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Jan Hebach & Sophie Kloess

  • Hebach & Kloess
  • Silversmith
  • Hildesheim, Germany
  • Master Artisan
Jan Hebach & Sophie Kloess Silversmith
German, English
By appointment only
+49 5121 2959423
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Function in its most beautiful form

  • • Sophie and Jan use traditional techniques to create perfect forms
  • • Functionality is a source of inspiration
  • • Each of their pieces is unique

In the workshop of Sophie Hebach-Kloess and Jan Hebach, time appears to stand still in the light of the blacksmith’s hearth. “Since every piece we produce is unique, there is no need for automated processes,” says Sophie, so most of the works are made “as it was done hundreds of years ago, starting with hammer and anvil”. They do, however, use modern techniques wherever it is useful to improve quality, Jan adds. Both have been fascinated with metal since their early childhood and have used this passion to refine their skills over the years. As a design-duo, this married couple has defined an inimitable aesthetic forged in silver.

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Photo: © Hebach-Kloess
Tall jug and two beakers

This polished sterling silver jug is finished with a sharp, elongated spout. The set is completed by a pair of plain sterling silver beakers.

Height 32 cm
Width 14 cm
Diameter 9 cm

Photo: © Hebach-Kloess
Candleholder for six flames

This candleholder comprises five mobile elements connected to a central one. It can be arranged in different ways to fit various surfaces.

Height 22 cm
Length 34 cm

Photo: © Hebach
Santoku kitchen knife

The smooth transition from shiny stainless-steel blade to geometric African ebony handle is a striking feature of the knives designed by Jan Hebach and Sophie Kloess. Their carbon steel, Damascus steel and, in this case, high-end stainless-steel blades are hand-forged.

Height 5.5 cm
Length 31 cm

Photo: © Hebach
Basalt cutlery set

This cutlery set was a major winner in the Pott:Design Award 2017 and is exhibited in Klingenmuseum Solingen, Germany. Its clear-cut design gives rise to a particularly stimulating tactile experience.

Length 21 cm

Photo: © Hebach-Kloess
Teapot with sugar bowl and cream jug

The integrated handle, the seamlessly fitted lid and the pleasing shape of the body showcase the well-rounded character of this teapot. Its sculptural form is highlighted by the discreetly asymmetrical sugar bowl and cream jug that complete the set. Both have fixed lids that open with a concealed pivot.

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