TASCHEN Store Berlin officially opened Friday December 2, 2016 with a vibrant VIP champagne reception. A crowd of more than 300 leading arts, culture, and media figures packed out the extensive 300m2 venue at Schlüterstrasse 39 which includes a gallery, Collector’s Edition room, and vivid Gio Ponti floor tiling. Guests included Ai Weiwei, Wolfgang Tillmans, David Chipperfield, Thomas Struth, Friede Springer, Sasha Waltz, Rudolf Zwirner, Wolfgang Joop, and former footballer Fredi Bobic.
The store, TASCHEN’s third in Germany and 12th worldwide, offers a comprehensive overview of the diverse TASCHEN program of books, Collector’s and Art Editions, and prints. Its luminous and colorful interior was conceived by Italian designers Alberto Stampanoni Bassi and Salvatore Licitra, himself the grandson of Gio Ponti.