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Mimi Berlin Blogger Team visited the opening of the Seletti Flagship Store Amsterdam just about a month ago. Seletti is an Italian furniture design brand known for it’s pop-culture-inspired products which bring humour and quality into your home. The store is situated in the Runstraat at number 22, that’s near the Prinsengracht. It’s hard to miss because the shopwindow boosts an overwhelming and very colorful tableaux-vivant.
In the shopwindow there’s a set-up of a complete, imaginary sidewalk-café made with designs by ‘Blow’. ‘Blow’ is the sub-brand that’s created by Dutch design Studio Job and Seletti in 2017. (@blowunofficial) Studio Job’s designers Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel were part of this setting during the opening on November 8. They were signing products under the pink ‘Streetlamp Floor’. How fun!
More Important Collaborations
The store in Amsterdam carries more than only designs by ‘Blow’. Other well known collaborations, with a.o. Maurizio Cattelan’s and Pierpaolo Ferrari’s ‘Toiletpaper‘ brand and with the designer ‘Marcantonio‘, are for sale. In the back of the store you immediately will notice the furniture, carpet, mirrors and what have you not, designed by ‘Toiletpaper’. The downstairs space is dedicated to the work of Marcantonio. In this room lighting designs, mainly in white, are on display. Make sure you visit the store, it’s a joy to the eye and we are sure that you will find something nice to decorate your home with.
Don’t be fooled by the quirky and young image of Seletti. Like many Italian brands this company also has the family tradition in it’s DNA. The company is founded in 1964 by Papa Seletti. In those early days he started working with Chinese manufactures and gathered valuable production knowledge, which is still an asset for the brand nowadays. The current creative laboratory and designer team; Selab, is founded in 1988 by siblings Stefano and Maria Seletti, Vittorio Boni and Studio Badini.
De grootste benefiet fotoveiling van Nederland is terug: de YiPArt foto veiling! Maar liefst 82 werken van topfotografen en aanstormend talent gaan onder de hamer bij veilingmeester Arno Verkade van Christie’s in CIRCL te Amsterdam. Alle opbrengsten komen ten goede aan de creatieve en sportieve programma’s van YiP wereldwijd.
De contributie van Mimi Berlin aan de foto-veiling van dit jaar is een beeld uit de serie ‘Headless Girls‘. van Mimi Berlin’s duo Daan en Jansen. De foto is prachtig ingelijst door Mertens Frames, een van de sponsoren van de veiling. Alles over onze inzending ‘Headless Girl 2’ kun je lezen op de site van YiPArt onder het nieuws kopje ‘Photographers in the Picture’. Klik hier om het interview te lezen.
Kijkdagen Donderdag 10 & Vrijdag 11 Oktober, 09:00 – 21:00 (gratis toegankelijk) Zaterdag 12 Oktober, 10:00 – 17:00 (gratis toegankelijk) Veiling Zondag 13 Oktober, 16:00 – 19:00 (gratis toegankelijk) Deuren open: 15:00 Locatie CIRCL, een initiatief van ABN AMRO Gustav Mahlerplein 1B 1082 MS Amsterdam (info via younginprison.org)
Thahanks to Mr Twan Janssen who reminded us of World Animal Day by updating his facebook coverphoto. Janssen used an ‘oldie but goodie’; a still from the Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #8 Movie. The dog with the partyhat is his dog, her name is Lou. Congratulations to Lou and all the animals in the world! Party Hats On!
Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to the premiere of the Dutch fashion documentary ‘Puck en Hans – Made in Holland’ at the Stadsschouwburg Utrecht during the Dutch Film Festival of 2019. The film is about fashion-duo Puck Kroon and Hans Kemmink and it is directed by Peter Wingender.
Wingender followed these Dutch fashion-icons for a year during the preparatons of their retrospective exhibition in the Amsterdam Museum in 2017. The couple started their first boutique in 1969 and the film takes us from that year all the way through to the 1990s. Alongside lovely archive material and interviews with, next to Puck en Hans, Viktor and Rolf and Frans Ankoné (to name a few) we get to know about some important Dutch fashion-history, in a fun and realistic way.
From the 3rd of October the documentary can be seen in a theatre near you. Don’t worry; the film is subtitled in English. In the fall of 2019 the documentary will be on TV in ‘Close Up’ by co-producers AVROTROS.
New! Fish figurines by Mimi Berlin. Toys for Girls from the Bagatelle series. Below we present: “Used Fish” and ‘Fish Lamp 3’! These fish figurines, well actually they are whales, are based on our classic Fish Lamp in black. The ‘Used fish’ and the ‘Fish lamp 3’ are assembled with hard-plastic (second hand found, early plastics, tupperware, rubber and a led-light.) The tails are made of pressed glass. Both figurines are unique and signed pieces.
At first glance the ‘Important Bagatelles de Mimi Berlin‘ seem like unpretentious objects, fast compositions and even trifle maybe. That’s all true; the statuettes are light in style and come with a very mellow character, they are bagatelles. Why are they ‘Important Bagatelles’ we hear you ask. Well: the important part lies in the fact that the sculptures are carefully made as a source of stimulation. First the stimulation of the basic human senses. Then you are supposed to glide into a state of body awareness which is, ideally, lust.
‘Toys for Girls’ is dedicated to Mother Nature; no natural materials whatsoever are used. We try to clean-up the globe by using discarded plastic and glass. And we like to keep things positive in the age of the ‘plastic soup’. So, we celebrate the inventions of early-plastics like bakelite and celluloid, Also by finding the beauty in perspex, rubber, and other non-biodegradable plastics. But only in so-called “feminine” pastel colors. Remember, this series of statuettes is dedicated to Mother Nature, not Father Nature.
Want to see more statuettes made by Mimi Berlin? Click Here.