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#06 GERMANY

DISCOVER PERFUMER GEZA SCHOEN’S GERMANY IN THE SIXTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Noshe

Touching down for the sixth stop on our Tudor Style File world tour, we shop till we drop and ask Berlin’s most discerning ‘nose’ to set us on the trail of refined design, brilliant brunch and more.

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Andy Barter

PERFUMER GEZA SCHOEN’S BEST ADDRESSES

Schoen reveals his favourite hangouts, haunts and happenings in Germany, from the Berlin garden for a magical macchiato to a once-every-five-years art fair in Kassel.

Andreas Murkudis store, Berlin

1 HR

Owned by the brother of fashion designer Kostas Murkudis, this is Berlin’s go-to place if you want to buy, say, a Pringle knit, schnapps, a bunch of porcelain flowers and some Schiesser lingerie all under one roof.

Potsdamer Strasse 81E

www.andreasmurkudis.com

Café A.horn, Berlin

1 HR

Premier brunch spot. At the bicycle workshop next door you can get your fixie fixed while the friendly café staff fix you something to eat — all-day breakfast, comfort pasta and pastries.

Carl-Herz-Ufer 9

Sale E Tabacchi, Berlin

2 HRS

Berlin’s best Italian. Try the swordfish carpaccio and loup de mer, before macchiato and gelato in the garden.

Rudi-Dutschke-Strasse 25

www.sale-e-tabacchi.de

Berlin Art Projects

AFTERNOON

For an afternoon of gallery hopping, visit Augustrasse and check out the contemporary art the city has to offer.

www.berlinartprojects.de

dOCUMENTA art fair, Kassel

WEEKEND

An extravagant exhibition of modern and contemporary art staged every five years, dOCUMENTA is Germany’s equivalent of the Venice Biennale.

9 June – 16 September 2012

d13.documenta.de

MAVERICK PERFUMER GEZA SCHOEN DISTILLS THE BEST OF BERLIN

Geza Schoen’s groundbreaking brand Escentric Molecules is quite surely not the sort of thing that gets spritzed onto unwilling businessmen in the duty-free store at Munich airport by badly made-up promotional dollies.

Schoen is a molecular maverick, questioning the very notion of perfume, taking the craft back to its roots and isolating the various components to create startlingly potent reductions of very particular, sensual aromas. His ‘single scent products’ – one made from ambroxan, an olfactory substitute for a substance naturally produced by sperm whales – make a cultish, experimental stand in a marketplace crammed with blended, disparate potions. ‘I work with a repertoire of raw materials, so-called aroma chemicals and natural products – essential oils, resins or absolutes,’ says Geza, explaining the science bit. ‘With these I create small accords of three to six ingredients.’ Escentric Molecules, it’s worth noting, are rumoured to have a subtly devastating effect in spontaneous romantic encounters.

Schoen’s lifestyle is similarly stylishly distilled. Kassel-born, he has worked in London, Singapore, New York and Paris, but he now prefers the bohemian pace and design ethos of Berlin. He has an ascetic approach to relaxation, riding his bicycle around town on contemplative jaunts and hanging out at his favourite café, A.horn, in the Kreuzberg district, a brunch haven with a bicycle workshop. Design-wise, he admits to an admiration for Bauhaus, Dieter Rams (his dad’s still-working Braun hi-fi in particular), Jil Sander and Kostas Murkurdis, as well as Berlin’s thriving art and club culture. Mmm. Wonder what a Schoen-conducted reduction of nightclub would smell like?

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#07 ITALY

DISCOVER FASHION DESIGNER MASSIMO ALBA’S ITALY IN THE SEVENTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Riccardo Bagnoli

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#08 SWITZERLAND

DISCOVER ARCHITECTS BÉNÉDICTE MONTANT AND CARMELO STENDARDO’S SWITZERLAND IN THE EIGHTH EDITION OF WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Daniel Stier

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#09 JAPAN

DISCOVER HAT MAKER GRIS UCHIYAMA’S JAPAN IN THE NINTH EDITION OF WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Takashi Osato

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#11 HUNGARY

DISCOVER FASHION DESIGNER LUU ANH TUAN’S HUNGARY IN THE ELEVENTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Carol Sachs

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#12 UK

DISCOVER FASHION DESIGNER CHARLIE CASELY-HAYFORD’S UK IN THE TWELFTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Leon Chew

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THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

Explore the Tudor and Wallpaper* Magazine Style File Series on iPad®, a world tour showcasing local talent and the smart places to visit.

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#01 FRANCE

Even seasoned travellers welcome the insight of the right sort of local, a gently guiding hand in new territories or a fresh take on the familiar. With this in mind, we’ve put together a series of Style Files, country-specific, cliché-dodging dossiers and in-the-field notes for the contemporary explorer who really knows where they are going.

Discover designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance’s France in the first edition of the Wallpaper* and Tudor watches Style File series

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Andy Barter

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#02 AUSTRALIA

Discover Architects Anthony Burke and Gerard Reinmuth’s Australia in the second edition of the Wallpaper* and Tudor watches Style File series

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Jordan Graham

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#03 CHINA

Discover Fashion designer Masha Ma’s China in the third edition of the Wallpaper* and Tudor watches Style File series

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Alexandre Guirkinger

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#04 BRAZIL

Discover architect Juan Pablo Rosenberg’s Brazil in the fourth edition of the Wallpaper* and Tudor watches Style File series

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Vava Ribeiro

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#05 SWEDEN

DISCOVER DESIGNER SUSANNA WÅHLIN’S SWEDEN IN THE FIFTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Elisabeth Toll