Introduction to the World of Handcrafted Wine Glasses
In the following, we turn our attention to the new wine glasses of the Domain collection: Based on designs from 2009, Stefanie Hering has created a series of handcrafted stemware, developed in collaboration with the renowned glass manufacturer Kvetna in the Czech Republic.
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AMP | Glass Collection by Stefanie Hering
Water has always been a precious commodity. With her new glass collection, Stefanie Hering gives this preciousness a vessel:
The AMP series includes carafe and glass. Their curved shapes are reminiscent of antique amphorae. Hence the name AMP. The design is so to the point that the series fits harmoniously into any laid table, but also into any desk situation in the office, and at the same time attracts attention.
Stefanie Hering’s design takes today’s demands into account. Both tap water, mineral water from the bottle or taken from tap systems are given due focus by the vessels of the AMP series. Casual in its handling, the glass fits onto the carafe.
The trace of the hand. As is always the case with the designer’s developments, AMP is also a concept that was designed with the manufacturing process in mind, purely by hand.
Stefanie Hering’s choice fell on a glassworks in Poland that can realise her designs hand-blown. This selected workshop is not only a master of its craft, but also understands the traditional technique of producing glass with an inner, coloured layer and a surrounding, clear layer.
AMP - the collection
The design concept of AMP provides for two different versions: Once in clear glass, once in a radiant amber shade. These two colour variants make the AMP collection the perfect complement to the Hering Berlin tableware collections:
Form and function
Stefanie Hering began the design process with many drawings before the first 3-D models were made for the construction of the necessary tools. In addition to purely aesthetic aspects, functional aspects also played a decisive role in the design: the designer was not only concerned with the immediate handling of the carafe and glasses when filling, pouring and cleaning - the AMP objects can be easily washed by hand, but are also dishwasher-safe.
Stefanie Hering also designed the shapes in such a way that when carafes and glasses stand close together, they only touch at the bellies, never at the drinking rim. This special design protects the AMP objects not only in the cupboard but even in the dishwasher.
Its robustness combined with the delicacy of the material makes the AMP collection interesting for private households and offices as well as for international star cuisine.
In all these areas, what Stefanie Hering describes as the impetus for the development of the AMP collection, is gaining in importance: “More and more people prefer to use tap water at home, at work or in restaurants instead of mineral water that is bottled and transported with a lot of energy, and are setting an example for sustainability.”
AMP thus fits seamlessly into the philosophy of Hering Berlin: To produce her Porcelain Dinnerware and Glass Collections, Stefanie Hering works exclusively with small manufactories in Germany and neighbouring countries that are masters in their field. And she only relies on shapes and décors that are so timeless that people will use them every day for years to come - and will be just as happy to fall back on them as the refreshing water that comes out of the tap.
TRAUTWEIN, HERING & GRAY
Exhibition for Designweek 2022 at Sella Berlin
At an exhibition organised by Sella Berlin for Designweek, works by Stefanie Hering are now being shown in context with designs by Gray and colour concepts by Trautwein. The exhibition "Trautwein, Hering & Gray" can be seen from 12 May until 06 June in the former fire station of the Funkhaus Berlin.
Interview with Stefanie Hering: Designer. Entrepreneur. Mother
"My credo: Never give up! Life's desires do not come true in a linear fashion, but it is always worth fighting for a true passion. And a friendly scepticism towards limits set from outside, especially when it comes to achieving goals for women. “