Laura Jungmann & Cornelius Réer, DEU, 2014

Wine, water, beer bottles – all standard bottles. Already in finished form, but now cleaned and with the labels removed. They are also raw glass, or parts for new manufacturing. Heated to high temperatures, they can be reshaped – to vases or jugs for water, wine or juice. Or for flowers.


SAMESAME, Glass bottles, 2014
Industrial glass/bottle
H c. 20–35, Ø c. 9–11 cm
5 samples
Edition of 10 samples per model


Laura Jungmann

Laura Jungmann studied product design at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Germany, and at Istanbul Technical University. Since 2013 she has been working freelance and on her own projects. In 2013 her university thesis involved cooperation with several regional craftspeople on concepts of meaningful work. Since then regional, ecological and social ways of working have been at the centre of her work. Her thesis led to her collaboration with the glassmaker Cornelius Réer and the product label SAMESAME. The two design, develop, manufacture and sell their glass objects together.

Cornelius Réer

Cornelius Réer trained as a glassmaker and then worked as an assistant in various studios, including in Sweden. He studied for a year at the International Glass Centre Brierley Hill in the United Kingdom and then went freelance with his own collection. From 2004 to 2008 he ran his own glass studio in Fürth, Germany, and moved to Nuremberg in 2008. His design idioms use subtle colours, and create well-working objects with decisive forms. He is seen as one of the most innovative glassmakers in Germany. In 2014 Cornelius Réer and the product designer Laura Jungmann founded the label SAMESAME.

Laura Jungmann

Studies: Product design at the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design (HfG)
Studio: SAMESAME, since 2014

Philosophy:  Regional, ecological and social aspects, as well as a love for materiality and craftsmanship determine her work.
Exhibitions: Interieur Kortrijk, Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe, Rauch Museum
Status: freelance designer
Lives/works: Karlsruhe, Germany

Contact: www.laurajungmann.de

Cornelius Réer *1961

Studies: Brierley Hill Glasscenter in Dudley UK
Studio: SAMESAME since 2014
Philosophy: The intention behind SAMESAME is to show a new creative path towards alternative product and productivity thinking. But above all, the project is a homage to a craft that has increasingly been forgotten - that of glass blowing.
Exhibitions: Interieur Kortrijk, Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe, Rauch Museum
Status: He operates a workshop for glass melting in Fürth and in Nürnberg
Lives/works: Fürth and Nürnberg, Germany

Contact: www.cornelius-reer.de