Now there are truly many reasons why you should visit Berlin. Yet there is one more good reason to visit the German capital if you love interior styling. Even more so if you love unique items collected from all around the world. The word ‘Nandi’ means happiness in Sanskrit and from the very moment you step into the Nandi concept store you will be flooded with happiness. Especially when you spot the colourful and beautiful items collected by the two owners Vanessa and Leonie. But do not fret: You can shop all the goodies online if you can’t make it to Berlin!
The Nandi concept store is dedicated to handmade home accessories and textiles found around the world. Whether you are looking for a new rug, a cushion, new baskets, throws, or even slippers – Nandi has it all. The items have one thing in common: They have a story to tell and are all handmade by local artisans. Thus, they help to support local communities and bring the best of their skills to Berlin. Frazada throws from Peru, cactus silk rugs from Morocco, mudcloth from West Africa – you name it.
If you love a collected home with an ethnic vibe, this is the shop to visit when in Berlin. At the Nandi concept store Kenian Sisal baskets sit next to colourful kilim cushions from North Africa and Aguayo textiles from the Andes. The choice is yours but it might get tricky as you will want everything. My current favorites are cactus silk rugs and cushions from Morocco. These items are made of a plant fiber called Rayon or Sabra. The material is super smooth, almost like silk (hence the name) but it is way more sturdy. Currently, I have a rug and a cushion (from Nandi) in my home.
But enough of sweet talk – I will let the pictures convince you. For your next Berlin trip write it down in your travel agenda: A visit of the Nandi concept store should be part of your itinerary. Otherwise browse their online shop and get yourself a unique piece for your home!
Nandi Concept Store, Dunckerstr. 11, 10437 Berlin. nandistore.com
Photography by Jules Villbrandt