JAN HEBACH and SOPHIE B. HEBACH-KLOESS
are in an ongoing exchange with their environment, reflecting on habits and traditions as well as examining the objects around us and their function. The gathered impressions create the foundation to reinterpret objects of daily use in the most sublime way. In the light of the smith’s hearth, every piece materializes through thousands and thousands of hammer blows, which the finished piece hides behind its perfectly polished surface. A finish that amplifies the appeal of the consummate shapes. The designs of Jan Hebach and Sophie Hebach-Kloess are non-compromising in functionality and aesthetic – every curvature, every edge, every straight line seems necessary in order to achieve the function and the desired expression – humble but clear. It is an attempt to reconnect us with the world of things surrounding us and to regain the value of our daily traditions, when we gather around the table.
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SOPHIE B. HEBACH-KLOESS was born in Delmenhorst in 1975, she is a goldsmith by training and studied metal design at the HAWK Hildesheim. Furthermore, she is a finalist of the Lower Saxony State Prize (2016) and a winner of the Hessian State Prize of German Arts and Crafts (2013).
JAN HEBACH was born in Hameln in 1977 and started working in his own workshop in 1994. He is self-taught metal designer and studied metal design at the HAWK Hildesheim. Furthermore, Jan Hebach is a finalist of the Lower Saxony State Prize (2019), a winner of the Pott Senior Design Award (2017), and a winner of the Hessian State Prize (2013).
Both are living and working in Hildesheim. Their works can be found in the Museum for Applied Arts Frankfurt, the Museum of Arts and Cultural History Dortmund, the Museum for Arts and Crafts in Hamburg, and the Kesntermuseum Hannover.