On 19.03 the wait is over! “Central Berlin – DDR limited Gallery” at Strausberger Platz is celebrating its launch with an opening party. And what should you expect? Well, everything and anything connected with Mid-Century architecture and interior design!
Interior designer Stephan Schilgen, who has employed a number of Mid-Century design classics in order to recreate the look and feel of DDR living, has lovingly crafted the gallery’s look. The three “room boxes” immerse the gallery’s visitors in the atmosphere of Eastern Germany home interiors. Typical home accessories help to conjure up the gallery’s authentic feel. These include an authentic Peter Rockel chandelier from the former DDR Ministry for Construction and Public Works, and sections of the metal ceiling from the nightclub at Café Moskau. The gallery’s exhibits include a range of original furniture and lamps from the early days of the DDR as well as from the Eastern bloc states and USA, France, Italy and the Federal Republic of Germany.
One of the opening party’s highlights will be the launch of the book “CENTRAL BERLIN – DDR limited” by the publisher Gestalten Verlag. The authors, Stephan Schilgen and Andre M. Wyst, have collated an extensive selection of photographs and fascinating facts related to interior design in the DDR. Sounds interesting? You can order your copy here.
You are also more than welcome to pop into the gallery during its opening hours:
Wednesday to Friday, 12:00-18:00
Visits on Saturdays and at other times can be arranged by:
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 27 58 34 67
Here’s where to find the gallery:
CENTRAL BERLIN – DDR limited – Gallery
Strausberger Platz 16-18