modern furniture gallery

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Ampersand House, Brussels.

After living in Sydney, San Francisco, London and Luxembourg, Kathryn Smith and Ike Udechuku moved to Brussels and created Ampersand House, a home-gallery where public and private meld together. The neoclassical house (where they really live) is located in the vibrant Saint Gilles district, and the interiors are in constantly changing as containers of art and design, vintage and contemporary furniture, objects and prototypes. Almost everything is on sale and used by the owners in everyday life as well as by visitors and collectors who can experience these design pieces in situ. Often, they invite gallerists and artists who present artworks and rare and unique furniture in their home. Kathryn and Ike still works in law and finance, but they now mostly operate as design advisors: they supports clients in purchasing art and design pieces and help them to create their own eclectic style.

Source: Ampersand House- Elle Decor Italia. Ph Mark Seelen

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 Alfred Kornfeld’s home-gallery in Berlin

Alfred Cornfield’s gallery is housed in an apartment within a nineteenth century building of a Berlin bourgeois district. He defines it “collectors lounge” since he conceived it as a familiar vibe meeting place for art lovers. The home-gallery summarizes the concept of Gesamtkunstwerk, that is the one of total work of art, as a synthesis of art, design, light and color.