Magazyn

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Magazyn used to be a small store hidden away in a shopping passage in the centre of Antwerp, selling a small but finely curated selection of high end interior decoration items. In 2012, Düsseldorf-born owner Thomas Haarmann moved the store to it’s current location in the Steenhouwersvest, right next to the Nationalestraat (the street housing the boutiques of Antwerp’s top fashion designers Dries Van Noten, Ann De Meulemeester, etc.). In this much bigger space, Thomas created his perfect, highly styled environment for the products he stocks. The space feels like a crossing of a gallery space and a minimalist home, with a concrete floor, white walls and a rough concrete ceiling, with daylight pouring in trough generous skylights. Beautiful objects are arranged on natural stone piedestals or on abstract metal shelves, creating a very strong visual image and a distinctly international feeling – this store could be just as well located in New York or London.

The idea is that clients can find everything to outfit the different rooms in their homes, ranging from a wide selection of ceramics and cutlery, to gorgeous wallnut chairs and tables, to bed linnen, light pieces by Michael Anastassiades and more. The products are sourced all over the world by Thomas, who himself has lived and worked in many places in Europe and Asia (among other things working for interior design legend Christian Liaigre), before setting up shop in Antwerp 7 years ago. In the meantime, his store has grown steadily, with clients from Belgium as well as abroad coming back for his unique offerings. Together with running the store, Thomas finds the time to work on private commissions for custom kitchens or bathrooms, tailoring his aesthetic vision to design and furnish complete rooms or houses. Asked what’s next, he dreams of expanding and opening another shop, maybe in motherland Germany… We’re definitely following Magazyn, and can’t recommend enough to step inside and explore this minimalist haven.

Magazyn, Antwerp (The Epic Guide)

Magazyn, Antwerp (The Epic Guide)

Magazyn, Antwerp (The Epic Guide)

Magazyn, Antwerp (The Epic Guide)

Magazyn, Antwerp (The Epic Guide)

Magazyn, Antwerp (The Epic Guide)

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Magazyn, Antwerp (The Epic Guide)

 MAGAZYN

Huidevettersstraat 38
2000 Antwerpen

+32 (0)3 226 66 06

tue-sat: 11:00 – 18:00
sun-mon: closed

www.magazyn.be