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Who: Marcus Deschler – Gallery Owner
Where: Berlin – Mitte
It was truly a brave move to come to Berlin in the beginning of the 90s, choosing the not refurbished “wild East” as a prospective center of life. Marcus Deschler had the courage and, since then, lives in one of the most popular streets of the capital. He conceived a big old building flat out of three flats, refurbished the filigree stucco, the beautiful oak-inlaid-parquet and heavy brass doorknobs. Its center is made off a perfect equipped stainless steel kitchen, because the head of house is a passionate amateur chef.
MyStylery: It was a good solution to place the kitchen in the so-called “Berlin Room”.
Marcus Deschler: I really racked my brain about the planning. I prefer cooking for many people. The kitchen as a communication platform is the core of my flat. As a child of art enthusiasts, I grew up in the Bauhaus style. Hence I love a mix out of history and modern.
MS: You partly surround yourself with quite provocative exhibits. Has there been a visitor who got scared off by the sight of the “Wolf im Schafspelz” from Deborah Sengl or Patricia Waller’s “Bambi mit Beil”?
MD: That may well be. My choice of art pieces is very wayward and the provocation inevitably leads to stronger dialogues. Art is no decoration, it’s a statement.
MS: Is so-called good art dependent on the price? What do you recommend novices when buying a painting?
MD: There is no panacea. “Good” art is not necessarily expensive; it’s often a matter of timing. I therefore recommend investing timely.
MS: What is your favorite piece?
MD: Every single one is a favorite. Neither do I have an explicit favorite spot. Couch, bed or kitchen desk: I all like them equally.
MS: What would you not want to spare in your flat?
MD: Flowers and my art pieces.
MS: Do you judge other people’s flats from their art?
MD: That wouldn’t be fair. It’s always the living conditions, which define the flat situation, for example children or finance. Important is the individual note. BvH
Opening hours during the Gallery Weekend:
Friday: 11 am-9 pm
Saturday & Sunday 11 am-7 pm