The Antwerp Hundreds

Portraits of a city's people, today

To mark the release of our Warriors edition, we've teamed up with This is Antwerp to bring you 100 Antwerp Warriors, a 100-strong selection of local movers and shakers setting the tone for the neighbourhood of tomorrow. From design and architecture to contemporary art and politics, these are the creatives shaping the narrative of the future.

Lars Cosemans

Lars Cosemans

Owner, Coffee & Vinyl

Lars Cosemans used to run a popular spot called Vinyl Records in the city centre but moved to Antwerp’s Zuid neighbourhood to open his concept-heavy enterprise in 2011. Perhaps the only place in the country that combines a bar and café together with a vinyl shop and art gallery, Coffee & Vinyl specialises in buying and selling new and second-hand vinyls as well as second-hand CDs. A concept that extends beyond mere record shop – the place also hosts events – it is the community feel that surrounds Coffee & Vinyl that make it a favourite. Check their Facebook page for their suggestion of record-of-the-week – the XX’s latest album were a recent top pick.
Photography Miles Fischler