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


The Shopkeepers

In the age of online shopping, opening a store and becoming a shopkeeper seems like a bold move. Yet from Vienna to Vancouver, storefronts are emerging once again as worthy opponents to commercial corporations. Customers embrace individual businesses that share the distinctive knowledge, personalities, vision, and humor of their owners.Whether brand new and based on innovative ideas or passed down for generations and revamped, the stores and their shopkeepers featured in this book stand out for the singular experience they provide to their customers and the personal selection of items they sell. The Shopkeepers celebrates the diversity and creativity of brick-and-mortar businesses, telling the stories of the shops and their unique owners. "The Shopkeepers " ISBN 978-3- 89955-590-5 , Gestalten Verlag.


We are very proud of our two apprentices Isa and Anna for successfully completing their final examinations with top grades and thereby becoming certified milliners. CONGRATULATIONS! Both will stay with us at the hat-palace.

Fiona Bennett für Villeroy & Boch

Berlin-based milliner Fiona Bennett is designing unique porcelain creations exclusively for Villeroy & Boch’s „friends - The magazine dedicated to stylish living“. Fiona Bennett is one of the most established figures of her profession. With exceptional creativity and the highest level of crafting skills she turns Villeroy & Boch-porcelain into graceful creations that are true works of art. In combination with the couture-robes by Berlin label Kaviar Gauche they constitute an imaginative interaction of exceptional fashion and tableware.


Fiona Bennett at Queen's Birthdayparty

Her majesty the Queen celebrated her birthday today at the residence of the British embassy. Fiona Bennett was invited to this special event and many guests wore hats created by her. June 2015

Fiona Bennett für Atelier Michalsky

Modenschau Atelier Michalsky im Ritz-Carlton Berlin, 2015.