The radiance of the sun and moon as the inspiration for timeless porcelain: the AURÉOLE form, which FÜRSTENBERG developed in collaboration with the Korean master ceramicist Kap-Sun Hwang, is a sophisticated form that appears to move weightlessly between ancient Asian porcelain traditions and modern European craftsmanship. Plates become representative stages, cups open up like magnolia blossoms facing the sun.
Kap-Sun Hwang, one of the most renowned master ceramicists of today, has captured the interplay between sun and moon in the elegant form of AURÉOLE by presenting the centres of the plate as a raised stage. This has the effect of transforming the rim of the plate into a light corona (auréole in French). “Plates usually have a deeper well so that dishes are quite literally poured into them. However, on the AURÉOLE plates, the dishes are elevated as if they were on a stage,” is Kap-Sun Hwang’s description of the unusual shape of the plates. All the drinking vessels were inspired by the shape of the magnolia blossom, one of the most beautiful flowers in Asia, and one that has a particularly elegant flower form. The iconic teapot with an open handle shape and porcelain tea strainer continues the harmonious design language.
FÜRSTENBERG has achieved a radiant form in AURÉOLE that received a Red Dot “Honourable Mention” in 2014 for its exceptionally successful detailed solutions.
CLAIR DE LUNE pattern
Mysterious, magical, romantic – the design CLAIR DE LUNE continues the play between sun and moon. With a highly varied representation of the moon in black, white and 24-carat gold, CLAIR DE LUNE is constantly creating new snapshots. At first glance, the design, which was created in FÜRSTENBERG’s own studio, appears to be an abstract geometrical pattern, but upon closer inspection it symbolises the changing of the moon, characterised by light and shadow. Decorated plate rims, bowls and cups become the orbit of the heavenly body. Four espresso cups in the colours Rouge, Orange, Citron and Violet add shimmering highlights to every table setting.
Just as the moon has always inspired our imagination, the diverse design variants and colour accents of CLAIR DE LUNE are also perfect for individual combinations with AURÉOLE in white.
COLORÉE conjures up the table delights of the south with a firework display of colours. Designed by Peter Kempe, the pattern with its intensively coloured philodendron leaves in the style of Matisse and Gauguin brings to mind the jungle and the Caribbean. Lagoon blue against absinthe, orange combined with warm chestnut – colour blocks encourage creative combinations. Mix & match – also with AURÉOLE in white – is specifically wished for with COLORÉE. Whether a Caribbean resort or the coast of the Côte d’Azur, a country house or your terrace at home, COLORÉE is modern joie de vivre and a festival for the eye.
The form AURÉOLE and designs CLAIR DE LUNE and COLORÉE are in perfect harmony with the many years of tradition of the FÜRSTENBERG porcelain manufactory. They combine high-quality craftsmanship with modern interpretations of style influences from various eras, and continue the company’s claim to excellent, unmistakeable porcelain.
A modern, traditional company: facts & figures:
• Foundation: 1747 by Duke Carl I of Braunschweig at the Fürstenberg hunting lodge
• Trademark: the crowned blue “F”, which internationally stands for sophisticated porcelain art “Made in Germany”
• Company headquarters and production sites: Castle Fürstenberg in Lower Saxony, currently with 85 employees
• Managing Director: André Neiß
• For end customers: via specialist retailers, the FÜRSTENBERG online shop and in the Manufactory Store in Fürstenberg
• Project customers: equipping of luxury hotels and upscale restaurants in Germany and around the world
• National market: accounts for around 60 per cent of turnover
• International market: accounts for around 40 per cent of turnover
• FÜRSTENBERG as an excursion destination: the castle complex with the Manufactory Store and museum, which was re-opened 2017 after a comprehensive restoration
For more information on FÜRSTENBERG visit fuerstenberg-porzellan.com.