Photograph by Tatjana Sprick
Imagine a well-traveled friend with superb taste giving you a tour of her city. Meet aptm.berlin’s Tatjana Sprick, that kind of friend in Berlin who lets us into her address book of places to see. She would be the person to ask: Tatjana is a founder of aptm (A Place to Meet), a concept event space, retail gallery, showroom, and – as the name suggests – meeting place for creative professionals. She has been in the fashion and design industry for over 20 years working for Kenzo, Costume National, Yohji Yamamoto, Adidas Y-3, and the Berliner Mode Salon. We seek her advice for a design tour of Berlin’s hotspots for inspiration and a bit of a creative boost.
Why is Berlin such a hotbed of creativity and artisanal craftsmanship today?
Since I moved to Berlin 10 years ago, it never stopped changing and growing. Berlin offers cheaper and bigger places than the most of the European cities which is essential for [creative] studios and workplaces. Berlin still has quite a free-thinking community and what I like is also that every likes to share here.
Tatjana’s Address Book
- Vintage furniture shops at Suarez Strasse
- Biscuit China
- Baerck always has some nice products from emerging products designer and some good fashion items
- Andreas Murkudis Design
- Voo Store
- Not a secret, but the food hall at Kadewe is really well equipped!
- For lunch or coffee, Oliv potsdamer str 91 and the Store at Soho House
- When I miss Puglia, http://www.maselliristorante.de
- When craving for meat, https://www.ojodeagua.de/berlin.php
- Veggie moment, http://cookiescream.com
- For an experience, dinner at http://coda-berlin.com/en/
- For a healthy lunch, https://www.theklubkitchen.com
- Neues Museum
- Berlinische Galerie