January 23, 2020
Stefanie Hering’s new collection in rich, earthy black
Obsidian is a natural work of art, volcano-forged glass that shimmers in various shades of black, which only occurs when lava cools down extremely quickly, almost suddenly. Obsidian is also the name of Stefanie Hering’s new collection, in which the porcelain designer pursues unusual, but thus all the more fascinating, paths.
Instead of white-on-white decorations or a reserved colour palette with cobalt blue as the only strong colour, Hering’s eponymous porcelain manufactory has created a surprising novelty with its new Obsidian collection featuring service elements with large areas in earthy, richly nuanced black, framed by dazzling white, and velvety rough edges and walls in hand-polished bisque porcelain.
For Stefanie Hering, the process of developing the intensely coloured glaze, which emulates the deep, vibrant look of obsidian, was no less complex
January 15, 2020
Just recently in December 2019, ambitious amateur chefs were able to see for themselves that it is not only a perfectly equipped kitchen, but also hand-picked porcelain that plays a key role in making a meal a success: in the Munich showroom of the premium appliance manufacturer Gaggenau, Michelin-starred chef Bobby Bräuer led a pre-Christmas gourmet cooking class. The delicacies prepared in the class – Bresse quail, Périgord truffle, and wild rabbit – were served on hand-made plates and dishes from Hering Berlin, which left just as much of a lasting impression on participants as getting to use the sophisticated ovens, steam cookers, and hobs.
Hering Berlin’s presence in the Gaggenau show kitchen is just the latest tangible example of the fruitful, years-long collaboration between the luxury kitchen specialist and Hering Berlin’s chief designer Stefanie Hering. In September 2019, her manufactory put on a joint demonstration with Gaggenau at the Salone Nautico, the largest trade fair for luxury yachts in the Mediterranean. The modern, handcrafted porcelain collections formed the backdrop for the culinary creations served at show cooking sessions and a dinner by Michelin-starred chef Luigi Taglienti.