Konfekt Korner

Auction houses, Hungarian spas and being a flâneuse

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31 March 2022

Episode 14

56 minutes


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As we step out into the April sunshine, we plunge into the thermal waters of a Hungarian spa, explore the history of the tulip and meet Venezuelan artist Sol Calero. Plus: we muse about collecting with Diandra Donecker, the woman behind Grisebach auction house in Berlin, and discover the joys of flânerie.

31 March 2022

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Chapter 1

13 minutes


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Chapter 1

Berlin: Grisebach auction house

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We meet the powerful woman at the helm of Grisebach, partner and director Diandra Donecker, to hear what it’s like to shape the direction of one of the world’s top-selling auction houses and talk about collecting.

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Chapter 2

6 minutes


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Vienna: the history of the tulip

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Today the tulip is firmly associated with the Netherlands but its way to the Western world was long and winding. Konfekt’s Alexei Korolyov went along to Vienna’s Botanical Gardens to investigate.

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Chapter 3

6 minutes


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Budapest: spa capital of the world

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From Ottoman-style Turkish baths to Roman and even neo-baroque, Budapest is home to some of Europe’s oldest thermal baths. Konfekt’s Daphne Karnezis takes us for a dip in the steamy waters.

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Chapter 4

9 minutes


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Madrid: Sol Calero

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Konfekt editor Sophie Grove catches up with deputy editor Chiara Rimella as she returns from Arco art fair in Madrid, where she met Venezuelan-born Berlin-based artist Sol Calero.

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Chapter 5

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Chapter 5

London: get lost in the city

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Writer Ana Kinsella reflects on the pleasure of flânerie – strolling around the city without a purpose – and how it goes hand in hand with a deep sense of belonging.

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