Rosenthal - Roof
Roof/design: Metz & Kindler
The powerful, wave-like roof of the Elbphilharmonie inspired the German design duo Metz & Kindler to create a new gift collection that is both extravagant and expressive. The concave surface of these visually striking vases and bowls, which are available in either white or titanium-coated porcelain, resembles the undulating crests and troughs of ocean waves in bright sunshine. The straight-lined base provides a contemporary counterpoint. Whether standalone or in a group, whether with fruit, flowers or just “as is”, Roof brings a fascinating piece of architecture to your table.
Guido Metz (born 1965) and Michael Kindler (born 1965) develop exciting product ideas for companies including WMF, Silit and alfi in their studio in an old factory building in Darmstadt, where they have been based since 1995. Their credo of thinking outside the box, for what is necessary and logical, for combining new materials with the tried-and-trusted and for designs that are simple and comprehensible forms the basis of each and every product development. For Rosenthal, the two Annweiler-born designers – who also studied industrial design together at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences – designed the Interior Innovation Award-winning Nendoo series.