September 04, 2011

Modulor, Art Material Meccaā€¸

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Meandering and getting lost (again) in Berlin, something led me to walk into this substantial concrete building at Moritzplatz.  Did not leave for 3 hours! Modulor is art supply nirvana—one could land a plane in the aisles, and perform surgery on the floors.

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Orderly and beautifully displayed, Modulor has everything—from damask foil papers to dayglo orange plastic mesh, clamps of every size, laser cutting and printing services, exquisite notebooks, cardboard in every color, architectural model supplies, fuzzy board, mosaic tile, styrofoam orbs, furniture, postcards and art books. 

Modulor Katalog 2009/2010 (Einleitung, Kapitel A-G)
In an industrial-sized building that resembles the Whitney, Modulor has at least three floors, but may be infinite.  (Even their catalogue has the girth of the Manhattan white pages.)  People who work there are helpful and know the merchandise.  There’s even a cafe.  My only wish?  That they would accept Amex, and have a secret branch in NYC.

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