We met Cordula Kafka for the very first time back in 2002, when her beautiful and delicate lighting designs made a debut appearance at Milan's Salone Satellite. At that time she was merely testing the international waters and during the years that followed we kept a close and eager eye on Cordula's career which steadily gained strength and status in her native Germany. In 2003, the Design Year Book named her as one of 175 best German designers. And finally, in 2008, she was ready to take her work to an international clientele and we have offered her exquisite light designs ever since.
Cordula Kafka finished her studies at the Kunsthochschule Berlin in 1999 and in 2000, as a trained Theater and Model Maker and Master Ceramic Designer, started her own business which is presently based in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
For Cordula, innovation means first and foremost a dialogue with tradition and history. She loves to experiment with the knowledge and science surrounding ancient porcelain techniques and production processes which have remained virtually unchanged for 200 years. To this end, her work breathes new life into long-forgotten or neglected forms and techniques such as lithophany. Cordula still stirs her porcelain mass by hand and hand-fashions each formal element, making sure her meticulously created pieces survive the heat of the kiln without impairment to their form. A complex working process requiring the utmost care, experience and technical accomplishment - which Cordula masters with definite distinction.
We have worked with Cordula Kafka since 2008.