ANALOG is a luxury lighting brand. We combine the craft of glassblowing with sophisticated design and newest technology. Our lights are unique functional sculptures that pose questions beyond their own purpose.
ANALOG products are developed out of ongoing creative reflections of the designers we work with. Our collaborative design process further explores these questions. We believe in products that tie in with current discourses and pose questions beyond their own functionality. Our lights are designed to state of the art technology.
All our products are are made locally in Berlin’s very first public access glass studio, Berlin Glassworks. All our lights are handcrafted by a team of international artists. 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 components locally, working with craftspersons in our community. Every piece is made with love and respect for the profession.
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.