Traditional hand craftsmanship, Sebastian Herkner’s Bell Table for ClassiCon
Published on October 28, 2015
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.
They added a new colour montana blue to the selection of glass bases of the Bell Table. In contrast thye created the new tabletop made of dark bronzed metal. Next to the copper and brass versions this new compositions makes the table more simple and elegant.
The film shows the production of the Bell Tables, designed by Sebastian Herkner for ClassiCon. Made in Germany the tables are handmade in a traditional Bavarian glassblowing.