from 3rd to 8th of May 2017 the
"Révélations–International Fine Crafts & Creation
takes place at the Grand Palais in Paris. There you will
find a selection
of cast iron objects from my studio at the German part of
the banquet- show curated by Gallery Direktorenhaus, Berlin.
Come and enjoy the show.
For more information look here:
The Fondue Set "KONUS" was awarded by the German
Design Council, Frankfurt / Main with the "German
Design Award 2016".
The award winning ceremony of the "German Design
Award 2016" will take place at the Spring Fair
"Ambiente 2016" in Frankfurt / Main.
Since 1985 in the studio of Berthold
Hoffmann objects of cook- and table-
culture have been developed and
manufactured in small-scale serial
Mastering artisanal techniques of metal
processing enables me to apply my
design ideas directly to sculptural
objects of everyday culture.
My range of activities includes:
-product development and manual
prototyping of objects of cooking
-craft manufacturing of metal objects
as ordered by the customer
-production of cast iron cookware
-production of fine tableware made of silver
about my work
Cast Iron Cookware:
Pans, pots and roasters are developed in my studio
and made according to my casting models in
cooperation with regional iron foundries. The
reworking of castings in my workshop marks the
individual character of each item. The surface is
burnt black with
linseed oil. As a result, you obtain products which
last a lifetime.
Due to its thermal conductivity and storage
capacity, cast iron is
the perfect material for the preparation of fried
Fine Silver Tableware:
The silver objects are manufactured by me after idea
sketches, paper models and then work samples in base
metals. From idea to finished object, a variety of
craft techniques is used, which are: forging,
annealing, brazing, grinding and polishing. The
silver products are made of solid sterling silver.
The material thickness of the semi-finished products
used by me is 1-1.2 mm.
By this you get a high quality object for everydays
Mandarin Oriental Project:
In the spring of 2012 Marcel Kofler, Executive Chef
at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, contacted me
concerning a cooperation opportunity and
asked me to create customized cast iron products for
the opening of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in
Guangzhou. After constructive talks we arrieved at
exciting results which showcase the versatility of
cast-iron used in a professional kitchen as well as
for food presentations in restaurants.
All pictures have kindly been provided by Mandarin
Oriental Hotel in Guangzhou.