032c WORKSHOP Opens in Berlin-Charlottenburg
Berlin – July 28, 2022
032c is pleased to announce the opening of 032c WORKSHOP, the brand’s first stand-alone retail venue.
Located on Kantstrasse in Berlin’s Charlottenburg district, between the iconic venues of Paris Bar and Schwarzes Cafe, the new storefront occupies a literal intersection of fashion, commerce, and the historical avant-garde.
Designed by 032c creative directors Joerg and Maria Koch in collaboration with Davide Rizzo Architects, the store is conceived in two complementary parts: a street-facing exhibition space in wall-to-wall signature red and, behind it, a place for product. Guests are greeted by original installations by artists and collaborators from the expanded 032c network prior to entering the retail area, where 032c Readytowear can be experienced in an intimate, welcoming setting.
“It’s culture in the front, commerce in the back,” says founder and editor in chief Joerg Koch, whose curatorial projects under the 032c banner go back to the inception of the brand. Exhibitions began nomadically around Berlin and as gallery take-overs in other cities before taking place regularly in-house, where they were staged in an imposing vitrine designed by Konstantin Grcic.
Shows featuring artists and designers such as Cyprien Gaillard, Juergen Teller, Andro Wekua, Helmut Lang, and Supreme brought readers and contributors together for community-catalyzing openings and events at 032c headquarters. “It was like an aura-machine,” Koch has said.
032c Workshop on Kantstrasse opens with an installation by artist, couturier, and frequent 032c collaborator Sterling Ruby, who has designed a capsule collection from his fashion brand S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA. especially for the occasion.
032c Workshop is located at Kantstrasse 149, 10623 Berlin, Germany. It is open to the public Thursday through Saturday from 11:00 – 19:00 (CET), and by appointment.