A graduate of the University of the Arts London, German-born designer Bodo Sperlein opened his London-based studio in 2000. Originally specializing in ceramics, Sperlein has worked in collaboration with esteemed porcelain manufacturers around the world, including Dibbern in Germany, Lladró in Spain, and Nikko in Japan. He cemented his reputation creating collections for several Michelin-starred chefs and restaurants, such as The Ledbury, Five Fields, Yauatcha and Roppongi Terrace in Tokyo.
Each of his project is a reflection of Sperlein’s engagement in supporting the cultural heritage and ethos inherent to traditional craftsmanship. He materializes this interest through the design and production of signature collections handcrafted by contemporary artisans using time-honored techniques various materials including wood, silver, and bone porcelain china.
Over the years, Sperlein’s repertoire has extended to include collaborations and commissions from porcelain and ceramics to interior accessories and lighting, often echoing his enthusiasm for rejuvenating heritage brands.
The designer has grown a distinct and cohesive vocabulary informed by his thorough appreciation and understanding of the material and his advocacy for master-craftsmanship.