Glass Basket with Wire Frame
The glass basket by Auerberg is a design by designer Christoph Böninger who found inspiration during a trip to Namibia. That’s where he discovered a clever wire basket, which was a kinetic miracle for him: three bent wire parts were connected to form a circle and resulted in a fascinating sculptural object.
The wire basket exists this way since the founding of Auerberg in 2011. Two years later the idea of ‘filling’ the wire baskets with glass made by glass blowers from the Bavarian Forest came up. This technique originates from Murano and that’s how the circle is completed: An Italian design survives Africa, finds its way back to Europe, and is being transferred to Bavaria with an old Italian glass-blowing technique into a new object.
The result is a design object that when standing for itself acts as a sculpture on the sideboard, serves as a fruit or vegetable bowl in the kitchen or allows to be filled with sweets and chocolate standing on the side table.