Andreas Fabian (1957, Germany) is based in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. He has a design and silver smithing education from Germany and from The Royal College of Art, London. His PhD is from Brunel University, 2011. He is Course Leader of the BA (Hons) contemporary crafts & products course and Subject Leader of the MA silversmithing & jewellery course at Buckinghamshire New University.
A childhood in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Portugal and a design and silver smithing education in Germany and at The Royal College of Art, London was always going to make Andreas Fabian well connected to global design culture. Indeed interest in Fabian's work is worldwide with an exhibition record spanning London to Osaka. These days he delights in play where an overly familiar cultural form is re-imagined to subtly allude to several others and perhaps a natural form as well, toying with how well you observe his work. In his objects cool sighted functionalism meets reinterpretation and wry humour to create domestic objects that sensually occupy a much more thoughtful table landscape than usual. The refined details of a silversmith are seductive but they are undercut by an astringent clear-sighted questioning of function and purpose. Fabian's PhD (Brunel University 2011) research into spoons or what he calls "spoonness" led to ongoing collaborations with LA based private chef Roberto Cortez to explore and create new dining experiences during international food events.