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 artisanal tradition. 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 a characteristic feature.
Objects are the most beautiful when they reveal their history. With charming irregularities, the hand-blown glass tells the story of the art of glassmaking – over the course of the years, the untreated copper ages, developing a unique patina.
Handcrafted side table. Hand-blown glass base in quartz grey. Metal top frame solid copper, unvarnished, with crystal glass tabletop, black lacquered
All dimensions are in the unit cm.
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Sebastian Herkner became famous with his Bell Table for ClassiCon, and is one of the most important designers of his generation.