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BANRAP & TOBIAS BOSCH FOTOMANAGEMENT invite to a 'PHOTO SOIREE' at MAISON MARSIL in parallel to Photokina – proceeds go to Pro Namibian Children e.V.

BANRAP + TOBIAS BOSCH FOTOMGMT, two renowned Cologne-based photo agents who realize domestic and international photo campaigns with their artists, presented for PHOTOKINA in Cologne the latest works from the portfolio of 12 internationally active photo artists. A special edition of the works on display was available for purchase that evening. The signed high-end prints sold like hot cakes for the price of a donation. Several clients and friends of the agencies took them up on the invitation. GoSee presents you several impressions from a lovely evening.

The Photo Soirée was supported by MEGALAB, the GoSee PR BUREAU and HOTEL MARSIL. Proceeds from the event go to Pro Namibian Children e.V., the Cologne-based association for the promotion of children and young people in the particularly poverty stricken south of Namibia. The association is led by chairman Frank Pochert, a friend of Maison Marsil who was a guest this evening. He is often on site in Namibia where he organized a gala at the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in April 2019 to raise further donations.

Pro Namibian Children e.V. is committed mainly to the Omomas Care Center, a home to more than 90 children who visit the connected state St. Patrick's Primary School. "We promote the independence of children and prepare them for life's daily demands and challenges. In addition to a school education, we support these children in improving their personal, social and technical skills so that they can make the most of life's opportunities." says the association. "To finance the running costs, we depend on every donation and are very grateful for any financial support. In 2018, we hope to expand the pilot project "Garden". Donations in the form of clothing or, at the moment, of English-language books for the library are very welcome."

MAISON MARSIL was opened in 1999 by Cyrus C Halabian & Frank Schmitz in the monument-protected ensemble. Pro Namibian Children e.V. and we would like to sincerely thank all participating photographers who provided their work for the event and numerously attended the evening.

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04.10.2018 // show complete article

Save the date! BANRAP & TOBIAS BOSCH invite to a Photo Soirée on 27 September in parallel to Photokina and Photoszene Residency 'Artist meets Archive!' at Cologne's MAISON MARSIL

Cologne is once again the city for photography in Germany. At the end of September, Cologne is celebrating together with PHOTOKINA, the world's leading trade fair for photography. Cologne is also known for its high-carat photography treasures, and photography history is cultivated in the city's museums and collections. This is also payed homage by the event Photoszene Residency "Artist meets Archive". In 2018, six artists – such as Erik Kessels, Ola Kolehmainen or Fiona Tan – are invited to the city's collections and archives during Photoszene Festival 2018. And our hotel MAISON MARSIL is pleased to be part of it all as a partner of PHOTOSZENE.

The two representations for photographers and directors of founders and owners Sven Gless and Tobias Bosch also stand for photo power in Cologne and the Rhineland. BANRAP and TOBIAS BOSCH Foto Management invite you to a relaxed show by their artists in Hotel Marsil on Thursday, 27 September. On display are the latest works from the portfolios of 12 different internationally active visual artists. A special edition of the works shown can be purchased that very evening. The Photo Soirée is supported by MEGALAB. In a relaxed atmosphere guests can meet the photographers from both agencies as well as Art & Creative directors, photography aficionados, GoSee members, GoSee readers and friends of the house and the agencies. The event is open to everyone and we look forward to your visit from 7pm at MAISON MARSIL.

Proceeds of the evening will go to Pro Namibia e. V., an association founded by friends which promotes children and young people in the poverty stricken south of Namibia. The association is committed to the Omomas Care Center, a hostel where more than 90 children live at the same time who can visit the connected St. Patrick's Primary School.

On Friday, 28 September, guests can also take a look at the exhibition at Marsil during the day and in the evening where they can meet the agency's photographers and the two agents Sven and Tobias. We look forward to your visit!

BANRAP & TOBIAS BOSCH exhibition . 27 & 28 Sep., 2018 . Hotel Marsil, Marsilstein 25-27 . 50676 Cologne.
12.09.2018 // show complete article

MAISON MARSIL : Dr. Martens opens a new store in Cologne with a live gig by indie-rock band Neufundland and artwork by the tape art collective 'Tape That'

Dr. Martens is finally represented again in Germany with its own brand store! Taking place on 28 June was an event including an exclusive press preview for the opening of the new DR. MARTENS store in Cologne. Artist collective Tape That was there to accompany the event with an artistic performance and gave the shop display a very special Dr. Martens design. The Cologne indie-rock band Newfoundland crowned the evening with an exciting live gig. We have the photos for you on GoSee.

With the choice of Ehrenstraße as the location, iconic British brand Dr. Martens is perfectly nestled in the attractive and target group-savvy brand environment of the shopping area. Located between the Belgisches Viertel district and Cologne's Dom cathedral, the new shop is within walking distance of our Maison Marsil Boutique Hotel – ideally located in the heart of the city center. Already in the planning phase, we had the honor of welcoming the Dr. Martens team as guests of our house.

Brick and concrete surfaces, industrial lamps combined with steel furniture unquestionably convey the charm of the shoe for the worker, for which Dr. Martens has stood since 1960. The interior design by Studio OL3 creates a timeless and strongly expressive appearance. Meanwhile a tradition, the opening of a new Dr. Martens Store is accompanied by a painting from a local artist. This time, tape art collective Tape That created a piece of art which now adorns the cash register area.

On 1 April, 1960, the first pair of Dr. Martens was produced in series – which marked the birth of the classic model 1460. To this day, the yellow seam as well as the heel loop and the durable profile sole of the shoe are the unmistakable hallmarks of the worker's footwear. Because of its comfort paired with durability, the boot was the first choice of police- and postmen compared to its competition when it came out. Throughout its history, the brand has been discovered by musicians and subcultures.

Adopted and reinterpreted by them, the brand soon became the expression of individual style. The factory that started it all, located in the small village of Wollaston, Northhamptonshire, still exists – where a number of selected products are made to this day by a small, close-knit team from the shoemaking trade according to traditional production methods.

Further information about the event and the brand is available via blackbird Berlin, and on Maison Marsil at
04.07.2018 // show complete article