also not traditional, and finding that balance for me was really important to help ground the space."

Todd Bracher, New York Designer

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The Heart of the Home

For Bracher, the central table is where he envisages all the daily activities in the home taking place.

 

Photography: Constantin Meyer

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"It's effectively a single point where we bring everybody together... Folks could be cooking, they could be assembling, creating, destroying, learning, telling stories, sharing. It's about combining multiple aspects of sustaining your body, sustaining your mind and your spirit."

Todd Bracher, New York Designer

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Photography: Constantin Meyer

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