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12.02.18

APROPOS THE CONCEPT STORE CELEBRATES ITS RE-OPENING OF THE NEW STORE

With the opening of APROPOS The Concept Store in 2008, Klaus Ritzenhöfer and Daniel Riedo established an fascinating shopping address in the heart of Dusseldorf. In 2017 Klaus Ritzenhöfer and Daniel Riedo decided to renovate the store and created yet another unique and exclusive destination for modern luxury.

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Together with interior designer Vincenzo De Cotiis, the two owners have accomplished an overwhelming place of inspiring architecture. A shopping experience as sophisticated and cosmopolitan as can be: The 950sqm retail store presents an exceptional visionary fashion- and lifestyle concept.  Spacious and bright, decorated in shades of gold and grey, the store gives the customers a sentiment of entering a private luxury apartment.

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Italian designer Vincenzo De Cotiis is known for his unique approach to design and his passion for the story behind the creation of a product. His designs combine a raw authenticity with a minimal approach by following an organic process and the usage of salvaged materials. His work is described as perfect imperfection. Each year De Cotiis presents at least one new collection of pieces. The main theme in his works is the contrast of rare materials and the meticulous hand-crafted finish. His exceptional designs are inspired from historical artworks. Mainly using recycled fiberglass and wood as these materials are telling their own story, which he feels is important to preserve and renew. The work with APROPOS was his first cooperation with a German company.

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Photocredit: PR APROPOS The Concept Store