In this interview, designer Konstantin Landuris and Hanz-Dieter Gras, Marketing Director of Classen, share some exciting insights about what we can expect from their DOMOTEX display – as well as the future of interior design.
Mr. Landuris, your exhibit for Flooring Spaces is a futuristic space with a sleeping tube, water feature, concrete relief, and a green wall. Is this your vision for how we will live in the future?
Konstantin Landuris: "I am constantly busy thinking about how people will live in the future, whether in 50 years or 500. In my utopian imagination we will all live in comfortable spaces, with high-class interiors. Due to increased population density, rooms may not be huge but they will boast ample breathing space and beautiful materials. They will combine the best of everything! I wanted to show this in the Flooring Spaces display for Classen. Taking inspiration from Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion, I wanted the stand to have a futuristic feel and a marble floor that completely covered the room – including its walls. The pattern that will be hidden in the floor and wall coverings, will also run throughout the entire room – even in the bedding."
Heinz-Dieter Gras: "The concept behind our 'Flooring Space' is holistic and answers questions of what 'home' will look like in the year 2500. The floor is really important in interior design, it can completely change the atmosphere of a room. Whereas before, individualization was exclusive, in the future it will become standard. Manufacturers need to be able to react to this customer demand."