Friends Space
Creating meaningful connections, Berlin

Few neighborhoods illustrate Berlin’s transformative powers like the vibrant creative-hub, Kreuzberg.

This multi-cultural neighbourhood is alive with history, and as creatives have flocked to Berlin—Kreuzberg has become the heart of the arts community. This “Kiez” is the site of Freunde von Freunden’s latest metamorphosis: after the FvF Apartment in Berlin-Mitte that we created together with Vitra, in an industrial style factory we have opened a space that celebrates our global creative community: the Friends Space.

Our move to Kreuzberg happened organically, a friend owned a beautiful building: and on seeing it, the FvF team envisioned a new space for not only their creative offices—but for their community as well. With architect Philipp Mainzer, they set to designing the 350 square meter space in a way that would enable the philosophy of FvF to grow.

Impressions

In recent years, we realised that we needed a larger space to gather and exchange knowledge and skills, and to nurture the creative ideas of our ever-growing FvF community. In 2016 we began the Friends Space, a design driven platform shaped by our connections and a desire to see them grow through dialogues with new and old friends.

Cases

The modular architecture allows the space to transform according to the users need: The Friends Space can host everything from intimate dinner events to larger workshops and cultural conventions. It is a space that facilitates conversation, allowing for synergies between contemporary art, design, and thinking amongst our international network.

Floorplan

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The space is transformative and modular interests in contemporary art, modular architecture and inspired by our international connections.

The Friend Space can be used for both private and public gatherings: we sat down with creative minds to create a social space that is fully adaptable, providing new ways of bringing together both our creative network, and yours. The space is constantly evolving—we see the multipurpose area is a platform for ideas, a space to host and promote creative people and their work, and importantly—to share our own ideas on the future of urban spaces.

Scenarios

The Friends Space is designed to be fully adaptable to the diverse and often unexpected scenarios of everyday life, reflecting the lifestyle of a creative and agile generation.

  • Launch Events

  • Concerts

  • Exhibitions

  • Symposia/Readings

  • Workshops/Presentations

  • Photo/Video productions

  • Showroom

  • Cooking Events

  • Co-Working Space

  • Pop-Up Space

Services

Our international team of talented creatives offers specialized skills and expertise.
We’re the connecting point between our community and the ideas and people that are defining our culture.

  • Event Production & Management
    Our services range from empty space rental to full service event production, including guest and invitation management, catering, staff, technical equipment, live acts and DJ bookings

  • Creative Consulting
    This includes: interior design and consulting, event conceptualization, invitations and communications material design

  • FvF Integration & Documentation
    This includes: photo and video production, post production, social media promotion as well as presence in our online magazine

Contact

Interested in booking the Friends Space or think we'd make great collaborators?

Magdalena Bonamin
magdalena@freundevonfreunden.com

Kurt Mattich
kurt@freundevonfreunden.com
+49 (0)30 278 794 90

Adress

Glogauer Straße 2, 10999 Berlin, Germany

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Partners

The brands and people that support us

A specially curated list of interior designers and brands that have helped create the FvF environment

Lighting: Bocci and Omer Abel, ZUMTOBEL
Furniture: Thonete15, Spoila, &tradition
Kitchen: Siemens Home
Accessories: KPMNuki
Bathroom: Dornbracht, BetteAesop
Art: Johann König Galerie
Fabrics: Kvadrat
Spirits: World Class by Diageo
Sound System: SONOS
Radiators: Purmo
Plants & decor: Marsano