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erlin, Charlottenburg, Bleibtreustrasse (which translates literally as road stays faithful). In the tiny road between the glittering Kurfürstendamm and the more toned-down Kantstrasse, there is a small gallery specialized in Mid-century interior design; namely, all that goes from the fifties to the beginning of the nineties. An exclusive furniture selection, home accessories and dramatic chandeliers, mainly by Italian designers, have helped Firma London become an international port of call for vintage design.

 

Classy Mid-century pieces in bold colours: armchair by Erberto Carboni, manufactured by Arflex and reading lamp; both design classics of the fifties.

Classy Mid-century pieces in bold colours: armchair by Erberto Carboni, manufactured by Arflex and reading lamp; both design classics of the fifties.

 

Firma London was established in 2008 and owes its name to the past of its owners: a German couple who lived in London for over twenty years, becoming a key feature on the fashion and art publishing scenes. However, it was the thrilling international vibe, which broke out after the fall of the Berlin wall, to convince our couple to return. They used all their knowledge and passion for Mid-century design to achieve their dream.

 

P40 armchair by Osvaldo Borsani.

P40 armchair by Osvaldo Borsani.

70s pendant lamps.

70s pendant lamps.

Copyright Sebastian Mayer

Copyright Sebastian Mayer

Copyright Sebastian Mayer

Copyright Sebastian Mayer

In their gallery space, Sandra and Florian display chairs, armchairs, tables, kitchen dressers and shelving; almost all the pieces you need for your living room. Besides furniture, you can also find all the key pieces for a true vintage style: vases, mirrors and a variety of different lamps, which go from the fifties to thirty years ago. 

Views of the gallery with Mid-century furniture and home accessories. 

Views of the gallery with Mid-century furniture and home accessories. 

Textiles in fresh new colours modernize soft furnishings of the last century.

Textiles in fresh new colours modernize soft furnishings of the last century.

Sandra and Florian source their pieces from auction houses and small galleries around the world. They even had to find a warehouse close by to stock all of their “treasures”. This space, four times as big as their gallery, was converted into an amazing showroom, which you can visit by appointment. 

 

A few carefully chosen modern pieces are shown alongside design icons by: Gio Ponti, Charles & Ray Eames, Hans Wegner, Warren Platner, Mies van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen, Osvaldo Borsani, Ico Parisi and Florence Knoll. With an abundance of rare Mid-century wonders, despite its name, Firma London, has become a port of call for the international public who hangs out in Berlin.

 

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Firma London 

Gallery
Bleibtreustrasse 50, Berlin, Germany

Opening times
Tue-Fri 12:00-19:00
Sat 12.00-17.00 
Closed on Sundays

Showroom
Lise-Meitner-Str. 7, Berlin, Germany

Opening times
Saturday 12.00 – 15.00

Tel. +49 (0) 30 8321 0893
E-mail: info@firmalondon.com

www.firmalondon.com

 

Photos: Courtesy Firma London

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