Sometimes it is interesting not only to look for the new, but to (re) discover hidden gems, evergreens or just great shops we liked in the past and that are still around. This can become an interesting series, so let’s kick off with shop nr1.
Shop: atelier solarshop
What? Atelier Solarshop is a platform for designers and artists founded by designer Jan-Jan Van Essche and Piëtro Celestina and opened it’s doors in 2008. It’s a well kept secret as the shop lies not exactly in the commercial fashion district of the city. The shop is located in a former shop for solar panels near the ‘Astridplein’ and has a carefully selected, and constantly updated collection of well crafted contemporary work, the founders call it ‘beautiful stuff’, which they mix with timeless antique/vintage objects, furniture, the fashion collection of Jan-Jan Van Essche and hard to find designerlabels like Cosmic Wonder, a Japanese cult label and Evan Kinori.
Where? Dambruggestraat 48, 2060 Antwerp, Belgium www.ateliersolarshop.be