If you're in Berlin looking for some cool new designs and vintage wares, then the City West's DOM is the perfect spot to spend an afternoon. Whether you want to splurge on a classic piece or would prefer to just "window shop", you'll love boutique owner Christian Koban's carefully curated picks (some of which he designed himself), which include everything from cool LEGO products to CREATE BIKES. We recently stopped by this stylish shop and were blown away not only by their collection, but by the fact that that the shop sits inside of an old brick tunnel decked out with furniture and decor are made up of repurposed tires!
Piled up tires with round glass tops make for wonderful display tables in this West Berlin shop. Repurposed tires also get a new life as shelves for displaying books and hand clutches, and even a changing room and umbrella holder. But the most striking feature in the shop is the beautiful chandelier that hangs at the center of the space. The fixture was created using LED lights and the polished tires adds a sparkling yet rough edge to the look.
If you are out and about Berlin, you can pay DOM a visit at Lotte-Lenya-Bogen 548. Be sure to give ‘Mad’ the dog a pat on the head — even he’s got a new bed made from a tire.
Photo © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat