GERSTENBERGER - Artefacts.
A master's touch for the senses. Craftsmanship with devotion. Nature's and human creativity in unison. Perfectly devised, authentic functionality. Inspiration through tradition. Sustainable materials. Unique design.
Objects from GERSTENBERGER are inspired by natural forms and the inherent power of the human mind to create. The studio, founded in 1995, manufactures unique furniture, sculptural furniture objects and design accessories. Apart from wood GERSTENBERGER also uses metal, clay and textiles in the design process.
The requirements for good design are substantial experience, keen perception and sense of forms. Clemens Gerstenberger, the protagonist of GERSTENBERGER, gained his wealth of experience during his study trips in Europe and Japan. GERSTENBERGER embodies the combination of distant cultures with Clemens Gerstenberger's own sense for aesthetics. For GERSTENBERGER the recognizability of decorative arts is as important as the preservation, care and advancement of traditional joinery and finishing techniques. Principles of Far Eastern craftsmanship are employed in the manufacturing process. Objects of the highest standards are created by the interplay between elaborate construction methods and careful material selection. Sustainability is held in equally high regard as longevity and functionality. Even with an artistic touch, aesthetic proportions always stays the main principle.
A multitude of joints, lacquering techniques and forms can be perceived in modern and traditional furniture and accessories. Only high class joinery and finishing techniques, that can be executed by individuals with a considerable sensitivity, give rise to masterful furniture. Old finishing methods such as French polishing and the Urushi lacquer technique are employed for premium pieces. A special signature is the last step to finishing one of these pieces.
Individuals who hold artefacts by GERSTENBERGER in their hands, will not only appreciate the haptic encounter and the experience of beauty. For things to become truly enduring, they need a soul, which can be experienced subtly with GERSTENBERGER.
GERSTENBERGER makes furniture and objects for individualists, who consciously withdraw themselves from the Zeitgeist and demonstrate this mindset by surrounding themselves with representative objects.