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From DUMBO, now MADE in Mitte

Posted by Juliet Kinsman on July 20th, 2010

Brooklynite in Berlin, graphic designer Ebon Heath, is the current artist in motion at concept gallery with a difference, MADE

This weekend, while lucky enough to be reviewing the fabulous new Soho House Berlin*, I was honoured to get an eyeful of Ebon Heath‘s typographical creations in the most inspiring art space imaginable – a ninth-floor studio in the sky.

In the same Alexanderplatz high-rise that houses hip bar and club Week-End, a group of visionary Berliners – Philip Gaedicke (below left), Nico Zeh (middle), Tadi Rock and Luise Biesalski – are taking art to a new level, as I have previously blogged about for the New York Times.

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The New York graphic designer is the latest creative to be embraced by German art gallery MADE, and the Dumbo resident is here in Mitte working on his jewellery and mobiles in situ. And in style…

Originally the brainchild of artist Tadirock, the all-white, panoramic-view sprawling space is the sleek result of Alexis Dornier‘s architecture.

State-of-the-art lighting meanwhile could satisfy the most pedantic colour-seekers. Each bespoke bulb is rigged up to a touchscreen control panel that can convert your wildest Pantone-specific fantasies into high-watt heavenly hued reality.

Fontaphiles, see the fruits of artist and lecturer Ebon Heath’s finely-tuned letter-rich creations at an exhibition at MADE in September. Watch this space.

*Another designer den on MADE’s doorstep is Lux 11. The all-white 19th-century apartment block is just around the corner from Alexanderplatz.

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One Response to “From DUMBO, now MADE in Mitte”

  1. Top Tip – There is currently an excellent photography exhibition running at the C/O Berlin gallery until 19th September. Anybody in Berlin should take the stroll up to Orienberger Strasse as it showcases some of the most important photo-journalism of last century taken from the Magnum archives. Can’t recommend it enough – http://www.co-berlin.info/news.html

    By Dominic

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