Sarah Böttger & Hanna Emelie Ernsting


Sarah Böttger & Hanna Emelie Ernsting

The two German designers Sarah Böttger & Hanna Emelie Ernsting worked together to create the Trace rug.

Sarah Böttger trained as a cabinetmaker before she went on to study Industrial Design at the University of Art and Design in Offenbach am Main with additional studies in glass and furniture design at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. Today, she runs her own studio, specialized in the fields of product and furniture design, in Wiesbaden, Germany. Böttger about her inspiration: “I believe ideas and inspiration can be found everywhere, it is much more difficult to be open to it at the right moment. Diversity and contrasts are always important sources of inspiration to me.”

Hanna Emelie Ernsting studied product design at the school of design in Karlsruhe and at the ENSAD in Paris. Soon after her graduation, she opened her own studio in Frankfurt am Main, working mainly with textiles in any form.

Ernsting about what fascinates her: “I am thrilled when I come across something unexpected. This can be something fun, humorous or challenging. Things catch my attention when they are beautiful but unprocessed, meaning that they are not yet transformed into design.”