The design and rethinking of the load-bearing construction form the core of Jonas Herman’s practice. In this process, dialogue provides an essential trial-and-error dynamic that holds the potential for discovery and learning.
Discovering what works or doesn’t work. Learning what appeals to our usage and matches our everyday needs. Striking a balance between function, aesthetic and new approaches.
Jonas Herman understands the world through materials and what he makes from them. Aesthetic is a constant factor, springing from Herman’s fascination with natural wood and all the purposes it can be used for, if you have the skill and imagination.
Jonas Herman has both. With help from machines and experts and an experimental approach to building and constructing, he relies on his hands and quality materials and an unflinchingly explorative mindset.
'Aesthetic is a constant factor, springing from Herman’s fascination with natural wood and all the purposes it can be used for, if you have the skill and imagination'
Chairs are Herman’s ‘forever love’, and even though the chair is, by definition, the most complicated furniture type to make, it also represents a task where experience, craftsmanship, technique and knowledge can come together in a truly meaningful solution.
Everyday life and basic needs form the inspiration for the furniture designer, whose creations reflect his curious, explorative and dedicated approach.