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Stars shine at Oberpollinger launch

Oberpollinger, one of the best known department stores in Germany, yesterday (September 12) celebrated the grand opening of its new ground floor, which was redesigned according to the plans of the English architect John Pawson.

Spread over approximately 34,000 sq m, the department store is home to a wide range of fashion, beauty and home and living products. The concept store ‘The Storey’ on the lower level attracts fashion-conscious locals and has a great selection on offer.

Passing the windows designed by the Munich-based artist Sarah Illenberger, more than 1,200 invited guests came to the new 4,500-sq-m department for beauty, accessories and jewelry at the highest level.

In addition to ambassadors of international brands, many well-known friends of the Oberpollinger celebrated this evening. The guest line-up included Victoria Swarovski, Christiane Arp, André Hamann, August Wittgenstein, Julia Malik, Katja Eichinger, John Pawson, Alessandra Meyer-Wölden, Nina Schwichtenberg, Sara Nuru, Nadine Warmuth and many others.
 
German football star Jérôme Boateng was also among the invited guests, whose eyewear designs are now available exclusively in the Concept Store of the Oberpollinger "The Storey".-TradeArabia News Service

Optical illusions

The Museum of Illusions is heading to Dubai with its biggest edition yet poised for a September opening at the emirate’s Al Seef development located near the iconic Dubai Creek.

Museum of Illusions Dubai will boast the largest collection of optical illusions in the Museum of Illusions’ worldwide portfolio. Housing 80 exhibits of all shapes and sizes, the Dubai museum will tantalise visitors in a unique visual and sensory experience.

The Dubai venue, opening on September 12, will feature the Vortex Tunnel, a rotating cylinder that tricks the brain into thinking the ground under their feet is shifting, the upside down room and the Ames Room, where guests shrink or grow depending on their position in the exhibit.