Let it flow
In Brakel in northern Germany interior designer Heike Falkenberg has created a bright retreat for herself on the banks of the small Nethe River. With a total of 90 square meters, the interior of “Haus Rheder II” blends perfectly with the architecture and is pared down to the essentials: The two desks she designed for Hund Möbelwerke, namely the “M-Desk” (in white) and the “M-Media” (with brown leather covers) create the visual mainstays of a living room that opens ut onto nature.
From the “M-Desk” with its container base on one side there’s a free view out through the sliding French windows of the landscaped park outside. Although the desk offers a lot of storage space and boasts a large top, it nevertheless seems pleasantly light and elegant. The edges angle 60° inwards so that the top appears less solid. By contrast, “M-Media” is an ideal second desk in the room; with its clear lines and a shape that is open on both sides it is predestined for working alone or for meetings. The stainless steel base can be positioned parallel to the top or at an angle of 90° and doubles up as the cable duct. All the electrical media disappear invisibly beneath the so-called “e-flap” in the table top. The flowing linkage of inside and outdoor worlds, and the combination of architecture and interior fit-serve to place the furniture in the limelight. The bedroom and the bathroom at the back are concealed by floor-to-ceiling sliding wooden dividing walls that seem to blend with the floor to form a seamless unit. For the “Haus Rheder II” design Heike Falkenberg was nominated for the German Design Award and honored with international prizes such as the “A'Design Award & Competition” (Italy) and the “American Architecture Prize” in Bronze. (am)