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KLÄÄSCH. Zusammenstöße mit Kunst, Mode und anderen Disziplinen

»Klääsch« describes and pictures various stages of the career of the self-proclaimed fashion desginer and activist Lisa D. The book is an ironic portrait of life, work, thoughts and parties in Graz and Berlin from the 1980s and 1990s - intertwined with current affairs such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, the beginning of the Yugoslav wars and the upturn of Neoliberalism. 

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»Klääsch« is now available in our store!

 

NOSEDIVE II

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.

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Wintergarten Berlin

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

Corporate Design
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 ...

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Tagesspiegel Köpfe

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