Berlin Puzzle – nice relaxation

Relax in this big, busy city with Berlin Puzzles

Puzzles make you happy and relaxed; that is indeed the case, because during puzzling the brain creates the happy hormone called dopamine. This is possible by working on the puzzle alone or even in groups. We find Berlins beautiful graphics and dopamine fit very well together.

That’s why we now have four Berlin puzzles in the market that are equally as fun for adults and children.

These products from s.wert are perfect for those who enjoy puzzle games, that don’t want to deal with complicated 1000-piece puzzles. These puzzles come in decorative boxes which are perfect to give as a gift. The themes that we have are Alexanderplatz, Weltzeituhr, Tempelhofer Feld and Teufelsberg.

Berlin Puzzle Alexanderplatz in the decorative box.

The size of 48 x 36 cm is perfect for the kitchen or coffee table. We tried the theme Alexanderplatz with the family that consists of 2 adults and 2 children (6 and 10 years). We had a lot of fun and got a sense of achievement by the end of it. For puzzle professionals, the 500-piece puzzle is a nice change.

It is possible to stick the puzzle together at the end, so it can be hung up as a pictur because it would be a pity to let this beautiful motiv you created disappear in the box again.

Berlin socks

Socks – a great gift from Berlin

Around this time of year, many are looking for special gift ideas – be it for birthdays, Christmas or one would like to give away a nice souvenir from Berlin.

We’ve got something for you: Cotton socks from Berlin – these are completely new in the s.wert range.

Berlinsocken Brandenburger Tor

Socks as a gift are completely underestimated. Even if probably no one asks for socks for Christmas or birthday and Albert Einstein is said to have said: “Why socks? They only create holes.” are socks great gifts for friends and family – especially when they are beautiful.

The Brandenburg Gate, the Television Tower and the Berlin Bear are featured on our capital city socks. And here’s a gift idea – you can also fill the socks with little things. Be it sweets or small care products such as lip balm or nail polish. Also a voucher is well wrapped in socks.

Our four Berlin sock models:

Colourful socks with Brandenburg Gate, television tower and radio tower: The more colourful and unusual the socks, the better, because colourful socks are currently very trendy. Our cool socks with Brandenburg Gate, TV Tower and Radio Tower are made of 90% cotton and can be worn by women and men. The colorful socks are also available in different sizes, so that they definitely fit and are pleasant to wear.
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Grey-black socks with television tower – for the classic gentleman: For all those who like it more restrained in colour we recommend the socks with grey-black Television Tower motive. The Berlin socks are a classic gift for men, they are available in sizes 39-42 and 43-47. Socks are always needed and far too often we are just too lazy to buy new socks ourselves. So therefore everyone is grateful about comfortable cotton socks.

Berlin Bear Socks: Our colorful Berlin Bear socks in red, blue and white are especially stylish. The nice thing about colourful socks is that they can’t get lost in the washing machine.

Plattenbau socks: Our Plattenbau socks are exactly the right thing for fans of Socialist Modernism and Brutalism. The motif is inspired by the GDR housing blocks on Berlin’s Fischerinsel. The nice thing about such a gift is that every time you reach for your socks, you have to think of the person who gave you the socks.

Conclusion: socks as gift

Socks are a really cool and practical gift, especially if they are also comfortable to wear. Our socks are suitable for various occasions, such as for example as a little Santa Claus or a wichtelgeschenk. Especially now that it is getting colder outside, warm socks from Berlin are just the right gift for someone who is close to your heart.

 

 

 

Berlin Calendar 2020: Blocks

The s.wert Berlin Calendar 2020: Blocks is dedicated to the topic of residential buildings. Rental price brakes, rent caps, gentrification and expropriation – the topic of living in the capital affects everyone and is discussed powerfully, politically and emotionally. We illuminate the topic with thirteen illustrations from the visual and architectural perspective – from Poelzig’s residential buildings of the 1920s to the new buildings at the „Park am Gleisdreieck“.

s.wert Kalender Kreuzbergtower John Heijduk

 

Corbusierhaus berlin Illustration

 

Berlin Illustration Rosa Luxemburg Strasse

 

High Deck Siedlung neukölln

 

Am Lokdepot robertneuen Grafik

 

Rummel in der Rummelsburger Bucht

 

Moderne Architektur Berlin Illustration

 

Alte Mälzerei Pankow

 

Baller Bau Lietzenburger Strasse

 

Grafik Anton Saefkow Platz

 

Saphire by Libeskind berlin

 

Hallesches Ufer Poster

 

Berlin Cushions

Facade cushions for architecture lovers

The new cushions by s.wert are inspired by new and old facades of the capital and also the colourful subway stations by Rainer G. Rümmler play a role.

A building with a funky façade was completed in 2017 directly on the banks of the Spree between the Reichstag and Hauptbahnhof. It is called Futurium and was designed by the Berlin based architects Richter & Musikowski.

City West has shot up a lot in recent years. The City West cushion shows the facade of the Upper West skyscraper on Kantstrasse. The 119 m high building was designed by Christoph Langhof.

The facade of today’s Rocket Tower can be seen on the GSW Hochhaus cushion. The GSW high-rise – the name was changed to Rocket Tower in 2017 – with its colourful façade has been shaping the image of Rudi-Dutschke Strasse since 1999. It was designed by Sauerbruch Hutton.

The pillows Kosmos and Wohnmaschine are a tribute to Berlin’s post-war modernism. The Sternradio cushion, which looks like a robot, is inspired by a Wilhelminian style building on „Greifswalder Strasse“. On the roof of the building there are still the remains of a huge music cassette. In GDR times the VEB Sternradio advertised there with a neon advertisement for „Qualität zum Hören!“ And the Regenbogenhaus pillow proves once more that prefabricated buildings don’t have to be dreary. The colourfully painted block buildings are located on Roederplatz in the district of Fennpfuhl.

The cushions Fehrbelliner Platz and Nauener Platz are colourful and trendy. These cushions were inspired by the underground stations designed by Rainer Gerhard Rümmler. Both stations have been listed since 2018.

s.wert pillows are made from a durable high-quality cotton fabric that is inviting to touch. They are printed with GOTS certified ink. The zipper is fully concealed. To us, quality and fair production are no empty marketing phrases, but central to our philosophy. All our products are produced in Germany by manufacturers with whom we, over the years, have developed a close relationship.

 

breakfast plates - a very special souvenir from Berlin

Berlin Breakfast Boards

Breakfast boards – whet the appetite for Berlin

Breakfast boards are typically German and therefore especially popular as international souvenirs. Again and again customers have asked if there are breakfast boards with the great s.wert motifs. That’s the way it is – we have the perfect Berlin souvenir and architecture souvenir also in board form.

Frühstücksbrettchen Karl Marx Allee Berlin

New are breakfast boards, which make the hearts of cineastes and East Modern lovers beat faster. The east-modern architectural icons Cafe Moscow and Kino International are depicted on the boards.

But also Plattenbau fans and people who are looking for a special Berlin souvenir will find exactly what they are looking for at s.wert.

 

Berliner Frühstück

 

The television tower, Brandenburg Gate and Gedächtniskirche complement each other perfectly on this Berlin board, which whets the appetite for the capital.

Berlin Souvenir Frühstücksbrett

#plattenbaufetzt – especially on the breakfast plates Bunte Platte und Platz der Vereinten Nationen.

typisch deutsch Plattenbau Frühstücksbrettchen

The breakfast board with Wohnmaschine motive delights architects and urban explorers.

Geschenk für Architekten Berlin

Berlin Poster framed

SHOPBerlin Posters – as diverse as Berlin

“The most important thing in art is the frame. ” Frank Zappa once said. I wouldn’t go that far, but since we at s.wert design beautiful Berlin posters, it was high time* to deal with frames.

Berlin Poster im Rahmen

Poster “Kotti” im Alurahmen 50 x 65 cm mit Passepartout, Poster Planetarium im Din A2 Rahmen, “Dont forget to go home” im Din A3 Rahmen

The research for the right framework was extensive and intensive. From the sheer endless possibilities we have put together the best variants and now we have the posters perfectly framed in our shop.

Berlin Poster Prenzlauer Berg gerahmt

Our favourites are the narrow aluminium frames in DinA2 and DinA3. The colourful retro posters are best accentuated in champagne – an elegant metallic frame that oscillates between gold and copper. Fits perfectly in hyygge living rooms, which are furnished in Scandinavian or Boho style.

For motifs with clear lines and black and white prints we recommend the elegant aluminium frames in black. The minimalist motifs are particularly well suited to modern home furnishings with selected designer pieces. If you want the posters to be framed in a modern and restrained way, we recommend aluminium frames in white or silver.

Berlin Poster Kottbusser Tor gerahmt

The luxury version made of white poplar wood frame and diagonal cut passe-partout makes the DinA2 poster look bigger, but also has its price.

All frames we offer are glass frames that can be easily opened and closed with spring holders in case – which we hope is not the case – a change of motif is required.

 

Berlin Poster: Don't forget to go Home gerahmt

The prices for aluminium frames are 30 Euro for DinA3, 39 Euro for DinA2, a wooden frame with passe-partout costs about 90 Euro.

*In the beginning we used the white wooden frames of the Swedish furniture giant in the size 50 x 70 cm according to the motto “nothing can harm a beautiful picture”. We’re out of that now. Because the frames are cheap with about 16 Euro but the quality did not convince us. On the one hand the frames bend after a while, the Plexiglas pane appears wavy and the passepartouts have to be adapted to the right size with difficulty.

 

Berlin Poster Plänterwald Spreeepark

Berlin Travelposter Schloss Charlottenburg

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City Map Berlin Wrapping Paper

Wrapping paper with the Berlin city map

Christmas is approaching – and the need for beautiful wrapping paper is increasing. We have recently launched gift wrapping paper with the Berlin city map. Modern, minimalist and colourful. The large, shiny sheets are ideal for packing pillows, books or sweatshirts.

 

Berlin Stadtplan Geschenkpapier

The ultimate wrapping paper for Urban Addicts is available in red, blue, petrol, orange and pink. If you don’t want to destroy the colourful sheets while using them as as wrapping paper, you can hang them on the wall and turn them into city map posters.

Berlin Stadtplan Geschenkpapier türkis

Grösse: 84,1 x 59,4 cm 2,90 € pro Bogen

Berlin Stadtplan Geschenkpapier

Geschirrtücher – die Stars der Küchenaccessoires

Berlin Geschirrtücher – jeder Kiez ist schön

Geschirrtücher sind die Rockstars unter den Küchenaccessoires – die meiste Zeit hängen sie dekorativ ab, aber wenn sie dann die Bühne betreten geht’s richtig zur Sache. Die schönen und saugfähigen Halbleinentücher von s.wert punkten durch ausgefallene Designs und hervorragende Qualität, made in Germany. Die Design Küchentücher sind tolle Geschenke aus Berlin, die in jedem Koffer Platz haben.

Das Geschirrtuch Alexanderplatz, auf dem der Berliner Fernsehturm in leuchtenden Farben abgebildet ist ein echter Blickfang. Geschirrtücher sind beliebte Geschenke für Feinschmecker und Hobbyköche und hervorragende Mitbringsel zur Esseenseinladung. Bei den Berlin Geschirrtüchern von s.wert ist für jeden Geschmack was dabei. Für urbane Entdecker das Motiv Teufelsberg, für Westberliner das Motiv Westend und für Architekten das Motiv Corbusierhaus oder Holzmarktstrasse.

Rot- blau - gelb - schönes Geschirrtuch mit Fassaden Textildesign

Plattenbaufetzt – auch als Geschirrtuch. Hier ist die Fassade der Plattenbauten an der Holzmarktstrasse zu einem ansprechenden Textildesign verarbeitet

Berlin Alexanderplat Weltzeituhr Geschirrtuch

Geschirrtuch Alexanderplatz mit Weltzeituhr

Berlin Geschirrtuch Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

Geschirrtuch: Rosa Luxemburg Platz

Die Geschirrtücher von s.wert sind aus Halbleinen und werden in Deutschland hergestellt.

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Graphic Berlin Postcards

Everyone is happy about a postcard in their mailbox. In the social media age, a postcard greeting is something very special because fewer and fewer postcards are sent. Sure – holiday greetings are written and sent much faster with Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram.

At s.wert you can buy postcards of Berlin with a nostalgic twist. Alexanderplatz shimmers in a pastel evening glow, people stand gently backlit in front of Berlin’s most famous curry sausage stand on Schönhauser Allee and Eberswalder Strasse is delicately striped turquoise-pink.

Berlin Postkarten Berlindesign

Perhaps the only address where you can get postcards from such exotic places as the Humboldthain in Gesundbrunnen or Marzahn is s.wert. If you want to send analog greetings from Kotti, the Kreuzberg 36 Casino motif is the most stylish.

Postkarte Marahn Kotti Moabit

Volksbühne Strausberger Platz Ansichtskarte

Little decorative tip. You frame the postcards – and the beautiful and inexpensive wall decoration is ready. The advantage is that even in small rooms you have room for many beautiful Berlin motifs.

Deko mit Postkarten im Rahmen

Postkartencollage Berlin

Our collection of postcards is constantly expanding. Our webshop offers the best overview. There are also postcard sets available (12 postcards for the price of 10).

Amerika Haus

Das Amerika Haus in der Hardenbergstrasse macht von Innen und Aussen was her. Innen, weil dort tolle Fotoausstellungen zu sehen sind, denn das frühere US-Kultur- und Informationszentrum wird seit 2013 von C/O Berlin als Ausstellungshaus für Fotografie genutzt. 1957 wurde das Gebäude nach Plänen des Architekten Bruno Grimmek gebaut. Noch bis April laufen dort die beiden Ausstellungen Total Records: Vinyl & Fotografie und Kreuzberg – Amerika.

Amerika haus Hardenbergstrasse CO Galerie

Amerikahaus

Das war nicht immer so. Denn, wie viele Gebäude der Nachkriegsmoderne fristete das Amerika Haus – einst ein gebautes Zeichen für Freiheit und Demokratie in den letzten Jahren ein Schattendasein. Erst der (nicht ganz freiwillige) Umzug von C/O Berlin von Mitte in das alte West-Berlin verhalf dem heruntergekommenen Haus zu neuem Glanz.

Kissen Retro AmerikaHaus

Das Amerika Haus als Kissen

Summer in Berlin with “very Berlin” Shirts

Yeah! Summer arrived in Berlin – time to show our new shirts. One features an empty building close to Alexanderplatz, the “Haus der Statistik”. The  Initiative Haus der Statistik   is working on a concept to use the building as space for refugees and artists.

Haus der Statistik

Haus der Statistik

The urban environment is always our greatest source of inspiration. The textile design on this shirt references streetlamps. And we love the supersoft material Bamboo!

Our photoshoot took part at Uferhallen in Berlin Wedding. Here you find an interesting article (german) about the architecture. The LINK

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Berlin Vintage Travel Poster

Die Posterserie „Berlin Vintage Travel Poster“ ist eine farbenfrohe Hommage an Reiseplakate der fünfziger, sechziger und siebziger Jahre. Die Reise-Poster im Retro-Stil zeigen besondere Orte und schöne Ausflugsziele innerhalb Berlins. Vom Teufelsberg bis hin zum Park am Gleisdreieck.

Berlin Poster im Vintage Travel Poster Stil

Berlin Poster im Vintage Travel Poster Stil

Berlin Poster: Teufelsberg: Vintage Travel Poster Style

Berlin Poster: Teufelsberg: Vintage Travel Poster Style

Berlin-Poster-Westend

Brutalist Berlin Building: ICC Poster im Vintage Travel Poster Stil

Brutalist Berlin Building: ICC Poster im Vintage Travel Poster Stil

Berlin Poster Gasometer Schöneberg im Retro Travel Poster Stil

Berlin Poster Gasometer Schöneberg im Retro Travel Poster Stil

Berlin Poster mit Berliner Funkturm in Vintage Travel Poster Stil

Berlin Poster mit Berliner Funkturm in Vintage Travel Poster Stil

Berlin Poster Alexanderplatz im Vintage Travel Poster Stil

Berlin Poster Alexanderplatz im Vintage Travel Poster Stil

Berlin Poster im Retro Reiseposter Stil

Berlin Poster im Retro Reiseposter Stil

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Beautiful Ugly Berlin Housing Block

“Berlin, you can be so ugly. So dirty and gray…” Peter Fox sings in his Berlin anthem “Schwarzzublau”. The socialist housing block (Plattenbau) at  Memhardstraße, near Alexanderplatz, which inspired us to this Note Block (12 x 8 x 6 cm) is also called the “ugliest building of Berlin”. Nevertheless it is enjoying increasing popularity.  Let’s say it is just not conform to the common ideals of beauty. There is even a website for “Memi” (german) and an interesting blog post (english).

 

Ostblock mit Trabi (er) gummi

Ostblock mit Trabi(er)gummi

Notizblock / Ostblock / socialist housing block / note block

a note block named Ostblock

Like the socialist housing block – Berlin is not pretty in a traditional way, not a classic beauty. Even our former mayor Klaus Wowereit (known for the Berlin slogan “poor but sexy”) once said:  “God, this is ugly.” when he saw some new buildings at Alexanderplatz.

Plattenbauten – the architectural witnesses of the German Democratic Republic – have undergone several image changes. In their early days they were extremely popular. Hot water and central heating promised comfort and so the apartment blocks became popular through all social classes.

This changed after the German reunification. Vacancy, alcohol, violence and unemployment dominated the image of the socialist prefab buildings. The overweight long-term unemployed “Cindy from Marzahn” – a fictional character, performing in pink jogging suit is perhaps one of the most positive images that are associated with the socialist residential blocks. Plattenbauten are considered ugly, colorless and uniform .

But – this is slightly changing. Population growth and lack of affordable housing accelerate the image change. 2015 the British star architect David Chipperfiled says in an interview (german) “prefabricated buildings are ugly, but from a social perspective, they are also interesting.” Because prefabricated buildings can not be gentrifcated well – their buiding substance does not work for luxury apartments – even if they are located in the city centre like the block at Memhardstrasse. And so these grey, uniform, socialist residential blocks become keepers of a heterogeneous mix in inner cities. Who would have thought it would end up like this?

Notizblock / Ostblock / socialist housing block / note block

Notizblock / Ostblock / socialist housing block / note block

Notizblock / Ostblock / socialist housing block / note block

Notizblock / Ostblock / socialist housing block / note block

 

Bauhaus, colour and fashion

Bauhaus and fashion –  the parallels between the German art school (founded in 1919 by the architect Walter Gropiu) are many-faceted. For our summer textile collection we took a closer look at Haus Kandinsky /Klee.

Bauhaus Farben auf Shirt und Rock

Ein Blick in das Treppenhaus des Meisterhauses auf Shirt und Rock

 

Ein Blick in das Treppenhaus des Meisterhauses auf Shirt und Rock

Ein Blick in das Treppenhaus des Meisterhauses auf Shirt und Rock

 

 

Tuch Meisterhaus - Bauhausstadt Dessau

Tuch Meisterhaus – Haus Kandisky /Klee in der Bauhausstadt Dessau

Tuch Meisterhaus - Bauhausstadt Dessau

Tuch Meisterhaus Kandisky / Klee in der Bauhausstadt Dessau

urban curtains and walls

A piece of city for your home. Streetlamps illuminate our streets night by night – yet they lead a shady existence. In everyday life, we are often oblivious to the beauty and varied forms of illusive ”flowers”. The textile designs with ”urban Flowers” are an homage to the hidden beauties of the city.

 

 

 

Oberleitungen Wanddekoration St. Oberholz Apartments

Oberleitungen Wanddekoration St. Oberholz Apartments

Berlin by night Wanddekoration im Marx Club, Cafe Moskau

Berlin by night Wanddekoration im Marx Club, Cafe Moskau

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Berlin Silhouette Tape– 66 meters Berlin

„Berlin Silhouette“ Our Berlin Silhouette Tape is featuring the Berlin skyline on a length of 66 metres.

The buildings and places that have been printed on the transparent tape are: Brandenburger Tor, Gedächtniskirche, Potsdamer Platz, Strausberger Platz, Oberbaum Brücke, Berlin TV Tower, Funkturm, Tempodrom. Berlin streetlamps, the berlin subway, a velotaxi and skaters are also part of this very special Berlin souvenir.

This Tape is great for wrapping parcels and can be used for lots of DIY projects – like decorating vases, walls and boxes.

 

Length: 66 Meter

Width: 5 cm

Made in Germany

 

Berlin Poster & Art Prints from s.wert

Let’s start the new week with some good news – the s.wert designs are now available as posters. Stylish – urban and narrative.

Berlin Art Prints von s.wert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Schilderwald” – this Design Poster is so german. It shows a forest of traffic signs.
The view through our window in Berlin Mitte was the inspiration for that motif. Often we see people there, looking up in the sky – to one of these “traffic sign trees”  trying to understand when parking is permitted.

Berlin Collge City Print

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On this poster “Berlin Collage City” we featured Berlin at its best – a perfect mix of colourful Wilhelminian style facades, modern buildings like Potsdamer Platz and the tv tower.

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Bierpinsel:This  poster is dedicated to the futuristic pop architecture icon ” Bierpinsel ” in Berlin Steglitz. The building was constructed in 1976 by ​​ Ralf Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte  (the couple also built the ICC). 2011 the originally orange facade got a street art painting by  several street artists such as for example Flying Förtress, Sozyone, Honet and Craig ” KR ” Costello.

Kosmos Kino Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kosmos –This cosmic  poster in soft pastel shades is an hommage to the Kosmos cinema in Berlin’s Karl-Marx-Allee . The theater was inaugurated in 1962 and was the largest cinema of the GDR , it was designed by the architect Josef Kaiser and Herbert Aust

Alexanderplatz U-Bahnhof Poster Print

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Alexanderplatz This poster is for ” Berlin Connoisseurs ” , their trained eye will discover that this art print features the subway-station Alexanderplatz. As one of the largest crossing station in Berlin the subway station Alexanderplatz occupies a prominent position. The architect was Alfred Grenander.

Return of the Drawstring Bag

These days, the drawstring bag replaced the Tote bag as ultimate hipster bag. Walking through Berlin you see them in all variations. Hipster beard boys on fixies in Mitte and tattooed pary girls in Neukölln – all with authentically urban hipster backpacks.

What made this trend explode? Is it connected to the growing health awarenes combined with back problems? Or simple practical aspects – riding a bike, easy and safe closing of the bag?

Reflektierender Beutel von s.wert mit Oberleitungen

Reflecting Bag from s.wert with tramline-print

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Besides the practical advantages the drawstring bag is a fashion statment. The stylish drawstring bags from s.wert carry the message „from Berlin with Love“. Not as text, but as subtle graphic prints, some with reflecting urban illustrations.

Reflektierender Turnbeutel in schwarz von s.wert design

architecture cushions

“My favourite colour is colourful!” as the Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius once put it. We agree. Modern facades are inspiring, we love them and we “collect” this variety of colours and structures in our textile designs.

Plattenbaukissen: QP Platte, Sonderplatte und Kino Kosmos

GDR prefab building cushions: QP Platte, Sonderplatte und Kino Kosmos



 

Kissen Corbuisierhaus schwarz-weiß

cushion Corbusierhouse black & white

2004 we launched our first cushion collection “Angry Children”. Cushions with 60s and 70s architecture.
The disappearing landmarks of Berlin’s postwar modern architecture were theme of the pillow collection “Angry Children”. The name “Angry Children” referred to disrespect of the current generation for its architectural forefathers.

Kissenkollektion Zornige Kinder, 2004, Foto: Simone Krack

Angry Children Cushion, 2004, Foto: Simone Krack

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Gifts for architects

When you need the right gifts for architects, it can be hard picking out something good. Here is a selection of helpful and unique gifts. You can trust us, because we – the s.wert designers are trained as architects.

Architekturtassen - 12,50 € - ein kleines, feines Geschenk für Architekten

architecture mugs – 12,50 €

Alvar Aalto once said “Nothing old is ever reborn but neither does it totally disappear. And that which has once been born, will always reappear in a new form.” So – we recommend these architecture mugs as gift for architecture lovers. These mugs are an homage to great building from Le Corbusier to the typical GDR prefab buildings.

Weihnachtskrippe ( 28 €) für Puristen von Oliver Fabel

Weihnachtskrippe für Puristen (28€) von Oliver Fabel

Less is more – is often associated with Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe (1886-1969). This phrase perfectly describes the purist Christmas crib, designed by Oliver Fabel. The only crib free from clichés and kitsch we know. Available in english and german.

Architekturkissen, Neue Nationalgalerie und Corbusierhaus 49 €

Architekturkissen, Neue Nationalgalerie und Corbusierhaus 49 €

Staying with the great modern architects  – we recommend cushions with architecture inspired textile designs, such as Mies van der Rohe’s New National Gallery, the Bauhaus Dessau or the Corbusierhouse.

Architekturkissen Bauhaus Gebäude Dessau 49 €

Architekturkissen Bauhaus Gebäude Dessau 49 €

Believe it or not – also socks can be the perfect gift for architects. These high-quality, unisex Berlin socks with a knitted Brandenburg Gate are a beautiful way to say hello from Berlin.

Socken für Architekten und Berlin-Fans 10 €

Socks for architects and Berlin Lovers 10 €

 

 

Bye bye Kranzler – Hello Westberlin

With our latest cushion collection we put the focus on West-Berlin architecture.

Hochhaus am Zoo Kissen 60 x 60 cm

Hochhaus am Zoo
Kissen 60 x 60 cm

Some icons of the postwar modern architecture around Zoologischer Garten are renovated and re-activated with new content.

Bikinihaus Kissen 60 x 60 cm

Bikinihaus
Kissen 60 x 60 cm

The first was the cinema Zoo Palast in 2013, followed by  the light and filigree Amerika Haus (built in 1956/57 on the occasion of the International Building Exhibition by the architect Bruno Grimmek). Up until 2006, it served as a cultural meeting place and information centre for US citizens – with cinema, library and exhibitions. 2014 the photo gallery C/O Berlin moved into the building. 2015 the Bikini House opened again. The building is one of the contemporary architectural witnesses of Berlin’s post-war times of the 1950s. The building was designed by architects Paul Schwebes and Hans Schoszberger in 1957.

 

Mönchwohnheim Kissen 60 x 60 cm

Mönchwohnheim
Kissen 60 x 60 cm

Grosse-Zoo2

Kissen Bilka, Bikinhaus und Zoo Hochhaus

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