Andreas Murkudis’ concept store, that was founded in 2003, might just be the most well known Berlin store world-wide and has helped establish the city’s international importance and appeal. After the building of Murkudis’ former location in Mitte’s Münzstraße was sold, the team was lucky to find an enormous and bright space in the former Tagesspiegel newspaper building. This area of northern Schöneberg, bordering on Potsdamer Platz, has experienced a real push in popularity, when many galeries formerly located around Heidestraße, moved here. Still it’s quite a hike to get here from your usual Kiez (except you’d be an early adopter), but it surely pays off for the beauty and excellent choice you’ll find. The all white and bright space opened after six months of heavy renovation last July and is now located on 1000sqm in the former printing machine and packaging halls with an interior design by Gonzales Haase.
The concept store is very well known for its outstanding choice of products, that is still and exclusively done by Andreas Murkudis himself, who seems to just always have the right taste and overall the patience to support small manufacturers over more than one season. Ranging from high fashion collections by Céline and Dries van Noten, to the delicate porcelain designs by Nymphenburg and the sweet chocolate products of Hamann, the choice and presentation will surely make you find many new favorites. I may recommend you to take a look at the leather goods of Isaac Reina, former accessory designer of Maison Martin Margiela, the organic cosmetics of Kjaer Weis, and, of course the beautiful products by Aesop.
Though sadly the cooperation of Dries van Noten and Murkudis is already over, where customers were able to choose the pattern of a dress on their own, the Murkudis team is keen on keeping the event schedule lively with an ongoing exhibition of Clemens Tissi’s furniture, a cooperation with Artek for the upcoming gallery weekend and the presentation of Kostas Murkudis’ collaboration with Zimmerli for next fashion week.