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The Ultimate High/Low Housewares Shop, Belgian Edition

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 12, 2014 01:11 AM
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by Alexa Hotz last modified Sep 11, 2014

Back in 2010, we first heard word of Belgian interiors shop Magazyn; it continues to earn a spot on our hit list, especially now that the shop sells its collection online and delivers worldwide. Owned by Thomas Haarmann, a former art director from Düsseldorf, Germany, Magazyn sells a range of tableware, furniture, and objects—everything from Astier de Villatte ceramics and Lobmeyr glassware to basic cotton laundry bags. Back in 2012, Haarmann moved the store from a location within Antwerp's central mall to a spot near Nationalestraat, a street featuring the likes of Dries Van Noten and Ann Demeulemeester. The store is more spacious with a palette of concrete and white walls cast in low lighting from Michael Anastassiades. Photography courtesy of Stephanie Duval of  70percentpure , except where noted. Above: Behind a large composite island is a thin shelf displaying a variety of ceramic serving pieces from French company Astier de Villatte . Photograph courtesy of Dieter Vander Velpen of  The Epic Guide . Above: The Tube Chandelier  by London-based Greek lighting designer Michael Antassiades hangs above the island. Above: Ultra-thin crystal decanters and vases from Lobmeyr . Photograph courtesy of Dieter Vander Velpen of  The Epic Guide . Above: A trio of Antassiades's large and small Ball Lights hang over a mock kitchen sink. Further down the countertop are various sizes of Oak Cutting Boards leaning against the wall. Above: A rolling pin, an oil and vinegar glassware set, and Iris Hantverk Washing-up Whisks . Above: Haarmann showcases a collection of furniture—stools, storage shelves, and seating—on seasonal rotation. Photograph courtesy of Dieter Vander Velpen of  The Epic Guide . Above: Linen tote bags hang artfully from the ceiling by thin black leather ties. Above: A vintage dining table and a set of rattan and steel chairs for sale in store. Photograph courtesy of Dieter Vander Velpen of  The Epic Guide . Above: A custom sofa in deep gray suede sits at the entrance to the store. In the background are a stack of Sisman SuperSputnik stools. Above: Visit Magazyn at 34A Steenhouwersvest, in Antwerp. Traveling to Belgium? Have a look at our favorite places to eat, sleep, and shop in our Antwerp City Guide . N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on April 22, 2010, as part of our Postcards from Belgium issue. More Stories from Remodelista Redefining the Bakery, Glamour Edition Smoke and Mirrors: A Glittery New Cocktail Bar in SF Sumptuous Yet Simple: Boxy Fine Foods in Belgium






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