Nadine Goepfert’s Berlin studio
Nadine Goepfert is a multidisciplinary designer based in Berlin who explores socio-cultural ideas and curiosities and translates them into designs or artworks.Her collections and installations also examine the function and conventional use of materials and previous works have included “The Memory Foam Pullover”, famously worn by Solange in her Cranes in the Sky video.
We visited Nadine in her studio in Schöneberg, in the south west of Berlin, a space she shares with her boyfriend, the founder of graphic design studio HelloMe. This means Nadine’s space often becomes lively at lunchtimes but also allows her the solitude to concentrate and focus. Despite being peppered with collected objects and items, the studio feels very spacious and boasts high ceilings and generous windows that fill the space with light.
“I can come up with ideas anywhere really” says Nadine, “but when it comes to execution, I like to work in my studio, which serves a multifunctional space. It’s a workshop, office and sewing atelier but also an area to relax and read”. The blend of creativity and relaxation that happens in Nadine’s space is reflected in her careful yet bold designs and she draws heavily upon reading to conjure ideas, “I have a very big interest in literature and philosophy, so in parallel I read and browse through books to create a final working concept”.
The city of Berlin acts a springboard for inspiration and its diverse neighbourhoods offers endless variety. “Berlin is a very international and open-minded city, this is something that I really appreciate” she explains. “Sometimes even just traveling from one part of town to another can feel like a short holiday”.
Nadine says she has some very exciting collaborations coming up alongside a new and extensive research project based on the interrelation of garments and people.
To discover more of Nadine’s work, click here.