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 materials, embodies modern sustainability. This blend of art and champagne awaits you in our Naglergasse shop, where you can enjoy this perfect fusion of creativity, style, and excellence.
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.
"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.
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.
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.