Handcrafted Porcelain and Glass Collections - Tableware with Tradition
No one who visits the Hering Berlin website for the first time will believe their eyes: plates whose design is so well conceived that they look like individually crafted works of art. Glasses for wine, sparkling wine or water that can pass for works of sculpture and yet are highly functional. What seems so timelessly modern is part of a three-hundred-year-old tradition of table culture and craftsmanship.
Porcelain fit for princes
Since Johann Friedrich Böttger succeeded in discovering the secret of the correct composition of porcelain in 1710. Handmade dining sets with infinite care have been the crowning glory of a laid table. To this day, the secrets and tricks of the trade in the production and painting of precious porcelain are passed on by the craftsmen in the factories. Stefanie Hering, too, was so fascinated by this work process handed down over centuries that she trained as an experienced master ceramist before she began to develop a new concept for modern tableware.
Mix & Match
Tableware in the most modern form - but in the tradition of porcelain factories
In her porcelain collections, too, attention to detail and craftsmanship are at the beginning and centre of the design process. The result, however, combines this tradition with simple, timeless designs and an extremely modern, even innovative approach to tableware. Every single one of her collections can stand alone at the table but can also be combined with elements from other parts of Stefanie Hering's collections to create a highly individual set according to the "Mix & Match" principle.
The whole spectrum of artistic porcelain
The porcelain collections of Hering Berlin explore the whole range of possibilities of shaping and designing handcrafted porcelain. Stefanie Hering first developed many decors and the techniques required for them in lengthy, experimental processes. The range stretches from the simple, white "Velvet" collection, which captivates with the soft feel of its hand-ground surfaces of unglazed biscuit porcelain, to the ring pattern of "Pulse" created by a hand-applied shellac layer, to the deep colouring of "Blue Silent" or "Silent Iron" achieved by earth glazes, or the poetic drawings of forest and sea ("Piqueur", "Ocean"). Stefanie Herings' "Cielo" collection, with its fine, hand-drilled hole pattern that translates the tradition of cut basket decors into an extremely modern language, is also a highlight of porcelain art. Finally, "Polite Gold" captivates with its striking gold-plated surfaces.
Porcelain from Hering Berlin is handcrafted
The Hering Berlin collections are manufactured purely by hand according to the manufacturing principle using traditional techniques. Stefanie Hering selects all the artisans in her creative team carefully. Like herself, they must have immense experience in working with porcelain as a material. The designer's works not only explore the limits of what is feasible, but often go beyond them with newly developed production and glaze processes.
Glasses for wine, water, champagne, and whiskey
Stefanie Hering's enthusiasm for pure factory work and the care taken in the manufacturing processes also characterise the Crystal glass collection she has developed: the wine glasses and water glasses from the "Domain" collection and the whiskey tumblers, water glasses and Carafes from the "Source" and "Groove" collections. All glasses were made in the crystal glass factory Theresienthal, where they are produced with the knowledge of the glassblowers passed on over centuries as well.
Porcelain collections and glasses from Hering Berlin are rich in tradition and modern at the same time.
Porcelain and glasses from Hering Berlin complement each other perfectly not only in their style, but also in the attitude vested in them: a love of production work, of arts and crafts, of authenticity and individuality. The trace by hand makes every object by Stefanie Hering unique. A table set in this way represents the highest tableware - it thus stands in the great tradition of porcelain manufacturers, and at the same time is uncompromisingly fresh, innovative and modern.
Stefanie Hering’s porcelain creations and glasses inspire top chefs
The timeless and simple, yet elegant style of the dining set and glass collections from Hering Berlin not only enriches everyday culinary life in the private sphere - top chefs from all over the world also rely on these sometimes modest, sometimes spectacular dishes. Despite their fragile appearance, which can only be achieved by hand, most sets are surprisingly robust and even dishwasher- and microwave-safe. Among others, Hélène Darroze have discovered in her The Connaught in London, Gaetano Trovato in his celebrated Arnolfo Restaurant in the heart of Tuscany or Cesar Ramirez at his Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare Hering have discovered Berlin porcelains as the perfect setting for their gourmet creations. In collaboration with the German star chef Harald Rüssel, she even created her own collection, "Piqueur". Caviar House & Prunier works with a selection of the "Ocean" set, which can also be purchased in the associated shops, restaurants and seafood bars.
Dining sets from Hering Berlin transforms food into art
Porcelains by Stefanie Hering complement the cooking art of Robert Cortez, star of the US-American creative kitchen, almost congenially. He serves caramelized chanterelles on Silent Iron's grey-blue stock, drapes braised endive with cheese cream on dazzlingly white, delicately rough plates from the Velvet Collection, or char roe in currant sauce on the gentle nudeton of illusion pierced by irregular white dots. Once again, Stefanie Hering's insight, which inspired many of her designs, is confirmed here: "Great cuisine is not only a culinary pleasure, but also always an aesthetic pleasure".
Discover more of our landingpages:
- Collection overview
- Porcelain dinnerware
- Dinner plates
- Dessert plates
- Presentation plates
- Bread & butter plates
- Coffee cups
- Thee service
- Milk jug
- Milk & sugar set
- Egg cups
- Porcelain carafe
- Saucer & bowl
- Amuse bouche plateau
- Small dish