Through May 1st, Germany’s Bikini Berlin Concept Shopping Mall will host a beautiful floral sculpture created by London-based artist Rebecca Louise Law:
Bikini Berlin Concept Shopping Mall, a restored West Berlin architectural landmark, will host a large-scale site-specific floral sculpture from the 23rd March to 1st May 2016, launching Berlin into the spring season and culminating at the Gallery Weekend in early May. Following on from this, the end of June sees the launch of a public flower market staged by Tollwasblumenmachen.de.
The flowers, a melange of hydrangeas, peonies, and other vibrant spring florals will be provided by Tollwasblumenmachen.de, who has partnered with Bikini Berlin to fill the architecturally striking, industrial space. Bikini Berlin gave an open brief to Rebecca, who is known for her immersive installations around the world.
The installation will be suspended in the vaulted atrium of the restored main Bikini Berlin building. The light-filled space opens on one end to the Berlin Zoo monkey enclosure, and on the other, bustling Budapesterstrasse.
About Bikini Berlin:
Opened in 2014, Bikini Berlin Concept Shopping Mall includes a compilation of carefully curated and coordinated boutiques, concept and flagship stores, as well as a selection of gastronomic offerings, and regular, stand-out cultural programming.
Bikini Berlin boasts an impressive roster of local and international retailers, including Anna Kraft; Premiata; Gant; Gestalten; Kusmi Tea; Mykita; Super; and Teufel Raumfeld, among others.
The name BIKINI BERLIN comes from the name Bikinihaus, which is how local Berliners affectionately christened the building in the 1950s. An open-sided second storey framed by columns, once separated the building into one upper and one lower area. For locals, the two-tier architecture, which today is fully-glazed, reminded Berliners of the daring new swimwear fashion of the time, the bikini.