Kähler is pleased to be able to continue the more than 175-year-old tradition of working together with contemporary, most significant and talented artists, ceramists and designers.
Anders Arhøj is trained as a multimedia designer and has had his own design studio for the past approximately 10 years. The work being done in the studio includes graphic design, book illustrations, shop decorations and product design.
Anders Arhøj's ceramic design is characterised by his clear inspiration from Japanese ceramics combined with a colourful and characteristic glaze.
Mette Bache and Barbara Bendix Becker studied together at the Danish Design School, and formed the design duo R7B Copenhagen after gratuation in 1996.
Recently the two designers have realised the great potential of ceramics as material. It is in fact the perfect material for them to work with, since they both have a passion for reinterpreting old objects and revitalising them through new designs.
Born in 1972, Cecilie Manz is educated at the Danish Design School Copenhagen in her native Denmark as well as University of Art and Design in Helsinki, Finland.
Since 1998 she has worked from her own studio for some of the biggest brands in the design industry. As well as exhibiting in her own name in Denmark, Finland, France and Japan, she is celebrated for her unique design all over the world and is the recipient of the If Award, the Red Dot Award, Finn Juhl’s Architectural Prize, Kunstpreis Berlin and the Danish Crown Prince Couples Cultural Award (2014) just to name a few.
Designs for Kähler: Pura (the line has been discontinued) and Kaolin
Hans-Christian Bauer is a Norwegian-born industrial designer. He strives to combine the warmth and uniqueness of ceramics with a rational modern look and a good usefulness. Hans-Christian Bauer graduated from the design department of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, in 2010 and has since worked with his own projects in product and furniture design.
Designs for Kähler: Hammershøi
Jeanette List Amstrup graduated from the Danish Design School in 1994. Since then she has operated her own workshop and has worked for Royal Copenhagen and Höganäs Keramik, among others.
She has exhibited at the Biennale for Crafts and Design, Trapholt and the Spring Exhibition at Charlottenborg. In addition, she has received grants from the Government Art Fund and the Danish National Bank Jubilee Fund.
Designs for Kähler: Mano
We find inspiration in our long history (starting in 1839), which shows in our silhouettes, techniques, use of colours and materials. To us the combination of traditions and innovation is the most important, allowing new ideas, techniques and trends to feature prominently in each piece of craftsmanship. This allows us to create a unique design that in a feminine and stylish manner gives each Kähler design a special place in your home.
Louise Campbell graduated from the Danish Design School as an industrial designer in 1995. She is one of Denmark greatest design talents and is particularly known for her furniture and lighting design.
Among many awards and grants, Louise Campbell has received the Government Art Fund's three-year working grant and the Finn Juhl Prize and the Bo Bedre 2005 Designer of the Year award. In 2009, Campbell and Kähler's Fiducia won Boligmagasinet's Design Award in the category “Readers' Favourite".
Designs for Kähler: Fiducia and Cammeo (the line has been discontinued)
Louise Hindsgavl is one of the greatest women ceramic artists of today. She has won several grants and her work has been exhibited at many prestigious galleries, in Denmark and abroad. The exhibitions include Trapholt and the Biennale for Contemporary Ceramics in France, and she has received grants from the Danish Arts Foundation.
Hindsgavl is primarily known for her provocative porcelain sculptures, some of which she has designed in collaboration with Kähler. She wants to show us the uncensored version of the world, addressing elements such as provocation, doubt and humor–which is a challenging and enthusiastic form of expression.
Design for Kähler: Stories of Eve
Malene Bjelke graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1993 and has more than 20 years of experience as a sculptor.
Since 2008 she has worked from her own studio at Kronborg Castle, shaping simple yet expressive figurines that portray human archetypes of all ages.
Kähler Design: Character
Rikke Jacobsen is a contemporary artist specialized in making art that have a naturalistic and poetic touch.
Her designs are inspired by both botanical and deviant compositions with a delicacy to it. Copenhagen based designer, Hans-Christian Bauer, graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in 2010. He runs a design studio in his own name and strives to fuse traditional materials with contemporary design.
Kähler Design: Hammershøi Christmas
Stine Goya studied at Central St. Martins in London, where she specialised in fashion and prints. In 2005 she founded the ‘Stine Goya’ fashion brand which today is represented in more than 90 countries.
Stine Goya has a brilliant eye for exciting colour combinations and unique artistic prints. For the Fiora range, she drew inspiration from the organic qualities of clay and from the old traditions of craftsmanship and decoration, which were used by several artists at the Kähler workshop over the years.
Design for Kähler: Fiora
Ditte Reckweg and Jelena Schou Nordentoft both graduated from the Danish Design School (Ceramics and Glass Design) in 2001. They run the design store Stilleben, which features simple and functional design, but always with a detail that makes the difference. Their focus is on precise design and materials and surfaces that highlight the product in the best possible way. Stilleben operates two shops, one in Copenhagen and one in Aarhus.
Copenhagen based designer, Susanne Schjerning, is educated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and has been working as a textile designer for more than 15 years.
Her work is balanced between unique craft and mainstream design, in a balance of contrast and harmony.
Kähler Design: Kabell
Thora Finnsdottir graduated from the Danish Design School in 2009. She is known for her original Scandinavian design, which exquisitely reflects her fascination with the shapes and forms of everyday life, reinterpreted in her own unique form language.
Finnsdottir finds inspiration her native Iceland’s magnificent contrasts – the meeting ground of nature and civilisation, old and new.
Designs for Kähler: Stella
Turi Heisselberg Pedersen graduated from Design School Kolding and have been working with ceramics for nearly two decades.
Her work is characterized by the architecturally inspired idiom and a natural interplay between the glaze and the clay. Heisselberg is represented in major museums and private collections worldwide.
Kähler Design: Balustre
Ursula Munch-Petersen is a fourth-generation ceramic artist, and she has won many awards and received international acclaim. In 1988 her exceptional talent was recognised, resulting in her selection for one of the Danish Arts Foundation’s three-year stipends. Today her work is exhibited at museums around the world, most notably the esteemed Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Designs for Kähler: Ursula
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