Gallery Central Berlin opening at Strausberger Platz: Discover DDR interior design

Yesterday, Thursday evening, was the official opening of Gallery Central Berlin at Strausberger Platz as part of the “CENTRAL BERLIN – DDR limited” book launch.


What you can discover at the newly open gallery in Berlin?

Visitors of the gallery at Strausberger Platz 16-18 can have a look at absolute DDR design classics selected by interior designer Stephan Schilgen. He is using the gallery to showcase DDR furniture design and home styling inspirations. These have been arranged in living room constellations in three “Room Boxes”, each with its own distinctive ambience. Original modern-classic elements ensure that the interior design is both unique and authentic. These elements include an original neon light box from the old Aeroflot travel agency on Unter den Linden and sections of the metal ceiling from the nightclub bar in Café Moskau.





Alongside these original and exclusive furnishings and lamps from the early days of the DDR the gallery also presents mid-century furniture from Czechoslovakia, Poland, the USSR, Germany, France, Italy, England and the USA. The gallery draws its inspiration from Karl-Marx-Allee, the world’s foremost example of mid-century Socialist-Classical architecture. This stylized architecture, influenced by Schinkel, blends Soviet “gingerbread” design with Bauhaus components – a style mix reflected in Stephan Schilgen’s interior worlds.



Did we spark your interest? You are welcome to come around during the opening hours of the gallery:

Wednesday to Friday 12:00-18:00
Saturday & individual appointments can be arranged by phone or email:
Tel: +49 (0) 30 27 58 34 67

Where to find the gallery:


CENTRAL BERLIN – DDR limited – Gallery
Strausberger Platz 16-18
10243 Berlin

You do not have the opportunity to come to the gallery in Berlin? No worries: We will provide you with new information and more pictures on our blog!

(More information about the opening event and the book are coming soon!)