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Design meets art: A visit to N°AUGA and HERMITAGE.BERLIN

With the current pop-up boxes of N°AUGA and Hermitage.Berlin, art flair is coming to BIKINI BERLIN directly from Scandinavia and St. Petersburg. Both shops are offering art and design fans a fantastic selection of art objects, handmade items, books about art and design, prints and extraordinary sculptures.


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Jules und Maria-Silva - Herz&Blut
 
N Auga Bikini Berlin

Danish design platform N°AUGA is all about design products from throughout Scandinavia. The ‘N’ in its name stands for Nordic and ‘Auga’ is the Danish word for eye. The team of four behind N°AUGA has compiled a wonderful assortment of Scandinavian design items. As well as an online shop, the owners are also embracing the whole pop-up concept.

 
 

Every two weeks the founders come to BIKINI BERLIN to visit the store. We chatted to Lone Michelsen about the concept of N°AUGA and fell in love with the design objects. From furniture to ceramics and X-rated drawings, there’s a lot waiting to be discovered! The mobiles and bizarre figures really stood out. You still have until 15 May 2018 to browse the varied assortment.

N Auga Lone Michelsen Bikini Berlin
 
Hermitage Berlin Bikini Berlin

And there is also a small team with a great vision behind the Hermitage.Berlin shop. We spoke to co-founder Boris Saposchnikow about the product selection and idea behind Hermitage.Berlin. As the name reveals, it is linked to the Eremitage art museum in St. Petersburg.

 

The Hermitage.Berlin pop-up shop is an extension of the museum shop in St. Petersburg. Under the motto “Building Bridges Through Art”, it also sees itself as a cultural bridge. For the interior design of the pop-up box, art transport crates have been turned into shelves and table tops. Here you’ll find a fantastic choice of art and design books that you’ll be hard pushed to find anywhere else in such a mix.

Hermitage Berlin Bikini Berlin
 
 
Hermitage Berlin

As well as the classic museum shop souvenirs, they are also stocking a large number of officially licensed art reprints by renowned artists, which are all shown in the world-famous Eremitage. What makes them so special is that all reprints have been printed directly in the basement of the St. Petersburg art museum. The shop will be at BIKINI BERLIN until the end of July 2018.