The Ölmühle an der Havel is an oil factory that recently opened a new outlet in Berlin Kreuzberg. The family business specialises in the production of the finest cooking oils based on a tradition of natural quality. Its transparent oils in various shades are displayed effectively in the precise light of ERCO Optec spotlights.
“Special products demand a special presentation,” says Frank Besinger, who founded the Ölmühle three years ago with his wife Sabine Stempfhuber. The new production and sales areas of the factory are located on the mezzanine of a building in Bermannstraße that dates back to the German architectural period known as the Gründerzeit ('founding epoch'). With a bright and spacious feel throughout, the premises exude a sense of calm that adds to the warm and cosy ambience. The first thing to catch the eye on entering is the neatly arranged and elegantly labelled bottles, glasses and tins that fill the wooden shelves along the walls. A delicate scent of flowers and herbs permeates the air. Next to an array of cooking oils, the store offers a selection of fine teas and spices.