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SEBASTIAN HERKNER (B. 1981) A PAIR OF HANDMAID COFFEE ‘BELL TABLES’

labels ‘BELL TABLE/ by Sebastian Herkner/Serial Nr 0697/2014/ClassiCon’ and ‘BELL TABLE/ by Sebastian Herkner/Serial Nr 1847/2013/ClassiCon’; engraved ‘ClassiCon/handmade in Germany’ (on the underside) height 52.2 cm, diameter 50 cm Created by Sebastian Herkner and produced in 2010 by ClassiCon, the «Bell Table» becomes distinctive of the designer’s work. With this coffee table, Herkner excels in the art of inversion. Glass, a fragile and delicate material, usually used for the top, becomes here a hand-blown table leg using a traditional wooden mould. The piece is topped by a metal base that gives the impression of floating on its transparent structure, to which the design has deliberately left all its little imperfections: they are as much the signature of the craftsman as the proof of a unique work.