Seven years after unu’s founding, co-founder Elias Atahi leaves the company to pursue new projectsAs chief experience officer, he was responsible for the creative strategy and leadership of the creative teamHis last extensive project was the design of the new unu Scooter, which will be launched in spring 2020
During Berlin Art Week we equipped galerist duo Achenbach Hagemeier with an unu Scooter Classic to help them navigate Berlin’s eclectic art scene. What started as a project space in Wuppertal almost four years ago, has since evolved into two gallery spaces in Düsseldorf and Berlin. The gallery was founded by Anna Achenbach (née Hagemeier) together with her partner David Achenbach in Düsseldorf in 2017 and offers a platform for young and emerging artists. With this in mind, they opened their second gallery site in Berlin in February 2019 – where they attract both young artists living and working in the German capital as well as the emerging scene of new, young collectors coming from the tech- and startup background.
We accompanied Anna and David through a typical day during Berlin Art Week, where the gallery had a booth exhibiting the works of one of their artists and discovered how they’re trying to overcome the well-established and antiquated stigma of exclusivity of the art world in general and private galleries particular.