Italian designer Luca Nichetto installed his idea of the house of the future at trade fair imm cologne. Luca Nichetto took inspiration from modernist architecture in California, the art of the Japanese masters and the buildings of Carlo Scarpa to create an eco-friendly environment that blurs the divisions between inside and outside.
The house was made up of semi-enclosed walls and large windows, with plants along the shelves and in vases on the floor. Nichetto placed different plants in each area to serve a particular purpose, with thyme and rosemary in the kitchen, varieties of cabbage in the vegetable garden and greenery in the bathroom to keep the air fresh. Various products designed by Nichetto were displayed around the house, with recent designs including the Hai lounge chair for One Nordic Furniture Company and a leather version of the La Mise sofa for Cassina.