Utopia & Utility was founded in 2012 by Finnish-German designer Pia Wüstenberg.
Our story is all about crafts: we collaborate with specialised workshops all around Europe to make each one of the materials that compose the final piece.
Pia Wüstenberg, Founder and Designer
We work closely with various independent European makers for each of our objects, creating timeless and ethically valuable pieces that also built a community of makers and creatives.
For 12 years now, the Stacking Vessels and other collectibles from U&U have made their way all around the world to prestigious boutiques, design exhibitions. They were shown in reputable places such as no 10 Downing Street (during the term of David Cameron), auction houses such as Sothebys and Phillips de Pury (London) and museums (Tate Modern and V&A). The Stacking Vessels are part of the permanent collection of the Shanghai Museum of Glass.
Everything we do is shaped by the hands of a maker.
Glass blowers, carpenters, ceramicist, metal spinners, etc… we find the talent that is needed in small, specialised European workshops.
A Utopia & Utility product travels through many hands before it reaches our warehouse in Germany. Things need to fit together precisely and each craftsman secures that they do just that.
Our materials and their origins:
Glass - England, Czech Republic
Ceramic - Germany, Italy
Wood - Finland, Germany, Japan *
Metal - England
Stone - Finland, Italy
Paper - Germany
Makenge - Zambia *
To find out more about our collections, our story and our crafts,
or to access the B2B catalogue for professionals, visit utopiaandutility.eu