"It all started with an idea for new plates...”
The Surface collection is a very personal project for Sergio Herman and one that is inspired by the beautifully diverse coastline that hosts the location of one of his restaurants. From the deep grey of the mystic North Sea to the scarred and ageing skin of the coast, its rough textures and beautiful imperfections are laid bare. The discovery of surface.
"Every surface tells a story.... I met Frank and Axel from Serax during the preparations of the opening of my restaurant ‘The Jane’. We became friends, and from that friendship sprang the idea to develop a tableware collection together.
I was very excited to be given the opportunity to tell my own story and to translate my professional experience into this very personal range of tableware.
I had a clear goal: a collection with tough, contemporary and timeless looks, that perfectly matches the present in terms of design. Its ease of use and sustainable character were always a number one focus during the design process.
The result is a stunning series of stoneware dishes with three different looks, Camo Green, Rusty Brown and Indi Grey. I am of the opinion that different sizes and shapes all have their own function, so in order to stimulate creativity, we made the series as extensive as possible with cups, plates, bowls and dishes in all sizes, from low to tall, and from small to extra-large."
This range is the product of a vision both Serax and I share: a belief in talent and the power of collaboration to fuel creativity. A strong idea is nothing without perfect execution.”
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