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Berthold Hoffmann

Berthold Hoffmann Metalworker
Contact
German, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+49 911563267
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Craftsmanship in the kitchen

  • • Berthold’s cast iron pans weigh around 8kg
  • • His fondue set was recognised in the German Design Awards 2016
  • • One pan may take 50 hours to make

The longstanding tradition of goldsmithing and silversmithing in the city of Nuremberg and the excellent training at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg had a deep impact on Berthold Hoffmann. His teachers opened his eyes to the profession’s creative potential and the year before he graduated in 1986 he decided to open his own workshop. Today, Berthold is renowned for designing and making award-winning cast iron cooking pots and pans, fondue sets and tabletop grills. He has exhibited in Europe and the US and has won all the important design prices in Germany – the latest was the German Design Awards 2016, where his fondue set Konus won the category recognising excellence in product design for the kitchen.

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Big Fish

This handcrafted pan was designed especially for frying fish. Its overall production, from preliminary sketch to finishing, took more than 50 hours. It was manufactured with the iron casting method and weighs 15kg.

Length 52 cm
Depth 22 cm
Height 10 cm

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Konus

This fondue set was manufactured using the iron casting method. It includes eight handcrafted stainless steel forks and a gas heater.

weight 8 kg
Depth 23 cm
Height 30 cm

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Mortar and pestle

This set was manufactured using the iron casting method. It is composed of a mortar and matching pestle.

weight 1 kg
Depth 10 cm
Height 6 cm
Width 10 cm

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Pot

This square pot was fully handcrafted. Its overall production, from preliminary sketch to finishing, took more than 50 hours. It was manufactured with the iron casting method and weighs 11kg.

weight 11 kg
Length 42 cm
Height 17 cm
Width 25 cm

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Bowl

This square bowl was manufactured using the iron casting method. Berthold was involved in every stage of production, from preliminary sketches to the making of the copper mock-up sample to the finishing.

weight 6.5 kg
Length 47 cm
Height 10 cm
Width 28 cm

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