Sammelwut is a German term; literally translated into English as collectors rage. But it rather means the deep urge to collect stuff. As you know we, at Mimi Berlin, are almost professional collector’s, also our objects are made of what we collect. Rob Geertman, the owner of the Sammelwut store chose a number of Faces, made by us, to showcase at Sammelwut. Sammelwut we love that word and we are very pleased that our work can be found at this art and interior store in Nijmegen.
“Sammelwut is the store in Nijmegen for lovers of contemporary art and a stylish and modern interior. In our store you will find a varying range of artworks combined with an inspiring collection of home accessories.”
Nijmegen is a lovely city in The Netherlands, set in the ‘river landscape between the Rhine, Meuse and Waal rivers “Nijmegen is also the oldest city in The Netherlands so a city-stroll will bring you to castles and “archaeological finds dating back to the Romans and other times” The Sammelwut shop is situated in the city-center in the Lange Hezelstraat 89, 6511 CE Nijmegen
Moooi is presenting at a new location this year, to be exact the Mediateca Santa Teresa building, situated at the via della Moscova 28 in the Brera Design district. Also brand new are two new Moooi designs. The BFF Sofa designed by Marcel Wanders and The Party, lamps by Dutch designer-duo Kranen/Gille. The lamp is hard to be missed at the venue; it is made in ceramics in the shape of a face and comes in many, mucho varieties. The newest Moooi couch is harder to get a glimpse of, because the visitors are lounging and even sleeping on it. (FYI; We visited at the end of the day.)
According to Moooi’s PR; Luxurious, Whimsical and Original are main keywords for this presentation. We, at Mimi Berlin, think they are right.
Foam Wall Coverings
It’s the first time we noticed the interesting ‘Extinct Animals Collection‘ a collection of soft foam-like, 3D wallcoverings in different patterns (as you can see in the images we took above; in brique, in a pattern that’s named ‘Dwarf Rhino’) These walls remind us of the old-fashioned wallpaper often used in hotels and kitchens in the seventies, they cover unevenness very well. We think it’s a smart move to present it as being luxurious!
Moooi Tokyo Blue
Downstairs you can find the presentation ‘Moooi Tokyo Blue’: everything in indigo blue also furniture in a slightly Japanese setting: workshops with denim and (smelly) dyed leather are on show here as well. A collaboration with Amsterdam Jeans city, ECCO Leather and Shin-Denim and Moooi.
It’s that time of the year again: from April 7 through April 14 it is Milan Designweek time. Mimi Berlin Blogger Team decided to make and share our to-do-lists with you this year, for free! Our first list covers the so-called 5Vie Distictin the historic heart of Milan.
Masterly; the Dutch pavilion dedicated to design and artisan craftsmanship made in the Netherlands situated at Palazzo Francesco Turati. (Via Meravigli 7) More Dutch Design: Connect is a site-specific (Via Cesare Correnti) installation by designer-duo Kiki van Eijk & Joost van Bleiswijk (with participation of Niels Hoebers, Sander Wassink and Michela Castagnaro) ‘The Litta Variations / Opus 5’ exhibition at Palazzo Litta (Corso Magenta 24). showcases several designers (a.o) Pro Helvetia, Mitterteich Porzellan, Japan Creative and Lithea.Local Milan introduces 44 designers from Australia and New Zealand, unfortunately we don’t know where (yet).
Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Monache (Via Lanzone 13) The exhibition L’Ultima Cera by Anton Alvares is commissioned by curator Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte for Fonderia Artistica Battaglia as part of their new residency program for designers and architects to explore the lost wax technique for bronze. Alvares designed and built a huge machine which he named the Extruder. Sounds fierce, Mimi Blogger Team is curious! Camp Design Gallery (via Giovanni Segantini 71. Metro Porta Genova & Romolo)has the work of Adam Nathaniel Furman on exhibit. A colorful furniture-collection made in collaboration with the historical laminates company Abet Laminati. Mimi Berlin loves both plastic and traditional craftsmanship so we’ll make a stop at this gallery. The basement of SIAM (via Santa Marta 18) hosts the exhibition ‘Human Code’ by Roberto Sironi. Sironi is interested in rituals and uses anthropological references in his designs, sounds promising. We’ll probably visit that exhibition as well.
The Fattobene Pop-Up Shop (Corso Garibaldi, 46. Metro: Lanza / Moscova. Tram: 2 / 4 / 14 Arena) Fattobene (well made in Italian) is an online shop, a platform and an archive dedicated to rediscovering everyday and iconic italian objects, food (packaging) etc. Lesley Luxury Vintage; clothing store located at the via San Nicolao 3a. We will also visit the Ottica San Maurilio (via San Maurilio 14) ’cause we need new glasses/spectacles.
Seletti-Design Pride(April 10/ 6:00PM /Piazza Castello corner Via Minghetti) “the most democratic party of Milan Design Week”. We, at Mimi Berlin won’t be attending this party though.
(5Vie art+design produces and curates exhibitions furthermore 5Vie “represents workshops, crafts, galleries, shops and showrooms in this area focusing on one-of-a-kind pieces,art design and the crosscontamination among the various arts” -5vie.it)
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.
Next to many round and friendly interior design we also noticed some cubist inspired decor. Not that much, but we feel it could well be the next trend. It almost has to be, because all the ‘Barbapapa’ furniture design you can think of has already been made, for a couple of seasons, by all brands at this point.
Carpet / Moroso
Mural / Lammhults. The bright pastel color-scheme of this interior didn’t suit the other images so we made it in black and white.
Motorcycle / De Castelli
These four are the most evident examples of design, leaning towards Cubist shapes: Carpet from Moroso/ Mural by Siri Carlén for Lammhults / Motorcycle Samotracia Mario Trimarchi for De Castelli / Mirror from ClassiCon.