Rue de l'Ecole Moderne, 17
Konrad KERN and Marino FERMI
Photo: Creaphis Editions
A home which is also a gallery - a gallery which is also a home.
This is THE GALLERY's and its owner's philosophy.
Konrad Kern moved from Cologne to Brussels, where he opened his
first shop in 1994. After nine years, in 2003 he took a very special
decision to combine gallery and residence, work and private life in
one big space where he exhibits and lives at the same time.
The furnishing therefore is no longer just a series of collection items
to be put on show in a glass-case - an imaginary itinerary which
appeals to the collector but deprives them of their original function
reducing them to museum exhibits. It becomes a combination of
elements which create a living and constantly evolving domestic
environment. Visitors are no longer anonymous passers-by but
friends who are welcomed in a family environment where they can
recognize and share the patterns of their daily life and passion as a