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They follow in the tradition but are not in the shadow of the great “Arzberg classics” such as Hermann Gretsch and Heinrich Löffelhardt, whose unchanged Form 1382 and Form 2000 are still sold successfully across the world. And the many well-known designers and artists who today create designs and collections for Arzberg lack nothing of their high design demands coupled with an unmistakeable perception of the demands of their time. Each adding their own personal signature, plus an appreciation of complete perfection and aesthetics.
Heike Philipp breathes full life into her design. Professionally, her creative demand is for the functional and practical. And she’s passionate about adding her own interpretation.
“For me, it’s really important that a product can withstand the demands of everyday use. So it’s a bit of a tightrope walk to design functional yet emotional products with a personal touch. The interplay between interesting design and function must result in harmonious products which the end user wouldn’t want to be without – not least because they can identify themselves through these products.”
Born in 1969, Heike is a graduate designer, university lecturer and trained porcelain painter/décor designer. She has been head of Arzberg product development since 2006 and designed the forms PROFI and GOURMET.
Professor Peter Schmidt removes the ballast of ambiguity. He varies circles with squares in clear, honest designs. Artistic reduction down to the true meaning. Relevant to life and simple.
"The function serves the design: the meaning of objects comes into the foreground. Find a new path. Turn back. Rediscover the value of the essence.”
This internationally renowned designer was born in 1937 and is the founder of Peter Schmidt Studios. As well as product design, Schmidt has also made a name for himself as a stage designer and culturist. In 2006, he designed the Form 2006 for Arzberg.
Hans-Wilhelm Seitz realises the democratic notion of functional designs. For the everyday. Familiar. Enduring. His shapes seem part of the natural order of the day. Remarkably unobtrusively.
"A well designed shape should have an impact through its naturalness, be understood in its clarity and its simplicity and be as familiar as a good friend.”
"My goal is not porcelain design for display in a glass display cabinet, but something for everyday use in the home.”
Hans-Wilhelm Seitz was born in 1945 and trained as a ceramics modeller and mould designer. As an independent porcelain designer, he has been creating designs for Arzberg since 1975 and designed the forms CUCINA and MOVE.
Michael Sieger seeks the whole of life in individual, everyday moments. His designs bring together items used in isolation to form a practical whole. United through colour and form. Something unique for special occasions.
Michael Sieger was born in 1968. As an industrial designer, he is the creative director of Sieger Design Consulting GmbH. He designed the Form TRIC for Arzberg and has been awarded a number of international prizes for his work.
Ulrike Bögel seeks peace in design. She moves without haste, transporting herself via the design into people’s perceptions.
“Japanese tea philosophy was the starting point for the Teaworld design. Peace emanates from the smooth body of the pot – something many people are hoping to find in life’s everyday objects.”
Born in 1954, Ulrike is a graduate designer and owns her own design studio. She has worked as an independent designer with Arzberg since 1980.
Heinrich Löffelhardt believed in the universal value of aesthetically good design. And achieved it.
“I wanted … to keep on remembering that we must never neglect the aesthetics of design…, that even a coffee pot can be viewed like a sculpture from every angle.”
“To create a range, a design must first be there which is so good, it’s worth duplicating.”
After training as a modeller, Löffelhardt, born in 1901, worked as a freelance sculptor. He was appointed as artistic director at Arzberg in 1952. He created the Form 2000 in 1954 in his “Werkstatt für industrielle Formgebung”.
Hermann Gretsch created “good design for every day” for Arzberg. Its life force endures even today. Genuine and true. Always.
“We must demand that even crockery, coffee and tea pots are genuine, clean and essential in every detail.”
“We can no longer afford to bring products to the market which bring no joy to customers after even a short while because they are impractical, dated or simply not modern enough”
“Designing means finding the right form to meet life’s real needs.”
Dr. Hermann Gretsch was born in 1895. He studied architecture, passed his trade examinations and worked as a technical teacher and buildings inspector. During his time as artistic director with Arzberg, he designed the Form 1382.