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AM3: Andreas Murkudis

Berlin (DE) / Design for Andreas Murkudis store AM3, including the first display for fashion brand Schiesser Revival designed by Kostas Murkudis / Architecture, lighting, furniture / 2004

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Title
AM3: Andreas Murkudis

Realised
2004

Status
Completed

Categories
Lighting, Retail / Commercial

City
Berlin (DE)

 

Located in the heart of Berlin-Mitte, this small boutique is at the intersection of several busy streets.

Shaped by its prime corner site, the historical building’s interior is triangular, accentuating the existing lines of the outside perspectives. This effect is amplified by a wide glass window, flush with the wall and framing the view on a perpetually contemporary moving picture of the city. Along the main axis, defined by a long beam held up by two columns, a powerful artificial white light creates the sensation of a sky light under the sun. Berlin is a dark city where night falls quickly during the long winter. The light is treated as a surface, in the same way as the window.

The furniture, large glossy monoliths in monochrome neutral grey, gleam under the light and contrast with the untreated oak floor. A giant cabinet displays items of lingerie boxed as if in an archive store.

The design possesses nothing of the usual traits of a lingerie boutique. The interior is neither feminised nor eroticised. Schiesser Revival is a product of very high quality, positioned in a specific framework.

 
Credits

Photographs: Thomas Meyer – Ostkreuz