Spaces: Karen + Christian Boros: Berlin Bunker

. Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Freunde von Freunden takes us on a tour of art collectors Karen and Christain Boros incredible home, formerly a WWII bunker. Complimenting the art collection is an equally impressive collection of 20th Century design, including works by Florence Knoll, Warren Platner, the Eames, Oscar Neimeyer, Hans Wegner, Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner, and many more.

In the Boros residence – a former Second World War air raid shelter built in 1942 in central Berlin – visitors can easily lose their way in the maze-like corridors of bare concrete.   There, Christian and his wife, Karen, live with their son amidst paintings by Elizabeth Peyton and a series of installations by groundbreaking artists such as Olafur Eliasson. It is a dream home that once seemed impossible to realize, but has now become an art manifesto for Berlin’s historical Mitte district, where change is the norm.  The whole interview and all pictures will follow in 2012. In the meantime you find the best pictures in our book

Video by Christian Fussenegger and Maren Sextro.


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