Hertel & Klarhoefer
Peter Christian Hertel, born in 1968, and Sebastian Klarhoefer, born in 1966, know each other since school days. They studied Architecture in Berlin and Venice and degreed in 1996 and 1994 at the Berlin Institute of Technology. They created their first furniture designs during the studies at the Instituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice with Aldo Rossi. In 1999 they founded their design agency hertel & klarhoefer.
“Berlin is often our inspiration. We like it as it is: metropolitan, creative and direct. But as well travelling around, in other countries, seeing things that strike your eyes is where creative ideas are being born … Sometimes the best ideas come in the most unexpected situations!
First of all we are inspired by the materiality of things. That’s why we work very early on materials and prototypes.
First of all we are inspired by the materiality of things. That’s why we love to work on materials and prototypes.”