Ukraine fundraiser

Sans und Leder

For our Ukraine fundraiser, we’ve teamed up with the designer duo Sans und Leder (Michael Sans and Frank Leder). The two have designed a coaster that takes up a true legend of German pub culture: the time-honored “Herrengedeck”. In most German regions this term refers to the unholy combination of beer and schnapps – a “Langer” and a “Kurzer,” a long tall one and a short one. Fun fact: a “Herrengedeck” made up of beer and sparkling wine was the mandatory minimum consumption in many pubs on Hamburg’s Reeperbahn well into the seventies.

To make your Herrengedeck complete, we have enlisted the support of the Josephinenhütte, Zwiesel Glas, the Schneeeule and the Freimeisterkollektiv. 100% of the proceeds from this set will go towards UN Women Ukraine, which supports women’s organizations that provide essential services and resources for refugee women and girls.

Thank you everyone!

Photos by Michael Sans

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Beer coasters – Sans and Leder

Designed and produced by the designer duo Sans und Leder (Michael Sans, Frank Leder). The coasters are made from 3.5mm thick vegetable tanned cowhide (blank leather) from southern Germany. The edges are plastered by hand, the embossing is done with a steel punch executed in one swift blow.

No. 4 Champagne Glass- Josephinenhütte

With its large surface area, deep tip and a body that narrows towards the rim, this glass beats every other champagne glass by a mile. We think it’s so wonderful that we do, in fact, serve beer in it, too.
Height 24cm, diameter 8,5cm

Grappa glass Enoteca – Zwiesel

The Enoteca grappa glass from Zwiesel is mouth-blown. With its pronounced flask shape, it allows for an impressive development of flavours.

Marlene Traditional Berliner Weisse – Schneeeule

Berliner Weisse fermented with Brettanomyces strains obtained from bottles up to 50 years old. In 2018, we had Schneeeule’s mastermind Ulrike set aside 1200 bottles of Berliner Weisse and waited a whole year before we started selling this matured version.

HRINIVKA 811 – Freimeister Collective

Until the outbreak of the war, Anton Petrov ran a small distillery outside of Kiev: VoeVodka. Having since fled to Berlin with his family, Anton has now joined up with the Freimeisterkollektiv. Hrinivka is a traditional Ukrainian spirit. First, chopped horseradish is extracted in vodka, then the spicy macerate is rounded off with honey.

Sans und Leder
It was long overdue, but the design duo of our nobelhart (and occasionally filthy) dreams has finally joined forces: Michael Sans und Frank Leder. If you’ve been to the restaurant, you’re already familiar with Michael Sans’ unique aesthetic vision – not just did Michael design our corporate identity but also did our interiors, from the layout right up to the chairs and candleholders Trained as a cabinet maker, Michael received a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design from the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, USA and completed his Masters Degree in Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London. Michael lives and works in Berlin. If there is one designer who brings German tradition into his work without dabbling in odiously naive notions of “Heimat”, it’s Frank Leder. In terms of aesthetics and production, his collections are firmly indebted to the legacy of German craftsmanship, reimagining guild clothing and traditional folk costumes. His cosmetics, too, are full of subtle references and Frank’s trademark wit. His fragrances may sound unusual, but are thoroughly joyful – don’t be surprised if even a hand soap named after long begone butcher’s products leaves you wanting more!