As the new year is rung in, it will be time again to attend the first of the major furniture fairs – IMM in Cologne – with new products in interior design on show to an international audience. Once again, “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” (The house – Interiors on Stage) will be providing selected designers with a platform to present their ideas for the future and try them out freely. This time, MUT, the Spanish design studio, will be introducing their concept for contemporary living. Alberto Sánchez and Eduardo Villalón from the design metropolis of Valencia founded their studio there about ten years ago. Their vision for “Das Haus” represents a place of retreat with reference to the outside world: nature is to be integrated into the architecture and be an integral part of living. “Das Haus” functions here not only as an example of how to live, but also as a designer portrait.