When Andreas Murkudis recently followed the westward caravan of galleries from Mitte to Potsdamer Straße, no one seemed surprised. His imposing new store is the only commercial store around, but then Murkudis has always liked to leave the paths well trodden. Visiting his former premises always felt like entering a mini-museum than a retail store. The new space feels more like a cathedral of lavishness, with an interior (by local architects Pierre Jorge Gonzalez and Judith Haase) that balances lofty architecture and minimalist product presentation. The intimacy is gone, but the wares are still selected by the Murkudis eye, discerning as ever.
Andreas Murkudis, Potsdamer Str. 77-87.