The Passage at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum

Am Hamburger Bahnhof

Hamburger Bahnhof is the museum for modern art in Berlin, Germany. The museum quarters were expanded to accommodate the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection, presented to the museum in 2004 as a long-term loan.

(image ecredits: Mimi Berlin)

Passage

The former dispatch warehouses located behind the main building were renovated by the architectural firm Kuehn Malvezzi and connected to the historical building via a passage. This hallway replicates a metro with it’a fresh green tiles and original trainstation text.(as seen above) The new ‘Rieckhallen’ increased the exhibition space in a huge way. (read more smb.museum)

The Tomb of Eurysaces the Baker

Eurysaces

Marcus Vergilius Eurysaces was a baker, his familiy tomb was built around 50-20 BC. It is one of the best preserved ‘freedman’ funerary monuments in Rome. Eurysaces
(image via pocketrome.wordpress.com)

Modern

Apart from it’s modern look; the circles are believed to be grain-measuring vessels and the collums refer to a bakers’ kneading devices. The encription “Est hoc monimentvm marcei vergilei everysacis pistoris redemptoris apparet” which means “This is the monument of Marcus Vergilius Eurysaces, baker, contractor, public servant, obviously” seems written with a touch of humour, obviously.

Freedmen

This tomb is special because it was built by a freedmen. Freedmen were Roman citizens, former slaves set free by their masters. Nowadays one could call these selfmade persons “Nouveau Riche” because they wanted to show how wealthy they became, or leave a legacy because they weren’t noble men. Viewing history in this manner surely brings the Roman Empire closer to the years we live in nowadays. Interesting n’est pas?!

Critique Heals by Michael van den Besselaar

Critique Heals

Critique Heals Michael van den BesselaarCritique Heals / 2015 / 9x9x140cm / 3D print / edition of 5

Qui Est Charlie

“Some time after the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, I was asked to participate in an exhibition that dealt with the subject of a divided society and its values.
“Critique Heals” is an anagram of “Qui Est Charlie”, which questions the meaning of “Je Suis Charlie”. ” –Michael van den Besselaar
(via ello)

Gratuliere Moooi and Rick Tegelaar

Moooi and Rick Tegelaar

Dutch Design label Moooi has aquired 2 new products: the Filigree Floor Lamp and the Meshmatics Chandelier. both designed by Rick Tegelaar. Congratulations to both!!

(images via/order at moooi.com)

New Light

According to Moooi “Tegelaar’s designs shed a new light on undervalued materials and existing techniques, resulting in the industrial-inspired products” we only have to add that: these designs are elegant, fragile and they can be the (must-have of the decade) ‘focal point’ in your home if you want to, but they don’t have to.

See an editorial in which we, at Mimi Berlin, used the Filigree Floor Lamp, a long time ago……..

Lichting 2018, Deelnemers Modeshow Bekend

Wedstrijd Mode Ontwerpen: Lichting 2018

Op vrijdag 7 september presenteren 14 vers afgestudeerde mode-ontwerpers, aan zeven verschillende Nederlandse mode- en kunstacademies, zich in één centrale catwalkshow: “Lichting” 2018. Tijdens Amsterdam Fashion Week is het de bedoeling dat de pers en mode professionals kennis kunnen maken met (voor zover ze dat al niet hadden gedaan in Juni tijdens de eindexamen-shows) het werk van deze groep ontwerpers, die geselecteerd zijn binnen de opleidingen. lichting 2018
De winnaar van Lichting 2018 ontvangt een geldprijs van €10.000,-, dit jaar beschikbaar gesteld door de Meester Koetsier Foundation. Voorheen waren de Nederlandse bedrijven G-Star en V&D zo aardig om dit project financiëel te steunen.
Alle en meer informatie is te vinden op de site lichting.nl

Zie wat winnaar Johannes Offerhaus, 2 jaar geleden afgestudeerd aan de modeafdeking van ArtEZ Arnhem, gedaan heeft met de gewonnen euro’s, van een andere wedstrijd show: De Frans Molenaar Prijs, echt doen hoor! het is namelijk geweldig.