A TASTE OF PURE LIGHTNESS
Limoges 2.0 @ VICIS 2018Porcelain is a comparatively new material in Europe. It was only in the 18th century, when the combination of kaolin, quartz and feldspar succeeded. Especially Limoges porcelain enjoys the Royal reputation it once gained—due to its transparent lightness—at the french court. The ancient luxury of feudalism found expression in a pompous and playful decor.
This aesthetic moved into bourgeois glass cabinets, when porcelain became less expensive during the 19th century. Preserved by traditional handicraft and the Culture of Collecting, up till now only few decors disrupt this order.
Neither is the case with the table wear of ceramic designer Birgitta Schrader: attracted by this valuable material, she specialized in Limoges porcelain with its difficult production technique.
A set of 14, sensibly variable pieces, available in eleven coordinated colours occured. This variety of combinations keeps offering new layouts for various occasions, whereby—due to its puristic elegance—every single piece can be a stand-alone. With its huge spectrum of creative blend, its colours and forms still awake the passion for collecting, as it is very often attributed to porcelain, while the unique feel asks for enjoyable usage instead of gathering dust in the vitrine.
Part of the exhibition VICIS // ALWAYS CHANGE A RUNNING SYSTEM | March 3—11, 2018 | Architekturgalerie München im BUNKER | mcbw.