Tour An Impeccably Decorated, Storied Berlin Apartment

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NOWNESS, a must-see destination for the culturally curious, has lived in our bookmarks tab for eons. Now, the innovative hub for everything from renowned gastronomes to Norwegian craftsmen is coming to R29. This week, they bring us an exclusive look inside a pretty insane apartment.



“The constant change is what I like the most about living here,” says Angelika Taschen in this month’s instalment of In Residence. “Every day something new happens, a new building rises.” Having spent 23 years working with her now ex-husband Benedikt Taschen at his eponymous publishing company, in 2011, Taschen — the daughter of bookshop owners — established Angelika Publishers, an independent publishing house that has carved out a distinct niche celebrating interiors and architecture.

It is a passion evidenced by her stunning Prenzlauer Berg apartment, in which muted grey and ivory tones are punctuated with bursts of vivid color, from an Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chair to a covetable wall-to-wall bookshelf. Explains director Matthew Donaldson: “The period features of the apartment were preserved in their entirety, which make a striking backdrop for Angelika's collection of photographs and art.” The globe-trotting publisher enlisted famed British architect David Adjaye OBE to design the blanched apartment, who linked the social spaces of the home with the more private rooms and bedrooms via a long, dark-charcoal corridor adorned with prints by Thomas Struth and Juergen Teller. Says Taschen: "I only like authentic interiors––when the person in it has a soul and is behind every single detail."

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