Berlin

Knöpfe von Paul Knopf

"Buttons are feeling transporters, they're the ferrymen from the inside to the outside of yourself," says the eponymous owner of Paul Knopf.

“Buttons are feeling transporters, they’re the ferrymen from the inside to the outside of yourself,” says the eponymous owner of Paul Knopf. Paul is button-mad: he has been collecting and selling them from a young age, and now owns the only store in town completely dedicated to them.

He’s an expert on button history, button design, button-making and even button philosophy. To Paul, “the small is in the big and the big is in the small” – he believes that even the tiniest of buttons can make all the difference, a conviction supported by the fact that his cozy Kreuzberg store carries an incredible range of them. Paul will even assist those wishing to design and manufacture their own perfect button.