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Nobi Talai’s Guide To Berlin

Designer Nobieh Talaei shares her definitive guide to Berlin


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Born in Tehran, Iran, designer Nobieh Talai moved to Berlin when she was 11. Graduating from Esmod Berlin, she has remained based as a designer exploring a love for textiles, architectural forms and clean lines. Her collections explore her nomadic family heritage, referencing traditional handcrafts and dressmaking skills. These different viewpoints helped lay the conceptual and aesthetic foundations for her brand, Nobi Talai, which she founded in early 2015. Post show season, Nobieh is here to give us some insider knowledge on where to shop, eat and be seen in the city physically at the heart of Europe.


The Store

WEBSITE: The Store


HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 10AM-7PM

FOLLOW: @sohohouseberlin

VERDICT: “The Store is situated on the ground floor of Berlin’s Soho House. A huge loft-like space of carefully curated pieces by owner and creative director Alex Eagle, ranging from magazines to furniture. It’s a home-like space to spend hours of shopping, working, drinking and eating with the Berlin creative scene.”

R.S.V.P. Papier in Mitte

WEBSITE: R.S.V.P. Papier in Mitte

ADDRESS: Mulackstr. 14 + 26, 10119 Berlin

HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm

FOLLOW: @rsvpberlin

VERDICT: “I still love the idea of hand-written letters. R.S.V.P. Papier in Mitte has a beautiful selection of letter paper, as well as other stationery like greeting cards, calendars or wrapping paper. Often hand-made by small manufacturers.”



ADDRESS: Tauentzienstraße 21-24, 10789 Berlin

HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 10am-8pm, Friday 10am-9pm, Saturday 9:30am-8pm, Sunday 1pm-6pm

FOLLOW: @kadeweofficial

VERDICT: “ KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens) is the most iconic department store with a history dating back to 1904, an early supporter of my label. Its food department is the best in town.”

Andreas Murkudis Apartment

WEBSITE: Andreas Murkudis Apartment

ADDRESS: Potsdamer Straße 98, 10785 Berlin

HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm

FOLLOW: @andreasmurkudis

VERDICT: “Besides his well-known concept store, Andreas Murkudis recently opened another space on Potsdamerstrasse called ‘Apartment’. It is a furniture store with selected design items.”


WEBSITE: Suarezstrasse

ADDRESS: Kurfürstendamm 66, 10707 Berlin

HOURS: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday 11am-2pm

VERDICT: “On a Saturday I like to go to Suarezstrasse in Charlottenburg to visit the antique furniture stores situated there. The pieces I have bought at auction house Leo Spik add to my private collection and often are inspiration for new designs. ”


THE PLACES TO be IN berlin

Chipperfield Kantine

WEBSITE: Chipperfield Kantine

ADDRESS: Joachimstraße 11, in the courtyard, 10119 Berlin-Mitte, U8 Rosenthaler Platz or Weinmeisterstraße

HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-5pm, Friday 8:30-7pm

VERDICT: “For business meetings I like to go to Chipperfield Kantine on the premises of David Chipperfield Architects’ Berlin office, which is just down the road from my atelier. On warm summer days you can enjoy the changing lunch menu in their backyard underneath sycamore trees.”

Klub Kitchen

WEBSITE: Klub Kitchen

ADDRESS: Ha Duong, Almstadtstraße 9-11 , 10119 Berlin / Germany

HOURS: Monday-Friday, 11:30am-9pm, Saturday 11:30-6pm

FOLLOW: @theklubkitchen

VERDICT: “Klub Kitchen is the restaurant of my very good friend Ha Duong. It’s best for a healthy, yet tasty lunch. They do amazing fresh pressed juices – beetroot is my favourite.”

Ryotei 893

WEBSITE: Ryotei 893

ADDRESS: Kantstraße 135, 10625 Berlin

HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 6:30-11:30pm

FOLLOW: @893ryotei

VERDICT: “ Ryotei 893 is hidden behind a run-down building’s glass façade and is covered in graffiti. It is very Berlin and is my go to for Japanese fusion food and Sushi.”

paris bar

WEBSITE: Paris Bar

ADDRESS: Kantstraße 152, 10623 Berlin

HOURS: Monday-Sunday, 12pm-2am

FOLLOW: @parisbar.berlin

VERDICT: “Paris Bar at Charlottenburg is a Berlin classic. It has been a favourite for creatives inspiring people from the international film and art scenes for years.”

victoria bar

WEBSITE: Victoria Bar

ADDRESS: Potsdamer Straße 102, 10785 Berlin

HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 6:30pm-3am, Friday-Saturday, 6:30-4am, Sunday 6:30-3am

VERDICT: “Victoria Bar on Potsdamer Strasse is everything you expect from a classic (cocktail) style bar. Go on a Thursday night when it’s less crowded and combine it with a visit to one of the art galleries close by.”

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