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»ames sala by sebastian herkner« – An Intercultural Home Collection

At IMM Cologne 2016, furniture manufacturer ames will be launching the new ames sala by sebastian herkner home collection: a line of modern interior accessories designed by German designer Sebastian Herkner. Predominantly made from natural materials, the products are manufactured in small traditional manufactories based in Colombia.

The products from ames are defined by blending diverse cultural influences. Since moving to Germany in 2001, Colombian-born CEO and creative director Ana María Calderón Kayser has brought her own intercultural experience to her work by collaborating with designers from different countries, for example from Iceland and from her home country, Colombia. The new home collection by Sebastian Herkner also mirrors this multi-cultural approach: the ames sala collection takes its inspiration from the landscapes and people of Colombia, as well as from traditional Colombian arts and crafts. The country’s diversity and characteristics are reflected in the shapes and colours of the different designs. “I was particularly inspired by the archetypical forms I encountered in Bogotá’s Gold Museum, the Museo del Oro. While the ames home collection is characterised by my individual design language, it is clearly rooted in Colombian culture, the country where all the products in this collection are handcrafted according to time-honoured traditions”, says Sebastian Herkner.

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photographer: 
Andres Valbuena