"My goal is to create design that has a unique story to tell. To get there, I always seek interdisciplinary collaboration to learn from people with exceptional skills and experience - beyond my own knowhow. This includes experts within crafts and manufacturing"
Our talented colleagues at Studio Hany Summa in Berlin are extraordinary partners for exclusive product development and small-scale production.
Sebastian Summa, designer:
"My passion for materials, especially metals, grew significantly during my time as a blacksmith. I expanded on this experience throughout my design studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam by using both traditional and new materials, crafts and techniques. At our Berlin studio we transform ideas into prototypes, then later into small product series or unique, one-off pieces."
Jo Hany, designer:
"Sebastian and I previously worked for a company producing sculptures and art installations for contemporary artists. This period refined our crafts skills and deepened our knowledge of materials. It gave us a good impression of how different applied artists work, an experience which has influenced our own practice ever since."
The porcelain manufacturer and brand Rosenthal is known for its ground-braking cooperations with international designers, architects, artists, craftsmen and celebrities and for founding the first chain o design-shops world-wide in 1960
One of last century's greatest contributors to design - a "mad man" of the sixties - a graphic designer, author, lecturer and educator - today living and working from his organic farm in Hornbæk, Denmark