O - The better place
Design: Barbara Schmidt
The "O – The better place" series is limited to only a few multifunctional pieces. Still, it has all the essential functions of tableware. The distinct fold on the upper side of the porcelain offers the chef new opportunities to creatively stage his culinary creations and divides all pieces into two zones: one a space for the food, the other a surface for holding the dish. This series was inspired by folded paper, by the technique of origami, which literally means: oru = fold, kami = paper.
On the underside of the "O – The better Place" articles and on the inner surfaces of the cup handles, a little surprise is hidden: a delicate relief consisting of additional folds. When the porcelain is placed on the table, the texture is barely visible and only on the tall pieces. If you hold it in your hand, you experience the tactile stimulation coming from the textured underside.
With the décor "Fable Fleur", designer Lisa Keller introduces a fantastical world of plants. At times in clusters, at others scattered, the plants seem to grow out of the fold in the porcelain. This way, the delicate flowers and leaves in subtle shades of blue, turquoise and red become part of the play of light and shadow, which is the hallmark of the collection "O".
Design Form: Barbara Schmidt
Design Dekor: Inga Israel
The décor "Colour Shades" by Inga Israel brings a new airiness and liveliness to the table. Four vibrant colours echo the fold of the "O" design and expand it to include the circle. Giving the slanted surface a darker shade emphasises the play of light and shadow, and a variation in the angle of the light creates new, subtle colour schemes and nuances.