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It’s the second time I meet CARLL CNEUT, for LECHAPERON. The first time we met over a good glass of La Boutine in Apéro d’Oc, but today Carll invited me to Moor&Moor over a cup of coffee (or two), in Ghent. The city where Carll lives and works when he’s not traveling abroad for his work as an illustrator. A very honored and rewarded illustrator who is known for his nostalgic images, the tiny details and his unique time-consuming ‘layer’-painting technique. It is still early morning and a warm summer breeze is already present. It’s was going to be a good day.

Knight Carll

No one knows, but years ago, there was a little knight, named Carll, who lived in Geluwe, an outlying village in West-Flanders, Belgium. He had two sisters who weren’t interested in the adventures of knight Carll that much, so he made up his own fantasy world. Growing up, knight Carll slowly disappeared, however the fantasy world he lived in is still subsisting nowadays in Carll Cneut’s head. Today Carll shares his imaginary world with us through his many beautiful book illustrations. Even though his work is generally defined as nostalgic & melancholic, Carll isn’t engrossed with the past in daily life. On the contrary, he is a happy person who embraces life at 200%.

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Maybe I put all of the sadness that I have in me in my drawings?

Willy the elephant

Throughout his childhood, it was clear that Carll wanted to use his creativity. He had decided to become a baker ‘to make the most beautiful pies ever’. I’m sure that his pies would have been the most beautiful ones in the world, but oh boy, are we glad it turned out differently! Cook, lawyer, architect, circus artist, … were also on his list of potential jobs. Eventually he started his career as a graphic designer and enrolled into the job of an illustrator rather by accident. A colleague fell ill, and Carll was asked to take over the illustration tasks. Since then he combined graphic design with some illustration assignments. At first, illustrating was just a job to him. For years Carll has been struggling with how he wanted to fulfill the definition of the illustrator he wanted to be. At age of 30, ‘being an illustrator’ became real when ‘Willy’ was created. ‘Willy’ is a story about an elephant celebrating elements that make each person unique. This was Carll’s turning point. “My first three books were illustrations in poetry books. Willy was the first book with a storyflow. This was the first time I really understood the work. As from that moment I also understood the illustrator I wanted to be. It is hard to explain, but everything fell together. I liked what I was doing and I felt I could really mean something as an illustrator.” In 2000, the book Willy was awarded for ‘best illustration’ by Boekenpauw and many national and international awards followed over the next 15 years.

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- Image book cover Willy, 1999 (De Eenhoorn) -

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Try. Do. Do again. And again. Keep doing. Success.

Not many illustrators paint their work, but Carll is one of them. His early admiration for the American artist / illustrator Brad Holland was his motive to use paint for his drawings. Yes, Carll was talented. No, he wasn’t extremely good at painting nor did he have a lot of experience. But his ambitious nature and drive to succeed were determinative. It sounds very simple, but it wasn’t. Carll taught himself, with success, how to paint and it took years to master certain techniques.

Even today he’s still learning. With each new assignment Carll tries to improve his previous work. “That’s who I am”, he explains. “In everything I do, I try to improve and to challenge myself to do better. It overtakes me. And it never stops. I always want to achieve something, I set myself goals. Even when riding my bike in the city! (he laughs) I can’t explain why I’m being silly in that way, but that’s how it is. My biggest fear is the feeling of marking time. I think that deep inside, I am lazy. That’s why I disciplined myself to get up every morning and work until evening. If I don’t do it this way, I easily slip into doing nothing. And doing nothing feels uncomfortable to me.”


- Reprint painting image ‘Blue bird’ by Carll Cneut for LECHAPERON –
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Perfectly imperfect.

Carll uses different layers when painting, most of the time with Acryl, to make his new high-textured world come alive. With every new assignment, Carll tries to capture the story in 15 or 16 essential images and defines an atmosphere. Then he begins to sketch, cut and paste the texts and pictures until the book is ‘finished’. That’s where the painting begins. At that moment he already exactly imagined how the picture will look like in the end. Every color, every detail, every space is pre-defined. The combination of subtle and saturated colors and his strong compositions make his drawings original and unique. He also literally invites and challenges the readers to create their own world by drawing incomplete pictures. This whole process is very time-consuming. One book image can sometimes easily take one week to more than a month! If he could, Carll would change his working method, but he simply can’t. He tried it once, but he had to start all over again because he wasn’t satisfied with the result.

Be happy with what you have while working for what you want

It suddenly strikes me that many things in Carll’s life are the result of going along with his gut feeling: when starting a new collaboration for a book or a project, when selecting a story, when meeting people or discovering a new location. If it FEELS right, he’s very loyal to people, things and places. “I don’t need much to be happy. I don’t need to travel far. I like being where I am. Having my friends and family around, and being able to do what I like is perfect”.

If something is good, why should I look any further?

In my head exhibition

In my head

From December 2014 till May 2015 an inspiring exhibition from Carll took place in Ghent. People could wander around in his head. Literally. The exhibition offered people an insight in his fantasy world, his rich oeuvre as an illustrator, but also his daily life from childhood up to today. He also insisted on moving his atelier for almost 6 months to the exhibition in the St. Peter’s Abbey (it was a copy of his own atelier to give insight in how he works). It was overwhelming: 50.000 people visited the exposition and dropped by in his atelier to have a chat, to get their books signed or to see how Carll works. We (husband, son and I) were also there. I have never ever seen so many smiling faces together during an exposition. Not one single negative comment was given. Carll recognizes that the success of this event was only made possible with the help and the support of many other people. “I can only explain how it was, but I can’t put into words how I experienced this. It was an intense period and I’m very glad that I had the opportunity to do this”, he says.

During the exposition, I noticed that many people called me Carll Cneut instead of Carll. It’s just Carll, you know. People from outside make the distinction between Carll the illustrator and Carll the person, but there is only one.

To Carll it was also striking to see how things grew organically. One day in his atelier a man took some paper, drew a bird and attached the drawing to the wall. Many others followed. His atelier became his own ‘golden cage’ surrounded by the many birds, drawn by people who admire his work.

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Golden Cage image (2014, De Eenhoorn)

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Carll Cneut in his own ‘Golden cage’ during the ‘In my head’ exhibition (picture Flanders Today, Sept. 2015)

Regrets

There is one moment in his whole career where the younger Carll Cneut – flattered by the attention from outside – compromised on one of his works by giving in to other’s instructions. He still regrets this. It became his biggest lesson in work life, but also in life in general. He knows that he performs best when he feels that people trust him 100% and when he is allowed to be whom he is. Since then he always strives to stay true to himself.

Biggest achievement in life

When asking Carll about his biggest achievement in life until now, he answers the exposition IN MY HEAD in Ghent. Later on, when the recorder has stopped and we’re chitchatting in the sun, Carll comes back to this question and says “Maybe my biggest achievement in life is just ‘staying true to myself’ because I think I succeeded well in that part”.

Bye

Carll Cneut. There he goes. Always with a vivid pace. A great artist and a great person in one, who stands out because of his humility and humanity. “You sound very happy”, the husband says after spending my day in the presence of Carll Cneut. I smile. Apparently, that’s what Carll does to people…

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I don’t need much to be happy ... having friends and family around and being able to do what I like is perfect.

  • Reprint painting Heksenfee

    This image captures little fairy Rosemary that rather would be a witch than a fairy. The story of the book refers to the strong bond between girls and their mom. A unique image and story to treasure and to look at. Over and over again. This reprint painting ‘Heksenfee’ is the second reproduction of one of the original works of illustrator Carll Cneut.

    Details:

    • Measurements : 36 cm x 44cm (frame is not included)
    • Material : Hahnemühle paper (RAG 312), signed by Carll Cneut
    • Giclée print technique (for more info, see below)
    Maker: Carll Cneut

     165,00

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    PRINT

    The  image is part of the book ‘Heksenfee’ by Brigitte Minne. You meet the character of little fairy Rosemary flying around, who lives with her mom in an air castle. Her mother always wants her to be sweet and tidy. But Rosemary doesn’t want to be or act that way. She’d rather be filthy and dirty. She wants to be like a witch. Therefore she decides to move to a witch forest where she learns all kinds of witch manners. Slowly, her mom understands that you can lead another kind of life as a fairy too. The book is a beautiful story about the strong bond between girls and their mom, wonderfully illustrated by Carll Cneut.

    In 2015, LECHAPERON already introduced the very first reproduction of an original work by Carll Cneut (‘de blauwe vogel‘) on the market in a limited edition series. The collaboration between the illustrator and LECHAPERON continues with this new reproduction of the original painting ‘Heksenfee’ and the series unique pencil drawings.

    GICLEE TECHNIQUE

    The ‘giclée’ printing technique is known for its high resolution effect whereby the image contains all the tonalities and the hues of the original painting. For this reproduction, the original painting is printed on Hahnemühle paper to guarantee the highest quality. The Hahnemühle paper contains the Digigraphie label that stands for the lightfastness testing results (for more info, please visit http://www.wilhelm-research.com).


    I don’t need much to be happy ... having friends and family around and being able to do what I like is perfect.

    Carll Cneut / Illustrator
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    The product Reprint painting Heksenfee
    by Carll Cneut  165,00

Graphic designer Stephanie Specht lives in Antwerp, in an apartment on the 6th floor. And from there she sees the world. She sees things that you and I don’t see at first sight. Letters on buildings for example. She has a talent to make everything better and stronger. Not only her career, but also herself.  This woman travelled, saw and felt amazing things and she started all over again. Since then her life fits in a suitcase. Her feeling of being home depends on the people surrounding her. To all graphic lovers, here’s to you: a conversation about feeling home, spirituality, beauty and people.

Gut feeling

Call it intuition. The feeling of knowing something that you could not know about rationally. It’s not easy in a society where people keep rushing, where only performance counts and matter is prioritized to feelings. Although it’s still a part of every human being, not everyone can feel it. But Stephanie and her sister do. “My parents got divorced when I was 12 years old. On my mother’s side of the family everyone was interested in spirituality and intuition. I grew up with it and I notice that intuition is something that is getting a place in our society only since a few years. But to us, following our gut had always been normal.”

Kunstmuseum, Basel, iArt, Leucht Fassade

As an independent at her own design bureau, Stephanie mainly works with smaller businesses and individuals. This inner compass shows the directions to go. Like it did when she started to work as an independent. Stephanie didn’t grow up in a family full of entrepreneurs. Working as an independent had never been something she actually longed for. But it did become her path. The freedom that comes with it, is worth a lot to her and she wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

My work is my life and my life is my work. Work and life are one. My work is my passion.

Non-graphic-design

Back in the days, she would have answered ‘architect’ when someone asked her “what would you like to become when you’re older?” “But I’ve never been good at maths. I finally ended up doing graphic design but I actually got my inspiration from non-graphic-design sources like for example arts and architecture”. The sightseeing of buildings, lectures and books about architecture always have been unfailing sources of inspiration for her work when it comes to spaces, shapes and surfaces. Ever since she was young, Stephanie had an incredible fascination for letters and, yes, letters on buildings. Especially buildings dating from the ‘40’s. “Earlier, architects used to put their names – or signature – on buildings. Often at eye height but apparently, people hardly notice it. But I do. And I love it!”

New York

Unrest and love. The two ingredients that drove Stephanie abroad a few years ago. New York eventually became her new home where she quickly built up a new life, also professionally. Traveling forced her to live with less. "It's healthy to have as little as possible." The essence of her life fits in a suitcase: laptop, some clothing, music - especially music - and a few books. She doesn’t need much to adapt. Wherever she is.

I couldn’t constantly just take everything with me. Due to moving several times, I needed the freedom to own nothing.

New York. The city where anything goes. The city that gives and takes. Same with Stephanie. A relationship breakup brought her back home. Back to Belgium. She had to leave everything there and had to rebuild everything here. Until then, Stephanie had always been busy with other people and their work. Trying to fit in. After that breakup she had to lean on herself. Only herself: “As a person, you’re in your purest form at the very moment when you have nothing left and when you can’t go any deeper. When everything has slipped away, only the “real you”, your true soul of being a human remains. When there’s nothing you can hide any longer. Believe me, that’s the moment when you reach the essence.”  A big clean up, so to speak.

This attitude still influences her life philosophy nowadays. The result? Applying this philosophy more than ever before. Yes, the earlier restless feeling is gone. She doesn’t feel the urge to go to other places anymore. “I probably won’t be staying here forever, but for the first time in a very long time, I can say that I like to live and work here, at this place. I’m feeling good. Not just because of the amazing atmosphere of the city but because of the people surrounding me.”

I like clean and ‘free’ spaces. Too much clutter limits my creativity. A chair, some greenery and a lantern. There’s actually nothing more I need.

The picture is perfect

Stephanie’s visual expression has strongly evolved throughout the years. In the beginning of her carreer, there was a strong urge to survive as an independent to refuse as few tasks and jobs assignments as possible. That same urge to survive was replaced by assignments in which she could express herself more. Her current imagery mainly reflects a typographic style. Not by accident are “corporate identity and book design” her favourite areas of interest in which she has specialized throughout the years.

Back in the days my drawings weren’t full, but there was simply too much on it. Illustrative work – free work – is my way to express my ideas and it’s mostly the result of pre-designs of assignments for a customer.

Basic shapes determine the essential style of Stephanie. Currently she uses a symmetric or asymmetric construction. A seemingly stable construction on paper that would instantly collapse if it was 3D.

Optical balance print - limited edition for LECHAPERON

I do not consider my free work as art. I prefer to see it as research. Many designers make illustrations that stand on itself. According to me, this merely agrees with the definition of art”. Stephanie mainly observes art with an aesthetic eye. The message isn’t the priority. The same is valid for her own illustrations. They are what they are. “Me, myself, I can see something in it, but it is mainly the aesthetic aspect that has to be good. The message is of less importance.” The image just has to be right. Only then the image is finished.

My current work is a lot more simplistic and minimalistic than back in the days. I’ve started to put more and more attention into the essence and purification of the image.

Her motivation? “To make things stronger. Better. Better in a sense of ‘what’s the essence’? Also on this level, I applied a big clean-up.”

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Half heart

It wasn’t love. It was the city that forced Stephanie to live with a half heart since she came back to Belgium. “’Half Heart’ describes a feeling of belonging everywhere and nowhere at the same time. The feeling that you belong to more than one place and how you try to handle this feeling.” This ‘half heart’ has inspired Stephanie to search for people who share this feeling. Once she has collected enough stories, she will publish them in a book “Half Heart”. (Do you recognize yourself in this feeling of having a “half heart”? Share your story here)

Lonely? No way. I do miss my neighbours of my time in Studio Specht – we became real friends – but whenever I walk outside here, I’m all surrounded by people again. So actually I’m never alone you know.

Goodbye

I’ve seen it already 3 times since my visit to the 6th floor. Letters on buildings. In the meantime I continue thinking about what I would put in my suitcase. What I do know is which text I will put on the its outside: ‘detach from the outcome’.

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Due to moving several times, I needed the freedom to own nothing.

  • Optical balance print

    The style of this exclusive optical balance print is determined by the basic shapes and colours. It reflects the designers aesthetic eye for beauty and it refers to her life philosophy of ‘less is more’ and finding balance in life. Did you notice the optical illusion of this seemingly stable construction? This composition works on paper but would instantly collapse if it were 3D.

    Details :

    • Limited edition series of 10 prints
    • Measurements : A3 format (29,7 cm x 42,0 cm)
    • Material : Canson® infinity edition etching RAG 310 paper (museum paper 100% cotton, high paper shade stability and a resistance to aging, Digigraphie label)
    • Colour : red, green, dark blue, white en grey (soft colours)
    Maker: Stephanie Specht

     100,00

    10 in stock

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    Product Description

    The final composition and colours of this image are the result of Stephanie’s aesthetic eye. She looks at her work the way she looks at art. She observes and keeps on going until the image feels right. The message is of less importance. Her visual expression has strongly evolved throughout the years : more simplistic and minimalistic. For this print she used her typical style of basic shapes and colours, creating optical illusion of balance.

    The image was digitally printed on Canson® Infinity Edition Etching Rag paper, which is a 100% cotton Fine Art paper with a smooth texture, reminiscent of the original genuine etching and printmaking papers.This museum-grade paper offers a high paper shade stability and a resistance to aging by using natural minerals.


    Due to moving several times, I needed the freedom to own nothing.

    Stephanie Specht / Graphic designer
    The product Optical balance print
    by Stephanie Specht  100,00

There is something in the air when visiting the shop / atelier of jewelry designer Lien Herreijger in Deurne. Literally. The smell that meets you, reveals that this lady loves experimenting during the creation process.  'Color' is her signature and by combining composite (resin) with color pigments, Lien creates her own disctinctive world. Her mission? Creating original and colorful designs that are portable and affordable at the same time, designed to carry with you for a long time. Curious about Lien’s approach, I took a look behind the scenes…

Color is key

Since the age of 6, Lien was always active in a creative setting. Every Wednesday and Saturday were filled with art school, where a broad range of activities were possible. Gradually, Lien developed a strong interest in graphics that also included etching and lino, from which her first study as textile designer emerged. "I remember an assignment in the 5th grade with lino: I made a collage of nine images in different colors. To achieve this result, I made up to 100 prints in order to determine the final color combination." An example from the past that turned out to be an omen for her current collections and working method. Color and experimenting with materials is what Lien does and are the basis of her beautiful label.

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From textile to jewellery design

After studying textile design, Lien started an additional Bachelor of jewelry design in Antwerp. And this time on her own, without any financial support from her parents. "The combination of hard work during the summer to pay for my studies and moving in with my boyfriend all while studying sounds harder than it was. Actually, it wasn’t that bad at all."

In 2014, Lien decided to fully focus on the further development of her own label, which initially consisted of textiles and jewelry, and now only jewelry. "Probably because I felt I was more talented in jewelry design than in textiles. And with jewelry I also felt that I could really push my signature on my designs and create an added value through handicrafts. Much more than I could do with textiles."

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The existence of her own label wasn’t built in a day. It grew rather organically. "I never saw myself as an independent. It was neither encouraged from home. I was actually planning to go to work in a textile setting, as an employee. But during my search for a job, I never stopped creating and before I knew it, I had a jewel collection that I started to sell at small markets."

When working with my hands, I discover a lot of new things and basically, I realize I can do anything. There are no restrictions, while industrial designs sometimes have them.

Experiment means freedom

During her training in jewelry design, Lien was acquainted with many materials and new techniques. A new world was out there, and Lien discovered the possibilities of composite, and more specifically, resin. "You start from something liquid and you can do anything with it. Also colors allow me to create what I want to and to me, this means absolute freedom. In the beginning, these endless possibilities can feel limiting because you don’t know the materials well. But once you possess the expertise and knowledge, you can fully experiment with composite and discover new things."

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Resin upgraded

When working with resin, Lien finds it challenging to upgrade this material. "Resin is often only associated with plastic creations". By applying the right techniques, materials and color pigments, she creates a result that is much richer than the base from which it is derived.

A very long and intensive experimental phase is often undertaken prior to each design. And yet Lien has consciously chosen this path. Sometimes it’s a combination of colors, sometimes it’s the material that leads to new ideas. And sometimes, the design determines the chosen color and the material. Her sketchbook is always nearby. It is filled with spiraling designs. Initially large and outstanding, later on more downsized in the creation process. To make it more portable. It happens very often that some sketches form a whole only after a few months, which then eventually are developed into a full-fledged collection.

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Glimpse of the past

While chitchatting, Lien's dyslexia pops up and the way her parents and some teachers have been crucial in the formation of her personality. Her parents always encouraged her to be independent. This was nurtured by an open attitude, a "hard work will be rewarded" mentality and a focus on talent. Needless to say, keep trying if something doesn’t work, doesn’t make sense. "It's a wealth to know yourself well and to follow your own path. Even if this means leaving your comfort zone. Over the years, this is getting easier because I know when and how to trust on myself. I easily feel when I'm unhappy with something.” This reflection has grown out of some meetings with people who looked beyond the form. And it has given Lien the confidence to not be stopped by restrictions and to surround herself with people who are helping her to evolve.

In 2014, I started a coaching program in developing myself as an independent and the setup of my label. If I would have had this knowledge a couple years ago, I probably would have done some things differently, more focused, and at all levels. Because there is so much going on.

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Looking into the future

Color remains, but making other predictions would only limit herself. The material may evolve, but experimenting and discovering new things will always remain part of her creation process. "As long as I can continue to discover new things, I like doing what I do".

It's nice to see that more and more people dare to choose statement jewellery.

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Focus

"Being your own boss is the best thing about this job." Lien gladly takes on the stress that goes with it. "The stress itself is less fun, but somehow I seek it," she laughs. "There is a lot to do, but if you always keep the bigger picture in mind, the goal, you realize that all of that (also when it is less fun) is needed to bring you one step closer to your final goal." Lien learned to outsource things that she couldn’t do or didn’t enjoy doing, so she could focus on her creations.

3 more hours a day

When Lien is not working, she likes spending time with friends and family. All additional free time would be spared for the acquisition of new impressions: city trips, walking in the city, cultural activities via contemporary art, cooking, and good food are always on her to-do list.

Bye

I return home, imbued with Lien's experimental philosophy and lots of color. After today, resin will never be what it was. From now on, I will always be wondering how the texture or the color of a package in the supermarket could inspire Lien Hereijgers to future designs.

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It's nice to see that more and more people dare to choose statement jewellery.

  • MINGLE earrings

    With these MINGLE earrings, you express yourself in a sophisticated way by means of the smooth lines and rich colours. Classy and graceful? Playful and lively? Just Mingle! Create 3 different looks with 1 pair : long, short or an asymmetrical look by combining the long and short bar. Nobody puts you in a corner when you are wearing these beautiful earrings. Shine! And show the world who you are!

    Details :

    • Measurements : overall length (short + long bar) 6.5 cm – short bar 2.7cm (diameter : 3mm)
    • Material : composite + plated earrings (925 sterling silver, 18 carat gold), handmade in Belgium
    • Colour: short bar : black & dark blue – long bar : black, yellow and  green with transparent surfaces
    • Extra : second clasp so the earrings can also be worn only with the short bar (see picture)
    • Also available in silver color (only on request : delivery time 3 to 5 weeks)
    Maker: Lien Hereijgers

     159,00

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    Product Description

    The name MINGLE of these MINGLE earrings refers to the used composite material and the multiple ways of wearing these stunning earrings. More and more people dare to choose a statement jewel as it expresses who you are and what you stand for. The MINGLE earrings are the result of the endless possibilities of composite (resin), combined with colour pigments. By applying the right techniques, materials and color pigments,  the final result looks much more richly than the base from which it is derived. A very long and intensive experimental phase is often prior to each design.

    The label will always color as a signature. The material may evolve, but experimenting and discovering new things will always remain part of the creation process.

     


    It's nice to see that more and more people dare to choose statement jewellery.

    Lien Hereijgers / Jewellery designer
    The product MINGLE earrings
    by Lien Hereijgers  159,00

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