The Ultimate High/Low Housewares Shop, Belgian Edition by

Issue 36 · Minimalist Glamour · September 11, 2014

The Ultimate High/Low Housewares Shop, Belgian Edition

Issue 36 · Minimalist Glamour · September 11, 2014

Back in 2010, we first heard word of Belgian interiors shop Magazyn; it continues to earn a spot on our hit list, especially now that the shop sells its collection online and delivers worldwide.

Owned by Thomas Haarmann, a former art director from Düsseldorf, Germany, Magazyn sells a range of tableware, furniture, and objects—everything from Astier de Villatte ceramics and Lobmeyr glassware to basic cotton laundry bags. Back in 2012, Haarmann moved the store from a location within Antwerp's central mall to a spot near Nationalestraat, a street featuring the likes of Dries Van Noten and Ann Demeulemeester. The store is more spacious with a palette of concrete and white walls cast in low lighting from Michael Anastassiades.

Photography courtesy of Stephanie Duval of 70percentpure, except where noted.

Magazyn Shop in Antwerp, Belgium, Photograph by Dieter Vander Velpen | Remodelista

Above: Behind a large composite island is a thin shelf displaying a variety of ceramic serving pieces from French company Astier de Villatte. Photograph courtesy of Dieter Vander Velpen of The Epic Guide.

Magazyn Shop in Antwerp, Belgium, 70 Percent Pure | Remodelista

Above: The Tube Chandelier by London-based Greek lighting designer Michael Antassiades hangs above the island.

Magazyn Shop in Antwerp, Belgium, Photograph by Dieter Vander Velpen | Remodelista

Above: Ultra-thin crystal decanters and vases from LobmeyrPhotograph courtesy of Dieter Vander Velpen of The Epic Guide.

Magazyn Shop in Antwerp, Belgium, 70 Percent Pure | Remodelista

Above: A trio of Antassiades's large and small Ball Lights hang over a mock kitchen sink. Further down the countertop are various sizes of Oak Cutting Boards leaning against the wall.

Magazyn Shop in Antwerp, Belgium, 70 Percent Pure | Remodelista

Above: A rolling pin, an oil and vinegar glassware set, and Iris Hantverk Washing-up Whisks.

Magazyn Shop in Antwerp, Belgium, Photograph by Dieter Vander Velpen | Remodelista

Above: Haarmann showcases a collection of furniture—stools, storage shelves, and seating—on seasonal rotation. Photograph courtesy of Dieter Vander Velpen of The Epic Guide.

Magazyn Shop in Antwerp, Belgium, 70 Percent Pure | Remodelista

Above: Linen tote bags hang artfully from the ceiling by thin black leather ties.

Magazyn Shop in Antwerp, Belgium, Photograph by Dieter Vander Velpen | Remodelista

Above: A vintage dining table and a set of rattan and steel chairs for sale in store. Photograph courtesy of Dieter Vander Velpen of The Epic Guide.

Magazyn Shop in Antwerp, Belgium, 70 Percent Pure | Remodelista

Above: A custom sofa in deep gray suede sits at the entrance to the store. In the background are a stack of Sisman SuperSputnik stools.

Magazyn Shop in Antwerp, Belgium, 70 Percent Pure | Remodelista

Above: Visit Magazyn at 34A Steenhouwersvest, in Antwerp.

Traveling to Belgium? Have a look at our favorite places to eat, sleep, and shop in our Antwerp City Guide.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on April 22, 2010, as part of our Postcards from Belgium issue.



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