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Milan 2012: ‘Bell’ table by Sebastian Herkner for ClassiCon (DE)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 08.05.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

'Bell' tables by Sebastian Herkner for ClassiCon

A young German designer Sebastian Herkner revisited the traditional glass blowing technique with this side and coffee table design called ‘Bell’. Composed of a hand-blown, jewel-coloured translucent base and a handcrafted, solid brass frame, the tables were presented by ClassiCon at this year’s edition of Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair.

'Bell' table by Sebastian Herkner for ClassiCon

More about the design:

 

‘The “Bell Table” by Sebastian Herkner turns our perceptual habits on their head, using the lightweight, fragile material of glass as base for a metal top that seems to float above it. Hand-blown in the traditional manner using a wooden mould, the transparent tinted glass base asserts a sculptural presence in space, contrasting intriguingly with the solid brass frame on top while also forming with it a harmonious unit recalling the elegant curving silhouette of a bell.

 

‘With its appealing reflective surfaces and contrasting materials, the side table adds a distinctive touch to domestic interiors. It celebrates the beauty of the materials with their colours and surfaces, along with the virtues of hand-craftsmanship. The Bell Table by Sebastian Herkner is a masterwork of traditional hand craftsmanship. Each table is handmade, meaning that small bubbles or bumps in the glass are not flaws but rather desirable characteristics marking each piece as unique.

'Bell' side table by Sebastian Herkner for ClassiCon

'Bell' tables by Sebastian Herkner for ClassiCon

'Bell' table by Sebastian Herkner for ClassiCon

 

'Bell' tables by Sebastian Herkner for ClassiCon

The hand-blowing process

The hand-blowing process

The making of the 'Bell' table

The making of the table

The production process

to the ClassiCon collections on Architonic

 

to Sebastian Herkner’s designs on Architonic

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