Monika Assem has made a name for herself as a designer of purist bags under the Macharten label. She had her first experience with a gallery in Karlsruhe’s Durlach district in 2017. She has recently begun presenting high-quality crafts, design and art objects from the local region and throughout Germany at an excellent business address: Waldstrasse 62 in Karlsruhe. Her new concept store is named moswelt, which is an abbreviation of “Monika’s World” in German. The name is aptly chosen because this trained ceramist and architect display objects that inspire her – creatively, technically and conceptually. Her permanent selection includes jewelry by Patrick Malotki, wooden objects by Julia Andratschke, fashions by designer Riaz Dan, drawings and paper objects by Natascha Brändli and glass by samesame. Children’s tableware, children’s books and “wild bouquets” created by Manuela Park round out the program. Of course, the elegant bags from Macharten are also available at moswelt.
The permanent selection is supplemented several times a year by exhibitions featuring works by designers from various cities. The series began with “Nuremberg as a Guest in moswelt” and now continues with Stuttgart. Monika Assem has invited the ceramist Ute Kathrin Beck, whose vessels were last shown at the Pinakothek der Moderne as part of the Danner Prize. Julia Münzing presents imaginative jewelry, recently further enhanced with subtle allusions to nature. Textile creations from Stuttgart are strongly represented. Lenka Kühnertová’s printed scarves and shawls are inspired by literature. The Jung und drei-deutig labels each combine imaginatively youthful fashion with functionality and sustainability. Just the right thing in challenging times that urgently need new ideas and visions.