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OH LA LA! — THREE-DAY ARCHIVE & SAMPLE SALE FROM LALA BERLIN AT PLATTE ON ALEXANDERPLATZ

OH LA LA! — THREE-DAY ARCHIVE & SAMPLE SALE FROM LALA BERLIN AT PLATTE ON ALEXANDERPLATZ

Eye-catching pieces with dazzling patterns and high-quality materials like super soft cashmere – that’s what Lala Berlin is all about. Since it was founded in 2004, the Berlin fashion label has been delighting us with city-ready styles and upbeat beachwear. From bomber jackets and boho dresses to beach bags, playful bikinis, bucket hats, statement tees, romantic blouses, comfortable summer pants and casual tunics – they have it all. Should you still be looking for a special piece for the upcoming summer vacation or your best friend’s wedding, Lala has just the thing with their three-day archive and sample sale next week (16–18.06.2022). Not far from the Lala flagship store, the event at Platte.Berlin on Alexanderplatz offers you the chance to get hold of sample garments, hand-sewn one-offs and pieces from previous seasons at special prices. We can recommend booking a personal shopping appointment in advance, or just stopping by spontaneously from 16h on each of the days. Unique garments at knockdown prices: oh la la indeed.

Text: Alison Musch / Photos: Lala Berlin

Platte, Memhardstr.8, 10178 Berlin–Mitte; map
Lala Berlin Pop-up – 16–18.06.2022, 10–19h (10–16h entry with registration via Eventbrite or 16–19h without.)

@lalaberlin

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AN ALL-DAY PROGRAM OF SPATIAL SOUND — SUMMER OF MUSIC AT MONOM STUDIOS

AN ALL-DAY PROGRAM OF SPATIAL SOUND — SUMMER OF MUSIC AT MONOM STUDIOS

Can a recording of a piece of music ever be as good as – or even better than – hearing it live? After listening to a performance in spatial sound venue Monom, you’ll be convinced that it’s possible. Located in a cavern-like space deep in the Funkhaus complex on the north side of the Spree, this speaker-filled room hosts audio experiences that are guaranteed to give you goosebumps. This Saturday (11.06.2022), Monom’s 57 omnidirectional speakers will be surrounding audiences with a line-up of classical and electronic music for Summer of Music: Vol I. The event is the first in a special summer series and includes four performances, both live and recorded. A concert by violinist Rakhi Singh will feature classical works for strings and electronics that were originally staged in London in 2021, with composers including Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon and Alex Groves. The space will also play excerpts of recordings of “Mensch, Music! #3 – Hotspot Earth”, a special Earth Day concert by the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB) conducted by Vladimir Jurowsk. Each session also includes a program of immersive sound installations.

You can enjoy the sounds standing, sitting or – for the ultimate sensory treat – lying down as you gaze at Monom’s dramatic concrete ceiling. There are four slots to pick from, though the 16h and 21h30 sessions are particularly recommended as they feature Rakhi Singh live on the violin. Kicking things off will be three hours of “Interactive Experiments” while finishing up the day is a live set by Berlin-based producer Oliver Klostermann with drinks from the bar. It’s up to you which parts of the program you attend but whichever you go for, you’re promised the same: a dazzling, dreamy aural experience.

Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Monom & Becca Crawford

Cee Cee readers can access a 50 percent discount on tickets with the code MONOMSTUDIOS – limited to 50 customers.

Monom, Funkhaus Berlin, Nalepastr.18, 12459 Berlin–Oberschöneweide map
Tickets for Summer of Music: Vol I can be purchased online.

@monomstudios

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CHIARO — ITALIAN-JAPANESE CUISINE FOR LUNCH AND DINNER AT HOTEL DE ROME

CHIARO — ITALIAN-JAPANESE CUISINE FOR LUNCH AND DINNER AT HOTEL DE ROME

Want to relax with your BFFs and forget the world for a while? Or perhaps you’re after a family dinner spot offering something for everyone? Or maybe you need a fancy location for your next business lunch? Chiaro restaurant at Hotel de Rome might just do the trick. Under the “culinary patronage” of chef Tim Mälzer, you’ll find Italian classics with Japanese influences and space for large gatherings in the truest sense of the word: the restaurant’s large round tables and cozy sofas invite you to exchange ideas and get together. More intimate seating is also offered, though if you really want to go all out you can rent the Club Room, which seats 24 people. Speaking of going all out: no matter the time of day or who you’re with there’s a lot on offer at Chiaro: refreshing starters, main courses with fresh twists and classic desserts. You won’t have to contend with experimental hors d’oeuvres, but there are still culinary discoveries to be made. How about rock oysters with shallot-ginger vinaigrette? Or (and?) burrata with tomato dashi and a prawn carpaccio served with lime cress. You could eat your way through the starters and go straight to dessert and it would be the perfect meal. But then you’d miss the Italo highlight: Colatura di Alici con Caviale di ‘Chiaro’ – linguine with Colatura di Alici fish sauce and caviar.

You’ll find other variations on pasta and fish in the expansive menu, a document that really makes you feel spoilt for choice. This largesse is fitting: after all, you’re in the Hotel de Rome and everything here is a bit bigger. “Grandezza” is what you’d call it, from the building itself (wow) with its grand entrance and marble decor to the staff serving you. It makes for an experience that’s an exotic break from everyday Berlin life. Among the venerable old buildings, Chiaro really makes its mark: small emoji-like patches decorate the sofas, bringing a tongue-in-cheek design twist. There are also pinches of humor in the dessert menu, with the likes of spaghetti ice cream to finish up your meal. A visit to Chiaro really is a short break – even if you don’t stay the night.
 
Text: Nina Trippel / Photos: Nina Trippel & Chiaro

Chiaro, Behrenstr.37, 10117 Berlin–Mitte; map
Mon–Fri 12–15h & 18–22h, Sat & Sun 18–22h

@chiaro_berlin
@hotelderome

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DISCOVER INNOVATIVE BRITISCHES DESIGN AND MEET LEADING MANUFACTURERS — BCFA OPEN BERLIN POP-UP FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS

DISCOVER INNOVATIVE BRITISCHES DESIGN AND MEET LEADING MANUFACTURERS — BCFA OPEN BERLIN POP-UP FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS

Today marks the start of Berlin Design Week (12.–22.05.2022), showcasing the freshest approaches to contemporary product design from around the world. If you are a design professional, this year offers a great opportunity in the form of the BCFA Open Berlin pop-up on 17.5. Organized by the British Contract Furnishing Association, the exhibition offers interior designers, buyers and architects the chance to check out designs from some of the most innovative players from the UK commercial interiors sector. Whether your line of work is furnishing high-end hotel rooms or sourcing exclusive artworks for offices, you’ll find plenty of creative stimulus and networking opportunities with leading designers. Hosted at the Alice Rooftop & Garden in Charlottenburg, the event features designs from 20 suppliers, including chairs and tables from Burgess Furniture, artworks from Elegant Clutter and fabrics from RomoTimorous Beasties and Camira. Besides checking out the exhibits, you can also meet the people behind the designs and enjoy drinks and canapes at the rooftop location. The event is open to industry professionals and entry is free of charge – tickets can be reserved online.

Text: Benji Haughton / Credit: BCFA, Jane Clayton & Company, Alice & Ulster Carpets

BCFA Open Berlin – 17.05.2022 13–20h at Alice Rooftop & Garden 10623 Berlin–Charlottenburg; map
The pop-up is open to specifiers, architects and interior designers based in Germany. Tickets can be reserved online.

@the_bcfa

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TIMOROUS BEASTIES: THE WALLPAPER AND TEXTILE STUDIO SERVING STATEMENT GRAPHICS AND LAVISH PATTERNS

TIMOROUS BEASTIES: THE WALLPAPER AND TEXTILE STUDIO SERVING STATEMENT GRAPHICS AND LAVISH PATTERNS

Your home interior is never quite finished – at least not until you’ve added those final touches such as wallpaper and textiles. After all, most of us want a rug in the living room or some curtains in the bedroom. Helping you furnish your flat with flair is Timorous Beasties, the textile studio that has been bringing Scottish punk to wallpapers, fabrics and cushions since 1990. You can now add rugs to that list with the brand’s Art Rug collection of provocative and exotic carpet styles. The designs are inspired by the iridescent and often outlandish patterns created by Timorous Beasties founders Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons, whose signature wallpapers are celebrated for their irreverent chic. Using a variety of materials – from natural linens and cottons to cloth made from recycled plastic bottles – the Timorous Beasties range is designed in Glasgow and manufactured in the UK and Europe.

You can see the wallpaper and textile collections up close at the brand’s Schöneberg showroom which, with its high ceilings and concrete floors is the ideal canvas for the striking designs. Visits are by appointment or during opening hours, though we’d recommend putting 19.05.2022 in your calendar: from 16h you can visit the Art Rugs Collection Preview, giving you a sneak peek at the new pieces. Part of the Open Berlin & Studio Open Night from Berlin Design Week (12.–22.05), the launch also gives you the chance to check out the full Timorous Beasties range while enjoying a drink. Whether it’s statement graphics or lavish patterns, the designs will help you make your interior bright, bold and beautiful.

Text: Alison Musch / Photos: Sophie Doering & Timorous Beasties

Timorous Beasties Showroom, Kurfürstenstr.14, 10785 Berlin–Schöneberg; map
Tues & Wed 10–18h and by appointment. The Art Rugs Collection Preview will be held on 19.05.2022 at 16h and is open to all.

@timorous_beasties

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