Text and photography Micha van Dinther
As its name so graphically hints at, Berlin interior design store Bazar Noir is a dimly lit spot that markets a range of rare pieces for the home.
Left, Bazar Noir's counter is devoid of clutter, and right, Ruralista's line of terra-cotta vessels for Rossenham, handcrafted by craftsmen i Mexico.
“Hard to get interior design goods” is their own description of the business modal. Hard to get, indeed, but very easy to love …
Left, pieces by Arno Declercq, Jeanne Bonnefoy-Mercuriali, Talia Mukmel and Doug Johnston sitting on the built-in custom shelves, and right, Micha's brother – dancer and choreographer Jefta van Dinther – in front of a Max Boufathal's 'Les Serments d’Épictète 02'.
In the all-black space, the hand-picked pieces, by designers such as Arno Declercq, OS ∆ OOS, Damien Gernay, Please Wait To Be Seated and Formabesta, cleverly stand out. This is also true for the box-shaped ’floating’ staircase that leads us upstairs.
Curated through the discerning eye of Catherine Pfisterer and decorated by local studio Hidden Fortress, Bazar Noir is a must-visit addition to an oftentimes stale interior design retail landscape.
Make sure to drop by for a visit when in Berlin and the Kreutzberg neighbourhood.