Looking at what it has to offer, Potsdamer Strasse has been an undiscovered gem of West Berlin for far too long. Aside from Acne Studios opening its doors in October 2015, the Andreas Murkudis double-header — Andreas Murkudis Concept Store and a furniture and architecture store, AM Möbel + Architektur — comprises two of the key reasons why Potsdamer Strasse is one of the city’s very hippest streets right now.
The AM concept store has an ace selection of rare clothing and accessories. (It’s been around since 2003 but moved to Potsdamer Strasse only in 2011.) The 1000 square metre, all white space with interior design by Gonzales Haase displays an unrivalled choice of products — still curated by the main man himself. Murkudis is well known for his talent to choose products not only from big brands such as Céline and The Row, but to expertly sift through the mire of lesser known names … coming up trumps, and defining the word ‘curation’.
In May, the Greek-German opened up a furniture and architecture store just next door; exclusive interior products to individual service and customised interior concepts all on offer — think handcrafted furniture; ceramics; Italian linens. The store is a product heaven for design enthusiasts, including design classics like Cole and Son wallpapers and Michael Anastassiades lamps. High-end design connoisseurs will also recognise the Golran rugs and Daniel Heer Furniture. Two of a kind.