Visitors check in at the old airport check-in stands.
Sprawling across 32 million square feet, Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport is one of the world’s most eclectic public spaces. Home to the famed Berlin Airlift from 1948 to 1949, this enormous, monumental airfield ceased operation in 2008, and reopened its doors when residents rallied together to transform the abandoned site into a public park for all to enjoy. Now, Tempelhof’s main hall is the departure point for a new kind of voyage. But people still run the wrong way up the people movers when no one is looking.
The Shack cooks up regional specialties. The plywood tables were built in Berlin.
Even airplane hangars have a height limit. Photo by Sally McGrane.
British design and manufacturing company Established & Sons got to take over the back of the hangar area, where the fire station used to be.
Hoping to tap into a tradition of high quality craftsmanship, Wolf Wagner, from Germany, teamed up with Minoru Nagahara, from Japan, to produce a series of pieces designed in Germany and made in Japan. Here, the Voronoi chair is one of the results.
Using wool, silk and metal fibers, German rug designer Jan Kath creates sumptuous, unusual pieces with distressed patterns. The rugs are woven in Nepal.
The gentlemen from Lemgo, Germany’s KFF take a break on the award-winning leather and metal “Unique” chairs. Made in Germany, of course. Photo by Sally McGrane.
Belgian BUZZISPACE.COM, created in 2007 in Antwerp, makes acoustic solutions for the home and office using bespoke felt made of recycled plastic or wool.
Spanish carpet designers nanimarquina want to reinvent the rug. Here, they do it with "Losange," a new design by the renowned French Bouroullec brothers. (Smoking is not allowed). Photo by Sally McGrane.
Vancouver-based light maker Omer Arbel is interested in process, when he creates his hand-made glass lamp baubles for Omer Arbel Office. OAO has its European office in Berlin.
Berlin-based designer Elisa Strozyk combines wood and textiles in this wooden carpet.
London-based Sebastian Wrong’s Studio Chair is made of acrylic paint and ash. At Qubique, the co-founder of Established & Sons will launch his new personal venture, "The Wrong Shop," with a charity auction.
Danish lamp designer Gubi has been making objects of illumination in Copehagen since 1967.