Congratulating my friend and colleague Markus Winter for an amazing achievement, a new show and an accompanied catalog “Berlin Deko – German Furniture 1910-1930,” which will open at the Brian Kish Gallery this Friday. Many years of research have resulted in this first comprehensive survey of German design by Berlin architects. For a long time, scholars have exclusively focused on the Bauhaus and on the birth or Modernism, when studying German design, neglecting this important chapter in the history of modern design. Pioneered by Berlin-based architects Leo Nachtlicht, Oskar Kaufmann, Bruno Paul, Fritz August Breuhaus de Groot, Eduard Pfeiffer and Lajos Kozma, this mode in furniture and objects resulted from principles formulated by the Expression Movement, and primarily featured in the German magazine of this time Innen Dekoration. Visiting the pioneering show this morning with a class, I found it refreshing, fascinating, and beautiful. Highly recommended.