June 22, 2018

Loftcube. Inspired Concept Store


Die Neue Sammlung



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Werner Aisslinger, Loftcube in front of the Pinakothek der Moderne, House of Wonders, 2016.
Photo: Archive Die Neue Sammlung
Creatives from Amsterdam and Utrecht are coming to Munich


The DIALOOGKREATIV project and the “Inspired Concept Store” in the Loftcube will be officially opened on July 2, 2018 at 7.00 p.m. by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Wepke Kingma, the Deputy Mayor of the City of Amsterdam, Udo Kock, and the Deputy Director of Employment and Economic Affairs for the Federal State Capital of Munich, Kurt Kapp, as well as Angelika Nollert, Director of Neue Sammlung.

Flatlay of items of clothing and a boot with heel in Mondrian style. The background is formed by 2 orange and 1 pink square.
Loftcube, Inspired Concept Store, Design by Amber Ambrose Aurèle and Judith van Vliet, Styling by Willemijn BosA and Judith van Vliet for MODE.
Photo: Melissa Houben

The Loftcube as a temporary fashion and design platform

By invitation of Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, the Loftcube by Berlin-based industrial designer Werner Aisslinger will be on display on the Pinakothek der Moderne grounds on the Gabelsbergerstrasse side until mid-September.
For four weeks in July, Aisslinger’s Loft Cube will be transformed into a lively summer store – the “Inspired Concept Store” – featuring design and fashion from the Netherlands.

The store is part of the collaborative DIALOOGKREATIV project, which was initiated by the regions of Munich, Amsterdam and Utrecht, and will present fresh, innovative, contemporary and sustainable Dutch fashion design.
Fashion from young Dutch designers and artists is set to find new admirers in this “Inspired Concept Store” created by curator Martiene Raven in collaboration with the M-ODE Foundation Amsterdam and the Centraal Museum Utrecht. Shoppers will find shoes inspired by Dutch painter Piet Mondriaan, recycling-based jeans, refined Fair Trade jewelry and much more besides.

In honor of the presentation of Vermeer’s “Woman in Blue Reading a Letter”, a dress by Dutch fashion designer Tess van Zalinge will also be on display in Alte Pinakothek – bridging the gap between old and new, between Dutch painting and contemporary design.

Location: Pinakothek der Moderne. Loft Cube on the side of Gabelsbergerstrase / corner of Türkenstraße.

Opening hours of the “Inspired Concept Store”:
July 3 to July 28, 2018
12 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily,
closed on Mondays,
Thursdays 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Workshop. Golden Joinery

Materials such as gold threads from the "Golden Joinery" workshop lie in the centre of a table. Hands reach for the materials.
Workshop, Golden Joinery.
Photo: Golden Joinery

Repair a dear but broken garment with gold!

Instead of hiding the repair of your broken garment, it becomes an ornament. Celebrating imperfection, another layer is added to your garments. Questioning the monopoly of fashion labels and our throw-away mentality.
Value becomes a verb.

Design in Dialogue

Werner Aisslinger. Loftcube

In the context of the exhibition Werner Aisslinger. House of Wonders Die Neue Sammlung presents the so called Loftcube in the outdoor area of the Pinakothek der Moderne, situated on the south-eastern site of the museum’s building.

Exterior shot with a view of the Loftcube and the entrance area of the Pinakothek der Moderne. The Loftcube is a cuboid with rounded corners. The walls are made of glass, the cladding is white. It stands on four cylindrical legs.
Werner Aisslinger, Loftcube in front of the Pinakothek der Moderne, House of Wonders, 2016.
Photo: Archive Die Neue Sammlung