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 DÃ¼sseldorf, Germany, Magazyn sells a range of tableware, furniture, and objectsâ€”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.
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.
Above: The Tube Chandelier by London-based Greek lighting designer Michael Antassiades hangs above the island.
Above: A rolling pin, an oil and vinegar glassware set, and Iris Hantverk Washing-up Whisks.
Above: Haarmann showcases a collection of furnitureâ€”stools, storage shelves, and seatingâ€”on seasonal rotation. Photograph courtesy of Dieter Vander Velpen of The Epic Guide.
Above: Linen tote bags hang artfully from the ceiling by thin black leather ties.
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.
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.
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.