Franziska Kessler + Sebastian Bergne
July 30th – August 5th 2017
Sebastian is a British industrial designer renowned for making everyday objects special with his essential and human approach to design.
Sebastian's versatility allows him and his team to work in different ways. As an external industrial design facility to international brands, as a designer and supplier of bespoke projects for individuals or organisations or as producer of his growing collection of editions.
Having graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1990, he founded his studio in the same year. His achievements have since been widely recognised with international design awards, frequent publications, exhibitions and inclusion in museum collections such as The Museum of Modern Art (New York) and the Design Museum (London). His wealth of experience makes him sought after as a curator, lecturer and commentator on design.
In November 2016 Bergne was also appointed Course Director of the Masters in product and furniture design at Kingston School of Art.
Franziska's professional history in the area of design is manifold. As a former lifestyle professional for magazines such as Vogue and Elle, she is currently working as an internationally acclaimed design expert, gallery owner, and interior designer. Yoga is an integral part of her life. It means a completion and reinforcement of one's bodily and mental abilities. In the combination of modern yoga and creativity she sees an enhanced potential in all that one undertakes. What began as a rather private concern with Yoga, soon brought insights that resulted in a professional commitment to it. She is now leading Yoga classes in Switzerland. Franziska was trained by worldwide known Kundalini teacher Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and her husband Gurushabd. Like their teaching, her own one is deeply inspired by the promise of the spirit and the technique of Yogi Bhajan. She still continues to study on an advanced level with Gurmukh and the Indian Reiki master Maa Gyaan Suveera.
July 30th – August 5th
The importance of balance in all aspects of art and design cannot be overstated. And in life at large, balance is fundamental for a healthy existence. We don’t always have control of what goes on around us, but we can try to control our inner life and balance the trouble outside.
This one week project with design and yoga expert Franziska Kessler and designer Sebastian Bergne explores the meaning and relationship between balance in mind, body and object. Activities in each area will address issues of balance, and participants will have the opportunity to transfer their experiences from one area to another. It will be an exciting and holistic journey to discover how balance can be achieved.
The workshop introduces and practices methods of Kundalini Yoga. It is suitable for beginners and more experienced practitioners alike.