One of nature’s most beguiling and beautiful gifts, Bodo Sperlein has long been fascinated with exploring the materiality of silver and how it can be creatively applied and evolved, as well as the historic techniques and traditions behind its use. In use for millennia, it’s a material that presents bounteous opportunity for advancement and experimentation.
“I feel that, as a designer, it’s my duty to fight for techniques that have taken thousands of years to establish,” Bodo explains in an interview with Hole & Corner magazine. “It’s an enormous responsibility. How can one generation decide these things? Why not combine the clever crafts with new methods for a completely new scope on the materiality? I’m not averse to new techniques, but I’m really interested in traditional materials and methods.”
Photography: Fabian Frinzel, Jon Day, Matteo Manduzio and Michael Donath.