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Friendly Society Berlin

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Address: Griebenowstrasse 23, 10435 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 30 28046190
12:00 - 18:00
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Sat - Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Friendly Society is a little fashion, art & culture department...

The Friendly Society is a little fashion, art & culture department store with a mini café in the city district Berlin-Mitte, close to Kastanienalllee/Zionskirchplatz. You will find paintings and sculptures of contemporary artist, ladies and men's fashion "Made in Germany" (approx. 20 design lines from casual to extravagant, made for the red carpet), accessories (jewellery, handbags, ties, bow ties, etc.) and hand-craft works (porcelain, glass objects, wooden pedestals/mounts, picture frames, etc.) on two floors. In our basement salon we have an extensive display of original fashion jewellery and handbags on sale, with emphasis on the 1950es and 1960es. Our art cabinet offers a wide spectrum (over 600 exhibits) of high quality works of art. Beside our monthly Sunday Salon (music, readings, performance) we organize approximately 6 thematic art exhibitions a year, and we also participate in the Berlin Fashion Week. It is possible that almost every article we have on sale can be made-to-measure fitting your needs. We will gladly help you find the correct matching frames, mounts, and glass for your pictures, and the ideal solution for the presentation of your sculptures, artefacts, or antiques. When you visit the Friendly Society please bring some time with you, because a professional, fair, individual consultation leads to excellent results. We are open: Sat. & Sun.: 12:00-6:00 pm, private Showroom Appointments: Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 10pm We will be happy to great you personally in the Friendly Society. The Friendly Society was founded over 12 years ago, the middle of 2003 by Gregor Marvel-Wyrwich and Christian Heinrich. Until August of 2006 we were located in the Gipsstrasse 23, in Berlin Mitte. Since September of 2006 you can visit our little art department store now located in the Griebenowstrasse 23, close to Zionskirchplatz and Kastanienallee on the border to Prenzlauer Berg.

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Ich mach die Welt, wiedewie sie mir gefällt! Love it! At "Friendly Society" you'll find exquisite stuff in form of art, jewelry and even a good chat :) Thanks!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ich mach die Welt, wiedewie sie mir gefällt! Love it! At "Friendly Society" you'll find exquisite stuff in form of art, jewelry and even a good chat :) Thanks!

Thank Alessa E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We chanced upon this gallery, when asking for directions. We spent a delightful hour looking at the wonderful and diverse art works, all of which were for sale at reasonable prices. Our guide to the gallery, Christian, was enthusiastic and informative and generously shared his time and expertise (and delicious fruit punch) with us. We highly recommend that you visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Christian and Gregor are two of the most interesting and friendliest guys we've ever met. Visiting the Friendly Society is an experience not to be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Located in a unique little boutique, this art showcase is a must-see! In addition to the attractive art, Christian and Gregor left a lasting impact on myself and friends as they welcomed us on an off day and not only provided superb lattes but gave us a long list of other exciting things to do in the city which certainly... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

These people are just great! If you are art-, design-, humour- and coffee-lovers, you really should visit this place.... We had really nice time there. Thank you:)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

What a breath of fresh air. Christian and Gregor have created a deliciously calm, peaceful and welcoming place for those seeking something new and inspiring in Berlin. Unique fashion for all shapes and sizes, excellent arts and gift items, but best of all - 2 fabulous German guys to swap ideas and hugs with. An expat's dream-come-true in this big... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Run by two amazing guys. Underground glam fashion, dazzling exhibits, concerts and excellent coffee. Must-See for every Berlin visitor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Whenever I am in Berlin I stop by the Friendly Society. There is always something new to see whether paintings, sculputures, or fashion; there is something for everyone. The owners, Gregor and Christian are always a pleasure to speak with and are extremely helpful in answering any questions one may have regarding the pieces that they sell. It is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

I spent over an hour in this wonderful oasis of art, clothing and personable owners. Everything they carry is by wonderful artists/designers. Most of the clothing is Vintage 20's-40's. Had a great cup of coffee while Gregor, one of the owners sat down with me and shared his favorite spots and places to eat. I left feeling I had made... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

We visited the Friendly Society in one rainy Sunday in our long weekend trip in Berlin. We immediately felt very welcome and we were guided through the fashion and the art exhibitions. They also have a great collection of original German art works in the shop (yes, we naturally bought a one...) and a coffee shop. Nice experience, highly recommended!

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The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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