SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Iconic Finnish Design Pieces from Avarte, Kippis, until 25 May
Fans of simple and inexpensive Scandinavian design have IKEA to look to, but for the more distinguished collector in Berlin, there’s Kippis.
A husband and wife team opened Kippis, a boutique store on Torstraße, in an aim to bring contemporary and vintage Finnish design to Berlin in the form of household goods, custom glassware, furniture, design pieces, and more.
The word itself, Kippis, is the Finnish equivalent of the German Prost or English “Cheers.” And in the true spirit of collaboration, Kippis recently joined forces with Finnish furniture designer, Avarte, to present iconic furniture pieces.
Currently, the store is home to an exhibition of some of the most prestigious and timeless pieces from Avarte, including owner Yrjö Kukkapuro’s Karuselli chair, which the New York Times named the world’s most comfortable chair in 1974. The chairs and tables figuring in the exhibition range from the 1950s to present day. Head by during opening hours to get a glimpse of the furniture from this renowned designer, whose pieces are also featured in museums in New York and London. Natalye Childress
Kippis Design, Torstraße 147, 10119 Berlin; 030 27 59 49 12; U: Rosenthaler Platz; admission: free.