Browsing our favourite neighbourhood book store this week and we spied a familiar face on the front cover of the new book The Craft and the Makers: Tradition with Attitude, published by the good folks at Gestalten. Our head designer Sandra Ernst had discovered Daniel Heer’s workshop on Rosa Luxemburg Straße and had really admired his stools and daybeds, built out of wooden with leather straps.
As is made clear in the book, Daniel Heer is following a family tradition in craft – his family have been making horsehair mattresses in Switzerland since 1907 – and since his move to Berlin he has forged his own path whilst at the same time keeping a link to the past. Sandra approached Daniel to work together as part of the renovations at The Circus Hotel, and he is creating a new room divider for between the reception area and the Fabisch Restaurant:
Using natural materials, we are really excited to see the finished article installed in the Hotel, and if you are interested in the book, check out the library at Fabisch… a great read and inspiring to discover all those craftsmen and women dedicated to their work.