KÖ-BOGEN INSIGHT

Düs­sel­dorf gets a new life­style magazine

THE DFD MAGAZINE IS PUB­LISHED FOR THE FIRST TIME

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 8. JULI 2021

An excit­ing new devel­op­ment for the stra­tegic com­mu­nic­a­tion of the import­ant fash­ion des­tin­a­tion is the 36-page “DFD Magazine”, which will be pub­lished for the first time on 8 July 2021 and, just in time for Düsseldorf’s new shop­ping sea­son, will show numer­ous facets, favour­ite addresses, per­son­al­it­ies and must-sees of the fash­ion cap­it­al, of course includ­ing the Kö-Bogen — from gast­ro­nomy, to the hip café, to the pretty boutique, to the innov­at­ive concept store. Ser­vice-ori­ented, it offers a guideline and inspir­a­tion for a stay in Düs­sel­dorf. The magazine has a print run of almost 50,000 cop­ies and is dis­trib­uted nation­ally and loc­ally, e.g. on 23 and 24 July from 12 to 6 p.m. in front of the Kö-Bogen!

Back­ground: Under the umbrella brand DFD, the order busi­ness in Düs­sel­dorf will launch a com­pre­hens­ive loc­a­tion ini­ti­at­ive on 21 July 2021 and demon­strate strong syn­er­gies at the fash­ion hot­spot. This year, the Düs­sel­dorf Fash­ion Days of trade fairs and show­rooms will be accom­pan­ied by numer­ous activ­it­ies in the city centre: cur­rently 150 brands, retail­ers, hotels and gal­ler­ies have registered to cel­eb­rate fash­ion and art togeth­er. In addi­tion to net­work­ing events, art­fully staged shop win­dows and the first edi­tion of its own DFD magazine, Düs­sel­dorf will show itself as the city that art­fully cel­eb­rates the tri­ad of fash­ion, art and shop­ping in the sum­mer sea­son. In addi­tion to estab­lished net­work­ing formats such as the DFD Lounge at Karl-Arnold-Platz or the renowned Fash­ion Busi­ness Award, the trade pub­lic will also be offered show­room shuttle rides. The e‑brand Pole­star is the new DFD shuttle part­ner and stands for the cli­mate friend­li­ness of the state capital.

Digit­al view of the magazine HERE!

Kö-Bogen is pleased about new tenant

Tra­di­tion­al brand Miele moves to Kö-Bogen

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 7. JULI 2021

The world’s lead­ing man­u­fac­turer of premi­um domest­ic, com­mer­cial and med­ic­al appli­ances oper­ates brand stores in around 100 major cit­ies — from Van­couver to Sydney. Fol­low­ing the Miele Exper­i­ence Centres (MEC) at the company’s headquar­ters in Gütersloh and in Ber­lin (Unter den Linden/corner of Friedrich­straße), the Düs­sel­dorf store at Kö-Bogen is the company’s third own address in Ger­many.  “This takes our brand pres­ence to a new level in one of the country’s regions with the highest pur­chas­ing power,” says Frank Jüttner, Seni­or Vice Pres­id­ent DACH of the Miele Group and also head of Miele Sales Germany.

Miele is mov­ing into the former two-storey shop with a total of 441 square metres of sales and stor­age space. Miele itself will move into the ground floor, while the new Miele sub­si­di­ary Otto Wilde Grillers will build an exclus­ive show­room on the ground floor. The move-in date is the end of 2021.

In Düs­sel­dorf, too, Miele will com­bine its eleg­ant brand world with first-class per­son­al advice and inter­act­ive digit­al present­a­tion. Cus­tom­ers will exper­i­ence the appli­ances live in action and can act­ively stand at the cook­er them­selves or indulge in freshly pre­pared samples.

“Espe­cially in the top loc­a­tions of the met­ro­pol­ises, large spe­cial­ist stores and online retail­ers often dom­in­ate the busi­ness, while clas­sic spe­cial­ist shops are rather rare,” says Frank Jüttner. In Düs­sel­dorf, the new MEC will soon close this gap.

Inga Klaassen at the kick-off press con­fer­ence on the roof of Kö-Bogen 

Düs­sel­dorf cel­eb­rates fash­ion

Shop­ping Day on 24 July 2021 in Düsseldorf

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 2. JULI 2021

Düs­sel­dorf cel­eb­rates fash­ion and the fash­ion busi­ness.
With the Düs­sel­dorf fash­ion Days, DFD for short, there will be a shop­ping day with many pro­mo­tions and exten­ded open­ing hours in the city on 24 July. These include the DFD Lounge, vari­ous even­ing events, art and cul­tur­al activ­it­ies and retail­er pro­mo­tions such as pop-up stores, win­dow dis­plays and open-air pos­ing plat­forms.
König­sallee has always been a focal point for shop­ping enthu­si­asts and also enjoys enorm­ous pop­ular­ity as a photo motif. Placed at prom­in­ent loc­a­tions on the Kö, one-metre plat­forms — the so-called pos­ing plat­forms — make it pos­sible to cap­ture the shop­ping exper­i­ence in a spe­cial way. In addi­tion, pop-up shop win­dows will set the scene for Schad­ow­platz and the sur­round­ing König­sallee from 22 to 25 July. The show­cases can be freely designed by the retail­ers and whisk pass­ers-by away into art­fully designed fash­ion worlds. The AMD Hoch­schule für Mode und Design, Unique, Change Linger­ie and Rolf Buck will be there with all kinds of curi­os­it­ies from his cult second-hand shop Vas­el­ine.
The most import­ant day for shop­ping and cul­ture enthu­si­asts as well as retail­ers is Sat­urday, 24 July with the so-called “Shop­ping Day” — exten­ded open­ing hours until 10 pm. 120 regis­tra­tions from retail, gast­ro­nomy as well as gal­ler­ies and hotels with inspir­ing activ­a­tions ensure an order week with fest­iv­al char­ac­ter, from which not only the nation­al busi­ness pub­lic but also tour­ists and the people of Düs­sel­dorf will bene­fit. The crown­ing glory of the “Shop­ping Day” will be an art­fully staged water pro­jec­tion that vis­it­ors can mar­vel at along König­sallee and the Kö-Bogen as dusk falls. All activ­it­ies have been coordin­ated with the Düs­sel­dorf reg­u­lat­ory author­it­ies and will be adap­ted to the Corona Pro­tec­tion Ordin­ance depend­ing on the infec­tion situation.

KÖ-BOGEN REVEALS ORI­GIN­AL RECIPES TO YOU

CHRIS­TI­AN ENRICHES US WITH AN INGENI­OUS RECIPE

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 15. JUNI 2021

Sans­ibar by Bre­uninger, Küchenchef Chris­ti­an Schmidt 

Roas­ted sea bass on braised fen­nel and potato-olive puree

Sea bass:

4 fresh sea bass fillets

salt, lem­on pepper 

wheat flour for dusting 

olive oil                          

1 sprig each of thyme and rosemary 

1 table­spoon butter

Dust the sea bass fil­lets lightly with flour on the skin side and sea­son all over with salt. Heat a non-stick pan, add olive oil and sear the sea bass on the skin side until the skin is nice and crispy. Now turn the fish fil­lets over to the flesh side. Add the but­ter, thyme sprig and rose­mary sprig and sea­son with lem­on pep­per. Fry over a low heat until cooked to the desired doneness.

Braised fen­nel:

3 piece of fen­nel (not too small) 

2 piece of diced shallots 

2 piece of gar­lic finely sliced 

4 table­spoon olive oil 

1 sprig each of rose­mary and thyme

60 ml white wine 

6oo ml strained tomato puree

salt, lem­on pep­per and paprika powder

Wash and quarter the fen­nel. Sauté the fen­nel in a pan with the shal­lot cubes and gar­lic slices in olive oil. Allow the fen­nel to col­our a little. Sea­son with salt, lem­on pep­per and paprika powder. Deglaze with white wine and add the tomato purée. Cov­er with a lid and sim­mer on a low flame for approx. 20 — 30 minutes until soft.

Olives — mashed pota­toes:

650 g peeled, floury potatoes

200 ml cream 

5o ml milk 

60 g butter

150 g green olives (man­zanilla) pit­ted and chopped 

2 EL good extra vir­gin olive oil 

20 g parmes­an cheese 

salt, pep­per, nutmeg

Boil the peeled pota­toes in plenty of salted water. Bring the cream, milk and but­ter to the boil in a pot and sea­son with salt, pep­per and nut­meg. Drain the fully cooked pota­toes, steam them briefly and press them through the potato ricer into the hot cream. Stir with a whisk. Gradu­ally add the chopped olives, Parmes­an cheese and olive oil. Sea­son to taste if necessary.

Arran­ging

First place the mashed potato in the centre of the plate and form a ring with a table­spoon. Place the fen­nel in the middle of the potato ring. Pour the tomato sauce over the fen­nel and arrange the sea bass fil­let on top. A sprig of rose­mary with olives picked on top is suit­able as a garnish.

            

KÖ-BOGEN REVEALS ORI­GIN­AL RECIPES TO YOU

THE PER­FECT ESPRESSO MARTINI

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 15. JUNI 2021

Even if the name might sug­gest it, this clas­sic does­n’t come from Italy at all, but from Lon­don. It was there that Dick Brad­sell mixed it for the first time in 1983. Accord­ing to the story, a beau­ti­ful young lady ordered a cock­tail with cof­fee and Dick mixed vodka and cof­fee liqueur with a fresh shot of espresso straight from the porta­fil­ter next to his sta­tion. The suc­cess was enorm­ous and the cock­tail became an instant classic.

Per­fect for after work: the Espresso Mar­tini is one of the after-din­ner drinks. Alessio reveals the ideal way to pre­pare it.

Poc­cino, Alessio Sorce 

Espresso Mar­tini

40 ml vodka

20 ml cof­fee liqueur (Gal­li­ano Ris­tretto is the best)

25 ml fresh espresso (we recom­mend Club di Poc­cino Espresso, of course)

Pre­par­a­tion

Put all the ingredi­ents in a shaker with ice cubes and shake well. Then strain into a chilled mar­tini glass. Finally, gar­nish the foam with 3 espresso beans and enjoy!

KÖ-BOGEN REVEALS ORI­GIN­AL RECIPES TO YOU

WAN­DER­LUST AS A DRINK

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 15. Juni 2021

Finn con­jures up a Peach Mai Tai that imme­di­ately makes you think of exot­ic climes. Won­der­ful loc­a­tion, great drink! Life can be very simple — if the mix­ture is right. Thank you, dear Finn, for put­ting us in the mood for travel with this sum­mer drink. 

Eduard’s Bar, Finn Wouters

Peach Mai Tai

3 cl Havanna Club Rum 7 y

3 cl Havanna Club Rum 3 y

3 cl lime juice

1,5 cl peach liqueur

1 cl almond syrup

KÖ-BOGEN REVEALS ORI­GIN­AL RECIPES TO YOU

ERIC LOVES STRAWBERRY

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 15. JUNI 2021

Very fresh and fruity non-alco­hol­ic drink, tastes enorm­ously deli­cious and is there­fore one of Eric’s favour­ites — ideal for the sum­mer. Thank you dear Eric for shar­ing the recipe with us!

Con­fiser­ie by Bre­uninger, Eric Aust

Straw­berry Orange Lemonade

Recipe:

500 ml orange juice

0,25 l ginger Ale

6 cl straw­berry syrup

fresh straw­ber­ries

fresh oranges

fresh mint

SUS­TAIN­AB­IL­ITY AT KÖ-BOGEN

DieGuteTüte PICK-UP STA­TION

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 20. MAI 2021

Kö-Bogen provides a sus­tain­able food offer in the city centre: Kö-Bogen has from now-on its own pick-up sta­tion of the loc­al star­tup DieGute Tüte. You can buy there hours fresh fruit and veget­ables from the region, just like at the weekly mar­ket, con­tact­less and inde­pend­ent of open­ing hours. Cus­tom­ers can select and pay the food they want the day before online via the web­site of the star­tup. On week­days, the start-up founders bring the ordered fruit and veget­ables by bike or elec­tric car to the pick-up sta­tion in the morn­ing. Between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., cus­tom­ers can open the lock­ers via QR code and pick up their “GuteTüte”.

The com­pany DieGuteTüte was foun­ded by Ant­o­nio Hov­er and Fawad Jac­obi, who met while study­ing chem­istry togeth­er. The pick-up sta­tion at the Kö-Bogen is the first in Düs­sel­dorf city centre, fur­ther six sta­tions are loc­ated in Ven­nhausen, Flingern or Oberkassel.

To reduce pack­aging waste, the shop­ping is packed in sus­tain­able car­ri­er bags made of jute. The fruit and veget­ables are cur­rently sourced from 25 dif­fer­ent farms in the region. Onions, car­rots and pota­toes, for example, come from Nieder­krücht­en, mush­rooms from Lan­gen­feld. The greatest demand is cur­rently for pears, pota­toes and car­rots. In the future, the two founders want to expand their range and offer bread and dry products such as nuts, flour and pasta as well as products from Düs­sel­dorf-based manufactories.

Kö-Bogen FAces

THREE QUES­TIONS TODr. Andreas Maurer, Man­aging Dir­ect­or & Seni­or Part­ner, Boston Con­sult­ing Group (BCG)

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 17.APRIL 2021

BCG und Kö-Bogen are a good match — why?

The The Kö-Bogen is a sym­bol of pos­it­ive change and new begin­nings in the city, just as it is a sym­bol of mod­ern and innov­at­ive con­struc­tion. As a man­age­ment con­sultancy, BCG is also an ini­ti­at­or of change and innov­a­tion, which is why we decided to move into this new land­mark building..

What do you per­son­ally like best about the Kö-Bogen?

The impress­ive archi­tec­ture coupled with the extremely attract­ive loc­a­tion in the middle of the city nev­er fails to inspire us. My per­son­al high­light is the roof ter­race with a fant­ast­ic view of the city where we hope­fully can hold events in the future again.

How do you enjoy your lunch break?

By hav­ing lunch on the ter­race of Poc­cino, fol­lowed by a short walk through Hofgarten or win­dow shop­ping on the way back to the office.

Long­ing to travel

Let’s just get away, right?

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 8.APRIL 2021

You need two things: reas­on­able suit­cases and an unreas­on­able car. No soon­er said than done. The new life­style liason of the sea­son is TUMI (bril­liant lug­gage brand) and McLar­en (one of the coolest car brands in the world). When those two team up, it can only be good.

McLaren’s design­ers, engin­eers and racers travel thou­sands of miles around the world with the goal of achiev­ing per­fec­tion in every way. A racer must be able to rely on his car to get him to his des­tin­a­tion. Just as reli­able must be the lug­gage as well as the travel utensils to bring the team to the des­tin­a­tion. This idea not only forms the corner­stone of the col­lec­tion, but also serves as inspir­a­tion for all oth­er products.

Embody­ing TUMI’s and McLaren’s shared eth­os of per­form­ance lux­ury, the cap­sule col­lec­tion includes nine pieces. Each incor­por­ates ele­ments of McLaren’s sleek and bold super­cars and race cars. All are set off by McLaren’s sig­na­ture Papaya col­or scheme, as well as fea­tur­ing CX6® car­bon fiber. The travel col­lec­tion does not only look good, but also sounds good: Velo­city Back­pack, the Torque Sling and the Lumin Util­ity Pouch are com­ple­ment­ary, con­tem­por­ary styles for light­weight lug­gage and hands-free days.

The Orbit Small Pack­ing Cube, Trace Expand­able Organ­izer and com­part­ment­al­ized Ter­on Travel Kit are ultra-port­able accessor­ies that keep pos­ses­sions pro­tec­ted, organ­ized and always available.

You can see the must haves at the TUMI store at Kö-Bogen.