Linck in time
Enjoying a moment at the Swiss ceramic producer's picturesque atelier.
Swiss ceramic producers LINCK KERAMIK are renowned for their cool, minimal take on homeware. The beauty of the production process is mirrored in the atelier’s picturesque environs, a tree-lined street that runs close to the Aare River.
Andreas has known LINCK for a long time, and recently took the opportunity to visit the atelier in Bern. Each item is made by hand on a traditional potter’s wheel, and only a very skilled few are able to execute the designs. “Everything is very slow there, because of the precision in the production – the movement of the river is faster, because it’s all handmade,” says Andreas.
Today LINCK retains its aura of refreshing, monochrome modernism, with collections of stacked, geometric vessels and vases recalling founder Margrit Linck’s interest in avant-garde artists such as Giacometti and Picasso. Typically white — with forays into black and even colour (courtesy of a collaboration with fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic) — LINCK‘s ceramics are objets d’art that invite tranquil contemplation. “This workshop is a place where you become instantly quiet — a very, very beautiful place,” says Andreas.
"This workshop is a place where you become instantly quiet — a very, very beautiful place."