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Brief Published: 27 Jul 2011

Andreas Murkudis, Berlin


Store design doesn’t get much more minimal than retailer Andreas Murkudis’ new concept store in Berlin, which opened earlier this month.

Selling collections by Balenciaga, Maison Martin Margiela and Aspesi, the new store in the Tiergarten neighbourhood of the German capital (which, although creative, as yet remains largely unpopulated by high-end stores) is housed in an unassuming circa-1980s office block.

The high ceilings, pillars and severe contours, along with extensive natural light from large windows, lend a warehouse aesthetic to the space. Fully whitewashed (including the fixtures) and with ultra pale wood flooring, every single garment (as well as a curated selection of furniture and books which complete the lifestyle offering) literally jump out from the background.

Special touches include a store-within-in-a-store concept by contemporary eyewear brand Mykita, and a one-of-a-kind installation by Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten – offering items from his latest collection, which can be customised in a selection of 30 fabric designs from his archive.

Andreas Murkudis