tilmann appel: collects and exhibits


Tilman Appel at ‘Appel Vintage’, a next door space where he sometimes shows also design classics. He is holding: ‘Hello There’ by Jeremy Harvey from 1978. The chair is made of molded aluminum.

This guy is the owner of the Appel Design Gallery in Berlin. People say that Appel was the first gallery to present contemporary design in Berlin, opened in 2005. Tilman, who studied economics, is in his Thirties. His Grandparents were collectors and are probably one of the reasons why the he decided to become a gallery owner. How nice that life does not always dependent on what we have studied.

Here are some of the names of the chairs above:

‘Montreal’ stacking chair by Frei Otto, 1967
Ash, canvas, metal. Manufactured by Karl Fröscher & Co

‘Landi Chair’ by Hans Coray, 1939
Chromium plated steel Seat and backrest: perforated aluminium sheet, natural anodised

‘Sandows Chair’ by René Herbst, 1928
Nickel-plated steel tube and elastic rubber cord

‘Stacking Chair’ by Roland Rainer, 1955
Beech base with brown plywood seat

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