ANALOG is committed to creating contemporary lighting that intersects creative craft with new technologies. It relates to the organic process of working with the material and the respect for the traditional handmade. In a world governed by fast-paced information sharing and production, ANALOG evokes the innovation of the skill involved in making something by hand, and the time it takes to produce a beautiful object.
ANALOG shines a light on the responsibility for the world around us. While producing high-end valuable lights which remind us of the need for more altruism in our lives, the products bring beauty and joy to our spaces.
ANALOG is made in Berlin, with parts produced locally or within Germany. No chemicals, green Energy, love for the craft and the making process and social commitment is what makes our lights unique.
ANALOG is a label of Berlin Art Glas, a center for glass blowing, which is committed to the education, promotion, and safeguarding of the intangible heritage of glass making. It aims to be a resource for artists, designers, and students, promote best practices of community engagement, environmental awareness, and to be inclusive for all in an effort to build a culture of peace.
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 Art Glas GmbH in 2015. In 2018, she invited the two current partners to invest in the company with a view to expand into the product sector, creating Analog Glass.
Hans-Martin Lorch is an architect with a sharp eye for the creative industry. With over ten years experience directing a fine art gallery, Hans-Martin will be an external advisor and mentor to the studio.
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 Art Glas as the Artistic Director, Philipp worked as a designer in other creative studios in Berlin.
Jesse Gunther is an emerging artist with an already budding and diversified career. Since completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Craft Design in 2013, he has worked at both Berlin Glas e.V. and Berlin Art Glas GmbH, being a key person in the studio’s growth into an internationally renowned institution.
Launching ANALOG and the first series – Of Movement and Material – was a group effort that could not have been realised without the tireless assistance of the following heroes: Jens Buss, author of this extraordinary website; Julius Terlinden for creating our brand profile and Jochen Kronenberg for our website clips; Martin Mostert for filming us; Dario Lagana for the most beautiful photography; Andrea Familari for the lighting installation in Milan; Davide Luciani / MOTE Studio for the video installation in Milan; and last but never least, Luke Holden at Berlin Glas for working everyday during March to help us push our ideas into reality!