Berlin Poster im richtigen Rahmen

SHOPBerlin Poster – so vielfältig wie Berlin

„Das Wichtigste in der Kunst ist der Rahmen.“ hat Frank Zappa mal gesagt. Ganz so weit würde ich nicht gehen, aber da wir bei s.wert schöne Berlin Poster gestalten, war es allerhöchste Zeit*, sich mit Rahmen zu befassen.

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

Die Recherchen zum richtigen Rahmen waren umfangreich und intensiv. Aus den schier endlosen Möglichkeiten haben wir die besten Varianten zusammengestellt und nun gibt es die Poster bei uns im Shop perfekt gerahmt.

Berlin Poster Prenzlauer Berg gerahmt

Unser Favorit sind die schmalen Alurahmen in DinA2 und DinA3. Die bunten Retro-Poster kommen am besten im champagner Farbton zur Geltung – ein eleganter Metallicrahmen, der zwischen gold und kupfer changiert. Passt perfekt in hyygge Wohnzimmer, die im skandinivischen oder Boho-Stil eingerichtet sind. Für Motive mit klaren Linien und schwarz-weiss Drucke empfehlen wir die eleganten Alurahmen in schwarz. Die minimalistischen Motive passen besonder gut zu modernen Wohnungseinrichtungen mit ausgewählten Designerstücken. Wer die Poster modern und zurückhaltend gerahmt haben möchte, dem raten wir zu Alurahmen in weiss oder silber.

Berlin Poster Kottbusser Tor gerahmt

Die Luxusvariante aus weissem Pappelholzrahmen und Schrägschnitt-Passepartout lässt die DinA2 Poster grösser wirken, hat aber auch ihren Preis.

Alle Rahmen, die wir anbieten, sind Glaswechselrahmen, die mit Federhalterungen leicht geöffnet und wieder verschlossen werden können, falls – was wir nicht hoffen – doch mal ein Motivwechsel anstehen sollte.

Berlin Poster: Don't forget to go Home gerahmt

Die Preise für Alurahmen liegen bei 30 Euro für DinA3, bei 39 Euro für DinA2, ein Holzrahmen mit Passepartout schlägt mit ca 90 Euro zu Buche.

*Anfangs haben wir frei nach dem Motto „einem schönen Bild kann nichts was anhaben“ die weissen Holzrahmen vom schwedisschen Möbelriesen in der Grösse 50 x 70 cm benutzt. Davon sind wir wieder weg. Denn die Rahmen sind mit ca 16 Euro zwar günstig aber die Qualität hat uns nicht überzeugt. Zum einen biegen sich die Rahmen nach einer Weile durch, die Plexiglasscheibe wirkt wellig und die Passepartouts müssen mühsam auf das richtige Mass angepasst werden.

Berlin Poster Plänterwald Spreeepark

Berlin Travelposter Schloss Charlottenburg

Am Beispiel des Posters Berliner Dom zeigen wir auf diesem Bild, wie die unterschiedlichen Rahmen wirken

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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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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

 

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 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.

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“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.

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“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

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Kissen Bilka, Bikinhaus und Zoo Hochhaus

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