Conceived by a free spirit that doesn’t need categories. Fiona Bennett reinvents interior design – just recently the „flush“ at Berlin’s Wintergarten Varieté (with Hans-Joachim Böhme) – , creates costumes for theatre and film and is a successful businesswoman and member of the “International Women’s Forum“. Her creation “Nosedive“ was shown at the VON BARTHA-gallery in Basel, it was party of the 2016 exhibition „Surrealism & Beyond“ at the Boljmans van Beuningen-Museum in Rotterdam and is currently on display at Galerie Alexander Ochs. “Nosedive II“ – created by Fiona Bennett specifically for Berlin’s Kornversuchsspeicher – is a departure from familiar terrain. It connects mental labour to the room and the room to the spectator and displays a mirror image as multi-faceted as the person reflected in it.
The object was shown as part of the group exhibition „Wonderland II“ at Kornversuchsspeicher from April through July 2018.
NOSEDIVE II 2018 - Mirror 170 cm diameter, Bird 200 cm wingspan, 2000 golden feathers
Photo: Joachim Gern
ELLE Bridal Awards, Barcelona
The ELLE Bridal Awards 2018 were awarded as part of Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week and hosted by the wonderful Rossy de Palma.
Fiona Bennett was invited to be part of the expert jury and got to present the award for Best Wedding Jewelry Collection to Cartier for their Love Collection.
Seductive, irritating and light as a feather:
Artist Fiona Bennett and Designer Hans-Joachim Böhme have created washrooms for “Wintergarten Berlin“ that promise a unique experience.
Direction: Georg Strecker, Jörg Wiesner
Architect: Meyer-Rogge & Kutsche Architektur GbR
Developer: Arnold Kuthe Liegenschaft Potsdamer Straße 96 GmbH
Planning and Realisation: 2014-2017
colours: ruby red, cobalt blue, cream white, brass, copper
materials: Bianco Perlino marble, glass mosaic, fine plaster, brass, copper, bronze, steel, cast aluminium, Corian, velvet, porcelain, travertine, wood, glass, terrazzo.
Royaler Besuch in Berlin: Prinz William und Herzogin Kate
Prince William and Duchess Kate visited Berlin’s creative scene in the hall of mirrors at Clärchens Ballhaus as part of their tour through Germany. Fiona Bennett was one of those chosen to talk to Duchess Kate in private. They talked about hats, craft and tradition. July 20th 2017
"ONE WORLD" GHANA HÜTE
We are excited about the second edition of colourful summer straw hats designed by Fiona Bennett. The hats were woven by hand from kinkanhe-grass using a traditional technique and dyed with natural dyes in a village in the Bolgatanga-region in Ghana. We are very proud of the result!
Make sure you get your perfect summer hat first! Please keep in mind that this unique collection is limited to 60 pieces. All available styles are online now.
Our production directly supports the development and education of the community and helps women feed their families. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our hat-palace!
Fiona Bennett and Team
The wonderful Ghanaian weavers at work – video here.
Hutkünstlerin Fiona Bennetts Lieblingsorte in Berlin
Milliner Fiona Bennett’s favourite places in Berlin
BERLIN. I was looking forward to the interview with haute couture-milliner Fiona Bennett for many weeks. A serious accident that will lead her to celebrate a second birthday from now on kept us from doing the interview last year. Now she is sitting across from me and looking attractive as ever with her light “High Crown Hat“. A subtle ...
The company “Fiona Bennett“ was chosen by "Tagesspiegel Köpfe" as one of the 100 businesses that shape Berlin.
Many thanks to Tagesspiegel and its editors!
Surrealism & Beyond
Hat-object “Nosedive“ for the exhibition “Surrealism & Beyond“ curated by Erich Weiss for the museum “Boijmans van Beuningen“, Rotterdam 15.10.2016 – 19.01.2017
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