my/Berlin - with HEVAN

my/Berlin - with HEVAN

Beautiful products, amazing leather and a super nice team - when we met HEVAN at the HaHaHo market in December we were hooked. Their design is rooted in traditional East Anatolian craftsmanship which becomes then reinterpreted with contemporary aesthetics. All their products are hand-made in Berlin. With loads of love.

Today we will get some insights into the Berlin favorites of Ali Can, Theresia Kimmel & Lisa Ribler - the three founders of HEVAN. Enjoy!

1. When and why did you come to Berlin?

Ali: Born and raised Köln, I wanted to gain a new perspective and to get the big picture. So I took the opportunity and moved to Berlin in 2009. The best decision of my life.

Theresia: My whole family moved here in 2000, so I didn’t really have any impact on this. However, I’m really happy about my parents decision.

Lisa: I came to Berlin about seven years ago. After studying art in France, Berlin was the city I saw the biggest potential in terms of art and educational participation.

2. How do you think Berlin is going to change within the next 10 years?

Ali: I guess no other city will be able to outbid Berlin in terms of diversity after another decade. It will definitely be a pioneer, as long as its smart, social and creative citizens reach a consensual agreement and swing into action, which I assume will happen. When it comes to its administrative bodies, I’m not that sure though…

Theresia: Many things will get even more expensive, but I really hope, that the city will still retain most of its charm and won’t become too clean.

Lisa: Well, the worst case would be an even stronger gentrification, like what happened in many other european cities. At best, Berlin will stay an amazing, open and creative city with many great, active people.

3. Your favorite Berlin designer/shop?

Ali: Hallesches Haus, because of its great product selection, interior design and the concept itself. And of/Berlin because of the good idea and the social aspect (thanks Ali <3)

Theresia: Süper Store, Hallesches Haus, The Good Store

Lisa: At the moment it's Hallesches Haus.

Hallesches Haus
Tempelhofer Ufer 1, 10961 Berlin

Süper Store
Dieffenbachstraße 12, 10967 Berlin

The good store
Pannierstraße 31, 12047 Berlin

4. Where do you take your friends & family when they visit?

Ali: Just recently, I took my parents to ‚Jüdisches Museum‘, ‚Martin-Gropius-Bau‘ and ‚Tempelhofer Feld‘. With my brother and my friends I like to visit the different districts of Berlin and show them their versatility. Last time, for example, we went to Dong-Xuan-Center in Lichtenberg.

Theresia: I like to take my friends and family to see ‚Prinzessinnengärten‘, ‚Schaubühne‘ or beautiful ‚Heiligensee‘ in Potsdam.

Lisa: We like to visit ‚Gorki Theater‘, ‚Ballhaus Naunynstrasse‘, ‚Hamburger Bahnhof‘ and ‚Gemälde- and Nationalgalerie‘.

Jüdisches Museum
Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin

Ehemaliger Flughafen Tempelhof
Tempelhofer Damm 1-7, 12107 Berlin

Herzbergstraße 128-139, 10365 Berlin

Prinzenstrasse 35 – 38, 10969 Berlin

Kurfürstendamm 153, 10709 Berlin

Gorki Theater
Am Festungsgraben 2, 10117 Berlin

Ballhaus Naunynstrasse
Naunynstraße 27, 10997 Berlin

Hamburger Bahnhof
Invalidenstraße 50-51, 10557 Berlin

Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin

5. Let's talk about food! What's your all-time favorite restaurant or street food place?

Ali: I like going to ‚Il Casolare‘ located at ‚Admiralsbrücke‘ or ‚Baba Angora‘, which is just around the corner from our place.

Theresia: A friend of mine worked as a chef at the koran restaurant ‚Yam Yam‘ in Mitte, it’s so good! ‚Chay Village‘ in Schöneberg is great too.

Lisa: I don’t have just one favorite restaurant. I like to eat at ‚Sahara‘ a sudanese place in ‚Schillerkiez‘ (Neukölln), Italian Food at ‚Papa Pane di Sorrento‘ in Mitte, Vietnamese at ‚Hamy‘, vegetarian burgers at ‚Burgeramt‘ in Friedrichshain and there’s just so much more…

Il Casolare
Grimmstraße 30, 10967 Berlin

Baba Angora
Goltzstraße 32, 10781 Berlin

Yam Yam
Alte Schönhauser Str. 6, 10119 Berlin

Chay Village
Eisenacher Str. 40, 10781 Berlin

Reuterstraße 56, 12047 Berlin

Papa Pane di Sorrento
Ackerstraße 23, 10115 Berlin

Hasenheide 10 10967, Berlin

Krossener Straße 21-22, 10245 Berlin

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