Ceramics are among the oldest artefacts that have been appreciated since time immemorial. Objects for everyday life are formed from the natural material, which follow a constant change and new interpretations in their processing.
Veuve Clicquot celebrates its 250th anniversary with a striking collaboration with acclaimed ceramic artist, Paola Paronetto. Embodying a similar spirit of innovation and audacity, Paronetto has crafted a special edition collection for "La Grande Dame 2015". The collection includes six unique gift boxes and three oversized ceramic bottle sculptures. The highlight is "Giganti", monumental bottles standing over four meters high. Moreover, the "Grande Dame" packaging, composed of 100% recyclable...
"Beauty has an incredible power," explains Austrian - New York-based - star designer Stefan Sagmeister, who has been intensively dedicated to the topic for years due to his conviction of its positive effects. He takes a new look at the value of aesthetics and its function.
Before European porcelain from Meissen and Vienna began their triumphal procession through Europe in the early 18th century, a type of luxury ceramics developed in Italy had shaped the upscale table culture: majolica. The MAK is exhibiting its exquisite collection of 220 specimens of richly painted stoneware in the context of their history for the first time from April 6 to August 7, 2022.
We are taking a break to catch our breath, explains Li Edelkoort, the best-known prophet among trend researchers. The frantic consumerism will be over and people will rejoice. Like a comma in a sentence, we take time to reflect before returning to work.
The big secret has been revealed - the new Pantone color of the year is called Very Peri! The special thing about the new trend shade with the identification number PANTONE 17-3938 is that for the first time ever, the color of the year 2022 was completely newly developed by the Pantone Color Institute.
Gold is increasingly in vogue. Sparkling cups, bowls, plates, enchanting teapots. Handmade objects for daily use with a high degree of elegance and creativity are presented to you as inspiration for giving gifts to gold lovers.
The supersalone, a special event curated by architect Stefano Boeri as part of Salone del Mobile Milano, opened its doors from September 5th to 10th, 2021, as the first major design exhibition since the pandemic. It provided a platform for creative experimentation, showcased what an international furniture fair should look like in the future, and reinforced the central position of Milan and the Salone in the international design, culture, and innovation scene.
The widely recognized division of a meal into appetizer, main course, and dessert dates back to ancient times. In the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, Haute Cuisine developed in France and influenced the entire continent. It was in France where the service à la française, a style of presenting dishes, emerged as an elaborate orchestration of culinary delights, later replaced by the service à la russe. Both styles continue to shape modern dining etiquette and are currently regaining popularity.
He calls himself a natural clay ceramist: "My products are born from earth and fire to delight people." With great passion, he prepares the clay, shapes it, and experiments with different ovens. His works are a constant metamorphosis toward the perfection of the interplay between material, form, and language.
A beautifully set table is about much more than just presenting dishes and utensils - it is a symbol of the beauty and value of everyday life, the power of dining as a means of communication, and the importance of the rituals and traditions we have around food.
According to Li Edelkoort, one of the most well-known prophets among trend forecasters, craft will play an essential role in the future for preserving traditions and creating jobs. It not only offers the opportunity to preserve and promote local cultures and identities, but also makes a significant contribution to reducing environmental impact.
On the occasion of his 80th birthday, the MAK Vienna dedicated an exhibition to the renowned Austrian artist from March 17 to April 25, 2021, which will be shown again from July 21 to August 22, 2021, in the stables of the Kaiservilla in Bad Ischl. Objects personally selected by him from his private collection as well as from private collectors give an overview of his 60-year career in the show.
Or are they the same thing? For Hans Fischer, definitely not: "The difference between craft and art is a quantum leap in exposure," he says. "As an artist, you expose yourself much more." But this distinction has nothing evaluative for him.
Located on the French Riviera, the commune of Vallauris has a long tradition of pottery due to its clay-rich soil. Initially known for producing functional ceramics, the city saw the emergence of a traditional production of art ceramics at the end of the 19th century. The port city reached its peak when Picasso decided to devote himself to ceramics in 1948, which opened up a new creative perspective for him and attracted a worldwide audience.
Handgefertigte Teller sind Objekte, die ferne Geschichten und Traditionen erzählen können. Bunt oder einfarbig, kreativ und einzigartig. Sie sind perfekt für einen originell gedeckten Tisch. Es gibt Stücke, welche die Handwerkskunst der Vergangenheit nachzeichnen und andere, die sie auf moderne Weise neu interpretieren. Wir mögen beide, weil sie die Kreativität des Augenblicks am besten repräsentieren können.
Mailand, Paris, endlich wieder. Nach einer langen, pandemiebedingten Pause, welche die Welt ab März 2020 in den Lockdown versetzte, haben sich im September dieses Jahres die internationalen Trendmessen - der Salone del Mobile in Mailand und die Maison & Objet in Paris - zurückgemeldet und in neuem Kleid präsentiert. Wie werden wir in Zukunft wohnen? Zwei Themen schienen über die Landesgrenzen hinweg zu dominieren: Die Nachhaltigkeit und das Handwerk.