In­dus­trial Charm

Where Berlin - - SHOPPING -

Jools and Vince each spent the late '80s ex­plor­ing the ur­ban fringes of Ber­lin look­ing for for­saken in­dus­trial fur­ni­ture in ex- GDR sites like old brew­eries, fac­tory build­ings, and aban­doned Rus­sian army bar­racks. When they met, they were pleased to dis­cover their shared pas­sion and re­al­ized they had col­lected more items than their apart­ment and cel­lar could hold, so in 2012 they opened J&V Finest In­dus­trial Vin­tage Fur­ni­ture in a beau­ti­ful Schöneberg neigh­bor­hood. Here you can find such trea­sures as metal stor­age cab­i­nets and wooden boxes, Rowac stools, neon pro­mo­tional let­ters and signs, Mid­grad lamps, wall clocks, and even medicine balls and sport rings – with beauty and func­tion re­stored. Times have changed and the “wild East” may be a thing of the past, but they con­tinue to find charm­ing in­dus­trial orig­i­nals and odd­i­ties for their store, fur­ni­ture not fa­mous for its name but ap­pre­ci­ated for its qual­ity crafts­man­ship and his­tory. Bar­barossastr. 61. T: 0491 736007133. www.jandv.eu.

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