The extravagant Collana collection of vases incorporates a refined fusion of traditional artisanal techniques employed in porcelain and glass production. The four white, conical porcelain vases, which already stand out thanks to the striking contrast of unglazed biscuit porcelain and a glazed rim, feature a tinted, hand-blown glass embellishment around the neck, just like a necklace, in either a transparent, grey, turquoise or red finish. The vase and dish are simply placed on top of each other like two geometrical elements and are held in place with a colour-contrasting ring. This allows for skilful variation of the impact generated by the object to suit the atmosphere and table or living arrangement. Here, the glass dish functions as a necklace, collana in Italian, giving the bouquet of flowers a bejewelling aura.
Sebastian Herkner is among Germany's most innovative young designers. Born in 1981 in Bad Mergentheim, he has already designed pieces for Moroso, Carl Mertens, Very Wood by Gervasoni or ClassiCon, including probably his best-known design of the award-winning Bell Table.