German Design in Concrete, Copper & Marble | Studio Joa Herrenknecht


Studio Joa Herrenknecht is an up-and-coming design studio based in Berlin. Their products focus heavily on geometric shapes and vivid colours in a variety of materials. In addition to their core product range, the team also take on additional graphic and interior design projects which can be viewed on their website. The design studio is now almost as international as Joa herself – born in Canada and raised in Germany, she is of South American and German descent and speaks English, German, French, Spanish and some Italian. Yep.

The Cactus series of planters (above) have a concrete base and a lacquered steel frame top. The frame is intended primarily as a decorative element, but will also support a climbing plant if you fancy letting something grow out of the top.


These pretty Tila candle holders in marble, ash, copper and concrete fit together in a tessellated pattern. If you don’t fancy having the entire set you can buy them as singles, although it seems you’d lose a lot of the effect doing this. They definitely look best assembled all together.

She has also designed a daybed system called Sushi (cute name) which is presented in this rather cool gif from her website. So many possibilities! And I really love the addition of the table at the end. I think if I copied the shots on the website and put a vase on mine I’d be liable to kick it off and smash it, but it would be perfect for storing magazines or folded blankets.


First two photos: Bolia. Gif: Studio Joa Herrenknecht.