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The Berlin apartment: living with the ghosts of the past

3 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Architect Gisbert Pöppler's home is a shrine to the city's past - and a collection he's built up over the 30 years since the Wall came down Whenever Gisbert Pöppler has people over for dinner, the ghosts of Berlin's past are guests of honour. Grouped around the dining table in his apartment in Berlin's central Mitte district are three velvet armchairs the interior architect salvaged from what he calls the “Honecker lounge” at East Germany's State Council Building, moulded over time by the well-nourished bottoms of Soviet apparatchiks. The table itself was formerly a conference table at...
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