Esther Perbandt X VERÔNIKA
at Fotografiska Berlin
I was given the honor to design the work uniforms for Veronika, the bar and restaurant situated within the Fotografiska Berlin building.
My commitment to integrity and diversity is unwavering. Creating a welcoming space where individuals of all genders feel empowered and exude self-confidence through their clothing was paramount to me. I am proud to produce my designs in Berlin, ensuring limited quantities through small workshops in the European Union.
Six months ago, when Yoram Roth approached me, I must admit I was unaware of Fotografiska, although the Tacheles was familiar territory. Being a Berlin native, I witnessed the city's post-wall transformation and frequented the vibrant artistic hubs in East Berlin. The Kunsthaus Tacheles, standing from 1990 to 2012 in a rescued section of a former department store, played a significant role in my youth. Since 2012, this historically rich building remained vacant until Fotografiska took residence, bringing with it the establishment of Veronika, the bar and restaurant.
Furthermore, I played a key role in the creation and manufacturing of 300 small pouches for the opening night's goodie bags at Verônika restaurant. Collaborating with my team, we carefully crafted these pouches in my Berlin studio, exclusively using 100% leftover fabrics sourced from the production of the bar and restaurant Verônika's uniforms, which I had designed. This approach allowed us to complete a sustainable production cycle locally. Notably, I personally delivered the pouches by bike, adding an eco-friendly touch to the entire process.