ANALOG is a lighting brand that combines the traditional craft of glassblowing with discourse driven contemporary design. Our lights are functional sculptures that pose questions beyond their own purpose.
Our lights are functional sculptures. ANALOG products are the results of ongoing creative reflections. We collaborate with creative thinkers whose work entails a continuous investigation into specific topics. Together we further explore these topics during the design process. We want our products to tie in with current discourses and pose questions beyond their own functionality or aesthetic.
Our process is rooted in craft. ANALOG was launched in December 2018 as a trademark by Berlin Glassworks, Berlin’s first hot-glass studio. All our lights are handcrafted and we are strongly committed to a fair and sustainable manufacturing process that honours the maker and their knowledge and expertise. We strive to produce all non-glass components locally, working with craftspersons in our community. Every piece is made with love and respect for the profession.
Our brand serves as a platform. ANALOG strives to enable further engagement with the investigations and explorations initiated during our collaborations. Through product development, on-going research, exhibitions and/or publications, our aim is to provide a platform to create a growing network of like-minded creative thinkers.
ANALOG is a trademark brand of Berlin Glassworks and mirrors many of the organization’s guiding principles. Founded in 2011 by American art historian Nadania Idriss, the non-profit educational platform, workshop, and artist residency programme provides a broad range of activities centred around the rich tradition of glassblowing. As of 2015, the platform also operates as a company and produces its own products. The altruistic platform makes its facilities and resources available to individuals from different disciplines and with varying levels of skill in the hopes of fostering a more collaborative and dynamic exchange. Like ANALOG, Berlin Glassworks seeks to promote and preserve the ancient craft but also supports research into how it might be reinterpreted.
Nadania Idriss is an art historian with a love for social work. She founded Berlin Glas e.V., a non-profit organization in 2011, and established Berlin Glassworks (formally Berlin Art Glas) GmbH in 2015. In 2018, she invited Philipp Weber to invest in the company with a view to expanding into the product sector, creating ANALOG.
Philipp Weber is a young and innovative Designer, who has received multiple awards since completing his first degree in 2012, including the German Design Award in 2018. Before joining Berlin Glassworks as the Creative Director Product, Philipp worked as a designer in other creative studios in Berlin.
Julius Terlinden is a multidisciplinary Art Director and Graphic Designer. Besides running his own studio in Cologne, he joined Berlin Glassworks as Creative Director Brand in 2020 and takes care of all communicative material for the studio.
Philipp Weber interviewed by Adrian Madlener
In an interview with journalist Adrian Madlener the designer shares his vision for a lighting brand that looks to the past to inform its future.