MEET THE ARTIST - ANDREAS HACHULLAAndreas Hachulla is an artist...
MEET THE ARTIST - ANDREAS HACHULLA
Andreas Hachulla is an artist based in Berlin making original digital drawings from his phone, which are presented on high quality prints. You’ll be able to discover his art pieces during his exhibition and merch opening on the 18.01.18 at STUDIO 183 Flagship Store. This event will also be the occasion to assist to a live digital drawing performance by Andreas Hachulla.
1. Berlin by day or night? ‐‐ Rather nonstop
2. Spontaneous or prepared? ‐‐ Better both
3. Homogeneous or contrasted? ‐‐ The mixture is the key
4. Realistic or abstract? ‐‐ Abstraction of reality
5. Dark or colourful? ‐‐ Tendency to dark
6. Could you explain quickly the process of your drawings? ‐‐ It all starts with a white sheet on the screen of my smartphone. Mostly I use the SNote app for it. I quickly sketch some background structures that are detailed by different marker transparencies.
7. When did you make your first digital drawing? ‐‐ That was actually end of October 2013 on my tablet. It broke some day and I got a new device with SPen and the first one of this series i did on Dezember 13th in 2015.
8. On average, how long does it take you to draw one of your works? ‐‐ About ten to twenty minutes.
9. The printing process that you choose is really original and pretty complex. Could you explain how you get your final pieces of art? ‐‐ The drawings are printed as fine art prints mounted on Alu‐Dibond fixed behind acrylic glass; This Process similar to Diasec has been tested at the Technical University of Berlin according to durability and it provides the highest quality presentantion.
10. The drawing you’re the most proud of? ‐‐ Hard to say, there are some favourites so far, but currently i like one of the last “Skatebård@lab.oratory” a lot.
11. How many exhibitions did you already do? ‐‐ I did quite a number of exhibitions since the mid‐90s, but if you think of those with digital drawings, this one is number five.
12. An artist with who you would like to collaborate? ‐‐ There have been some collaborations yet and i just wanna stay curious about new encounters.
13. 3 words to qualify your work? ‐‐ Spontaneous, digital, impressionism.
14. Your objectives for 2018? ‐‐ Testing new techniques
15. A last word for Studio 183? ‐‐ ThnX 4 the invite and keep up the synergism of art, fashion and design.
18/01/18 Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/186521282083259/
MEET THE DESIGNER DOLINERCould you please introduce yourself and...
MEET THE DESIGNER DOLINER
Could you please introduce yourself and your brand?
My name is Gili and I am a detail explorer and maker, originally from Israel. I graduated with a BA in jewellery design from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Tel Aviv. 3 years ago I moved to Berlin where I am currently based.
I define myself as a detail explorer & maker because this describes best the essence of my practice which is expressed in all of my designs. My pieces stand on the fine line between art and design therefore you can find them in design stores like Studio183 and in galleries or art jewellery exhibitions, such as Joya Barcelona.
What is the most important consideration when designing a new collection?
I don’t relate to the idea of creating seasonal collections. I choose to look at it more as a “growing collection”, quite like a personal jewellery box that you have at home, which contains jewellery from different periods in your life, and is characterised by various aesthetics.
What connects all the pieces together is simply the fact that they were all curated by the same person, who found a reason to have/keep each and every one of them. They are all connected in a way and hold different stories and memories within.
Your jewelry pieces are sometimes playful in design, or a mix of ancient heritage and very modern. Where do you find inspiration?
My creative process starts with eyes wide open. I collect and document moments from my life and in my work I see the world through the enthusiastic eye of a child who’s experiencing things for the first time. I try to maintain this childish enthusiasm by provoking the viewer and by creating objects with Kinetic elements and hidden details, which trigger him or her to experience the same curiosity that I’ve experienced and transform them into material, into jewelry.
For example my Chicken earrings, when not being worn, they are literally sitting and functioning as an object on a shelf with a lot of character.
Then, while functioning as earnings, they stand upright. I love to see the surprise on one’s face, as he discovers the hidden function of this Object-Earring.
I also like the fact that they don’t just fulfill their job as earrings and go into a box. Each Chicken is made from many tiny parts and take a long time to make. It’s almost like being in a meditative state. I’m always happy with them. They make me smile.
Your pieces are handmade and cared for with great attention to detail. Could you please let us know more about the production process?
To be honest I refer to “great attention to detail” in an almost obsessive way. My starting point are the small details, they are my trigger for creating. It can be a mechanism or a tiny piece of metal, I then find the extension of the thing that triggered me and express it in the piece.
My table is cluttered with tiny pieces and I work simultaneously on a few things at the same time. It might be connected to my A.D.H.D but the design process for me is like riddles that I keep inventing and which need solving. This is why when a “solution” appears in my mind I abandon the rest of my work and put all of my attention on finishing the piece.
What exciting plans do you have for the year ahead?
The next thing coming out is a new series of rings, the collection deals with expressions and moods. I can’t wait for them to be out! I promise you will also be able to find a couple of pieces in the lovely Studio 183.
I inform my customers about new pieces on Facebook & Instagram, you can follow me for updates.
Website - www.gilidoliner.com
Instagram - www.instagram.com/gili_doliner
Facebook - www.facebook.com/dolinerdesign
BERLIN FASHION WEEK RECAPLast week we had a ton of fun at our...
BERLIN FASHION WEEK RECAP
Last week we had a ton of fun at our special events during Berlin Fashion Week. We also attended spectacular fashion shows, visited the biggest trade shows in town, discovered cool, new designers, and of course partied with fabulous fashionistas!
Let’s revisit what happened during this event-packed, fashion-heavy week!
MARTIN MARGIELA ARCHIVE POP-UP
We started the week in our Flagship Store in Mitte with a very special opening night for our Maison Martin Margiela Archive Vernissage and Pop-Up. We presented unique pieces, iconic accessories from the designer’s early collections, alongside lookbooks, exhibition catalogues, and original fashion show recordings from the ‘90s screened on VHS.
The fashion-pack joined in full force to celebrate the ever-relevant designer - thank you for everyone who joined us on this journey!
See the highlights of the night as a collection of images on our blogpost about the event!
AVEDA STYLING LOUNGE
Our lovely group of influencers and the amazing Aveda Team made the second day of the week very special.
The influencers selected their favourite pieces from our designers, while the professional hairstylists and make-up artists of Aveda brought out their best features before they posed for photographer, Mark Hunt.
See the images all over Instagram and the Berlin blogosphere, and check out a collection of behind the scenes images of the shoot on our blogpost.
IVANMAN FASHION SHOW AND DISPLAY
On Tuesday many designers showed their latest collections on the runway, but we specifically liked IVANMAN, who also displayed his strongest pieces on the Designer Shop floor of MBFWB. Playing with workwear references and clubbing appropriate pieces in royal blue and black, with patches of neon yellow, orange and green thrown into the mix.
IOANA CIOLACU FASHION SHOW
Photo: Stuart C. Wilson / Getty Images for IMG
Our other favourite of the day was the London College of Fashion graduate and Romanian designer, Ionana Ciolacu, whose ethereal collection of flowy fabrics and feminine silhouettes left us mesmerised.
NATHINI VAN DER MEER PRESENTATION
photo: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz
In the evening, the promising young talent, Nathini Van Der Meer presented her latest offering of artschool cool kids from the ‘70s, modelled in front of life-sized paintings depicting people wearing her designs. We loved the atmosphere and look forward to seeing more from her!
I DREAM OF SHAPES X MARIE MAY ART INSTALLATION VERNISSAGE
On the same day in our Bikini Berlin store, we fused art with fashion at the opening night celebrating the creative collaboration between the designer I Dream of Shapes and the French artist, Marie May. Ben Smith and HC Kurtz provided the electronic tunes to dance to, and our generous sponsors took care of the drinks for everyone.
BEN SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION OPENING
The artist displayed his sublime photography in our window space and projected a few conceptual works for the guests to enjoy.
The night was made more enjoyable by the tracks of HC Kurtz, and the artist himself also got behind the DJ decks.
In between the shows and preparations, we popped into some of the extensive trade shows to meet fresh talent amongst the 1000+ designers who presented their collections. We definitely found a huge number of interesting designs and dedicated fashion creatives - it was worth the visit!
We also bumped into our unique Studio183 jacket at Bright, styled brilliantly by one of our customers.
STEINROHNER FASHION SHOW
Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty images for Mercedes-Benz
On Thursday we attended the magical fashion show of Steinrohner, where the models walked in transparent flowing garments reminiscent of snow crystals. The feminine silhouettes were adorned with flower prints surprisingly made from technical fabrics. We swooned over this beauty!
STICK AND POKE TATTOO PARLOR WITH MYRIAM KORIAT
On Thursday, we welcomed the lovely tattoo artist Myriam Koriat in our Flagship store in Mitte, who worked her magic on our guests’ body canvases in stick and poke style, while DJs Dan Meyer and Oda Haliti played the coolest tunes. We celebrated with Dr. Koehler prosecco and sipped on gin and tonic from Windspiel manufaktur.
LIVE ART-FASHION PERFORMANCE with CHRISTINA KNOBBE
On the last day of Berlin Fashion Week we had the chance to present the spellbinding performance of our resident Berlin artist, Christina Knobbe. The artist painted her signature style live onto a garment worn by our wonderful model, Maurice. Christina’s abstract swirling shapes kept us hypnotised for quite a while!
Monolit provided the musical backdrop to the night and complementary beverages were served to all of our lovely guests by Michelberger Fountain of Youth, Kreutzbergs Regenerativum, Hoos London Gin, Dr. Koehler, and Windspiel manufaktur.
JUAN CARLOS CASASOLA ART INSTALLATION VERNISSAGE
Our guests could be part of this collaborative art project by donating their old clothes to support art and recycling for a good cause during Fashion Week- and see the results on Friday at the vernissage.
ODEUR FASHION SHOW @ BERLIN FASHION WEEK
Among all the preparations for our events we made sure to attend the Odeur Studios Fashion show on Friday, the last day of Berlin Fashion Week, where we could admire their talent for creating sportswear-inspired, contemporary designs with an edge.
FASHION WEEK CLOSING PARTY @ STUDIO183 FLAGSHIP STORE
We closed the week with a huge celebration of fashion and the Berlin design scene in our Flagship Store in Mitte. Thank you to everyone who attended, we had a blast, and can’t wait for the next one!