Grab happiness with both hands – all you need is a mug of hot chocolate. As soon as you grip the fine shard of porcelain you can feel the warmth, then take a sip of the dark drink - the intense taste brings back memories of childhood winter afternoons. Of course, you[more...]
An arrangement of forms, our Bowie Boulevard references architect Louis I. Khan’s infamous structural cycloid vaults at the Kimbell Art Museum. Like the structure of the museum, the Bowie Vases blend modern and natural materialsand timeless forms.
producer: Man of Parts
The eleven new colors for Caparol Icons form a coordinated color universe, inspired by my travels. Each shade is a "Treasure" - a personal treasure and tells a story of a special place where I discovered my "Treasures" - personal memories, objects and natural finds. “The colors in my Treasures[more...]
This solid brass incense burner designed by our studio and made by Francisco Andrade, allows the use of up to nine incense sticks at a time. With three different hole sizes to fit incense sticks of different diameters, the engraved groove lines on the polished brass surface give a sense[more...]
The light curves and soft forms of Hansa embody not only aesthetic, but also human values. His handle echoes buildings and concepts in the Hansaviertel complex — today’s Interbau — in Berlin, as a social housing project of international importance. Hansa features the reduced R6 rose, only 6 mm thick[more...]
For Kaufmann Keramik we designed a new room divider made of Ceramic called Sahel. Sahel is a ceramic designer module that can be easily and stably glued to any form of room divider. Which, thanks to its asymmetrical design, looks different from every side. Which lets light through and plays with it.[more...]
The Loza collection is a new collection of bold, minimalist ceramic planters and vases designed by Sebastian Herkner. Made using traditional Colombian pottery crafts, this series introduces a new side to the ames accessories collection: the design is crisp and clean with only a textured detail bringing in a change[more...]
A colourful statement rug design by Sebastian Herkner joins the ames collection. TheGerman designer found the inspiration for the rug’s irregular pattern and organic shape when he travelled through the Colombian Andes with ames founder Ana Marìa Calderon Kayser. They visited the famous Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, which is built[more...]
In collaboration with Godelmann, a company specialised in concrete products, we have designed and developed an innovative collection of architectural concrete tiles, which for the first time for use in outdoor and are suitable for indoor use: High-quality floor surface, inspired by classic herringbone parquet, can be placed seamlessly for[more...]
The sophisticated design of the Zencha bathroom collection for Duravit was inspired by traditional Japanese rituals and craftsmanship and combines unusual above-counter basins with minimalistic furniture, as well as mirrors and bathtubs. The straight-lined design of the furniture creates an intriguing contrast to the organic sanitary objects and complements the[more...]
Following my honeymoon to South Africa, I was inspired by all the aspects, elements and shades I encountered across so many areas. The Aarde, which means earth, is a representation of this; of the layering that exists culturally, demographically and in the nature and light of Africa.[more...]
Harmony and sophistication meet as one in the Manoa range. Glass carafe and matching tumbler were created in association with renowned with our studio. The curved form truly grabs attention. Crisp, curved lines flatter water, wine or spritzers alike, allowing drinks to shimmer in all their glory[more...]
Hop is a new collection of vases and bowls for German porcelain brand Rosenthal. Made in white and colored porcelain with an golden finish on its inside surfaces, the design is playing with the balance of stacked rings. Apparently always in motion, like a dancer with a hula hoop.
The highest standards of design, enjoyment and texture come together in the elegant wine and champagne glasses featuring in the Journey range. This unique range emerged from a partnership with renowned designer Sebastian Herkner. Feel the 150-year history of Zwiesel Glas: raised lines symbolise the[more...]
Mask is a wall-mounted coat rack that creatively combines a range of different functions. It consists of a two-part oval comprising a wooden panel on the right and a slightly smaller mirror panel on the left. The wood panel is finished in either varnished real oak veneer or matt paint,[more...]
After the presentation of our La Che tables some years ago we have been working on various La Che baskets with the same unique braiding technique. Those baskets are available in three sizes and three colors.
pictures by Andres Valbuena
The idea behind the design of our Zenues Rug is an intricate abstract patter which is inspired by antique Colombian gold jewellery. A visit of the Museo del Oro in Bogota draw my attention to the beauty and graphics of masks, necklaces and other artefacts.
Area Pro is the new tile programme for the project sector of Agrob Buchtal, one of the leading suppliers of architectural ceramics. The floor series offers an exceptionally comprehensive range of colours, formats and slip-resistant surfaces. The look, inspired by fine-grained limestone,[more...]
Mati trays are very elegant wooden objects with a levitating tray supported by three hand-carved feet also made in thin plates of solid wood. The carving pattern is inspired by the microscopic view of wood, which reveals its arresting cellular structure. The tray feels even more special with optional carvings[more...]
Subtle colour combinations and a play with contrasts characterise the new Par Raya rug by Sebastian Herkner. With a lively stripe design, the designer is expanding the collection of handmade natural fibre carpets. The colour range is based on the nature of the Huila region and reflects earthy, warm tones.[more...]
Matching the caribe chic series, ames presents the chic baskets designed by Sebastian Herkner. The baskets are made of recycled plastic strings and powder-coated metal tubes using the traditional "mamposino" braiding technique and are also suitable for outdoor use. Available in three different shapes and two sizes each, the baskets[more...]
The studio designed for Kaufmann Keramik two new tiles for their growing brand of wall coverings. The ceramic tile design Demi is handmade in Bavaria and are available in all kind of colors. It is an ornamanted tile which could be arranged in different ways to[more...]
The studio designed for Kaufmann Keramik two new tiles for their growing brand of wall coverings. The ceramic tile design Set is handmade in Bavaria and are available in all kind of colors. The pattern of Set allows you to create various different characters. Simple lines, waves, ornaments[more...]
The innovative eyewear brand ic! berlin and Sebastian Herkner, designer of the year 2019, launch a joint capsule collection. Known as a designer for some of the world’s most recognized interior brands like Thonet and ClassiCon, this is the first time the German designer collaborates in[more...]
Par is a new rug collection for Ames made of natural fibers in Colombia. It took us a long research to develop new colors and compositions. Each single yarn is made of three colors spinned together before starting the weaving on huge looms. It´s graphical approach[more...]
Trilogie is a collection of drinking glasses for von Poschinger Glasmanufaktur from Bavaria. Working already for 450 years in glass blowing in various fields, the company approached the studio to design three different glasses, one for whisky or wine, one for water and the last one for champagne. The design[more...]
Sillon are simple round mirrors with a brass or chrome finish. 3 metal rings are surrounding the glass mirrors to create an elegant and decorative frame.
brass and chrome
producer: & tradition
Cabuya is a new rug collection for Ames made of natural fibers in Colombia. The rug is made like a patchwork of three different weaving or knitting techniques. It´s graphical approach illustrates the craftsmenship of the artisans.
producer: Ames Sala
B4 Keramik is a new stove we developed and designed for German manufacturer Bullerjan over the last years. Engineering meets craftsmanship is the credo of the new stove. There are two surface versions available. On ebasic version in black metal and one made of cermic tiles to[more...]
Bubbles are round mirrors made of glazed ceramic in Portugal. The sizes and shapes provide a funcitional as well as elegant approach.
Souvenir are wooden boxes or portable single drawers, which you can place evrywhere like on a desk or sideboard.
Selma is a simple likewise elegant wardrobe with an additional tray on its base.
Tartan is a new geometry of vertical and horizontal planes manages to become as soft as cloth, and a refined weave and weft takes shape. Sartorial tradition is intertwined with modernity in this innovative collection designed by Sebastian Herkner, a designer who pushes home decor past its limits to create[more...]
Actually this collection is inspired by the Earth Pyramids of Ritten, a very unique formation of the local landscape. The idea of balancing a round stone on the top of another volume was fascinating me to design Ecrin, a collection of containers in three sizes with a stone like lid[more...]
The generous character of Ribbon comes from the way the different materials are twined together. The washbasin is wound by a strip of metal to support it, the fold resulting is also characterizing the bathtub which exists in two variants, with and without metal wrap as socle. The long and[more...]
The lids made of brass lying on the tinted glass containers like hats of the basques. A simple handle allows you to lift these lids easily. The concave shape of these lids provides the second function of a tray or small bowl on top of the container.
The collection includes two deigns: Mainland Light and Mainland Dark. The designs feature quadrilateral layers and structures which are inspired by the connections, junctions, overlaps, transits and free spaces within a city. Using a combination of hand knotted Tibetan wool and silk, both designs feature intersecting, intriguing textures in a[more...]
For Kaufmann Keramik we designed a new tiles collection called Soap. The starting point was our Soap tile made for Das Haus at imm cologne 2016 in real soap material. After the huge interest in them we developed the ceramic version together with Kaufmann Keramik. All sizes and[more...]
Two geometrical shapes meet to create the latest design, a series of tables and bowls. The base of the Mila is made up of a rectangular cuboid and a hemisphere provides the welcoming surface, slightly concave.
Mulera is a collection of handwoven wool blankets for the summer season in three color combinations.
A collection of vases called Tricolore is our first design for Danish Design company and tradition. Two vases in different colors made of mouthblown glass are placed into each other to create an interesting color composition. The three vases represents the studios interest in glass and colors.
B3 Keramik is a new stove we developed and designed for German manufacturer Bullerjan over the last years. Engineering meets craftsmanship is the credo of the new stove. A cover made of cermic tiles and a metal casted base give the B3 a sophisticated and authentic attitude. Bullerjan stoves feature[more...]
Plateau, our first bathroom collection, is inspired by the idea of playing and experimenting with shapes and colours, to create a set of products that are stylish as well as useful and versatile. That*s how a sidetracking plateau came up, becoming the stylistic leitmotif for the entire collection. Functional and[more...]
For Kaufmann Keramik, a manufacturer of stove tiles in Bavaria, we designed the Pas tiles. On vacation to Marrakkech I bought a tool to decorate therim of pastry. Inspired by this tool we transfered it to a bigger scale to imprint a pattern into the wet clay. The approach was[more...]
photographs of production by Ingmar Kurth[read article]
Creative individuality. The Tub product line highlights a combination of right angles and curved surfaces. The coat stand and console table have a solid wood frame in natural olied oak and a steel tray powder-coated in graite, with all-over black as an alternative and a open-pore paint finish for the[more...]
Pure and self-evident. The wallmounted wardrobes in the Slot product line convey geometrical forms with the emphasis on visual appeal. The front panels are available in a big range of matt and high-gloss paint colours, with a mirror or glass painted on the back. The spacer rods are in polished[more...]
Moitié imagined by the studio can be used as a receptacle for anything that comes to mind : sweets and snacks, jewelry or anything that pockets may contain. It is a special design for Designerbox in collaboration with Elle Decor France. Together with Kaufmann Keramik we produced the bowls for[more...]
Nobsa is a collection of rugs in several sizes and color combinations made of natural wool. The rugs are done by hand in small workshops in Colombia by using traditional looms. In collaboration with Ames the studio developed a home collections called Ames Sala by Sebastian Herkner.
Barro is a collection of various pots, vases and trays done in black ceramic on the countryside of Colombia. In collaboration with Ames the studio developed a home collections called Ames Sala by Sebastian Herkner. In 2019 we added the red ceramic version of barro to the collection.
The collection of Nudo rugs is done with a typical Colombian knotting technique. Using special looms the artisan is knotting thread by thread to get the specific graphic and heights. The design is inspired by exhibits of the Museo del Oro in Bogota. In collaboration with Ames the[more...]
Fibra is a collection of baskets made of natural fibers in small communities on the countryside of Colombia. In collaboration with Ames the studio developed a home collections called Ames Sala by Sebastian Herkner.
Maly cups are made of double walled silvered glass in three colors; smoky grey, pink and lime green.
tinted and silvered glass
producer: Verreum Prague
Using the first time colored porcelain, we developed a collection of simple vases for Rosenthal. The approach was to design objects for younger personalities.
Curator Silvana Annicchiarico invited us to design an object for upcoming exhibition "ANIMAlità" at the Triennale in Milano. All objects are produced by Italian ceramic manufacturer Bosa. Our design "Compagno" will be displayed next to designs by Sam Baron, Jaime Hayon, Lanzavecchia+Wai,[more...]
Bullerjan presented recently the stove B² with the new ceramic tiles designed by our studio. We also developed the new layout of the stove together with the bench and box for firewood. Bullerjan stoves feature for over 35 years excellent calorific values, uncomplicated handling and their[more...]
The EUNIC Zimbabwe Cluster (British Council, Alliance Française and Goethe Institute) and The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, announced 2014 the second edition of Basket Case, a visual art and design project bringing together prominent African and European artists and designers, who were commissioned to create new pieces in collaboration[more...]
The extravagant Collana collection of vases incorporates a refined fusion of traditional artisanal techniques employed in porcelain and glass production. The four white, conical porcelain vases, which already stand out thanks to the striking contrast of unglazed biscuit porcelain and a glazed rim, feature a tinted, hand-blown glass embellishment around[more...]
Loving the skilful interplay of materials, surfaces and production techniques, the studio has succeeded in creating a design that is particularly captivating in this respect with the Falda vase developed for the Rosenthal studio-line. The simple, bulbous vase made from biscuit porcelain with its velvety surface and pleated, topquality collar[more...]
The tea set Chado for Verreum is designed for the celebration of drinking tea. The origin of its name Chado is based on the Japanese designation of tea ceremony. It is a set of archaic and simple designed objects consisting of a tea cup, milk jug, tea pot, cookie bowl[more...]
The Containers are made of silvered and tinted glass. You can use them like a vase or together with the lid like a vessel. This project is a result of the Glass is Tomorrow workshop 2012. Pulpo picked it up 2013 for their new collection.
The project Container was created[more...]
Norma is a set of table accessories produced by Verreum. Bowl, vase and candle holder are made of silvered glass. Silvered glass, also known as Mercury Glass is double-walled glassware with a silver coating inside the walls. Each manufacturer had their own recipe, which was a closely guarded secret. The[more...]