Once upon a Time at the Breakfast Table
KAHLA combines new fairy tale décors for children with cheerful tableware for the whole family.
A nice idea for families: KAHLA incorporates its new tableware for children into a series for the whole family. Four sets with fairy tale motifs by Hamburg-based illustrator Katharina Sieg are combined with colour-coordinated pieces from the KAHLA Pronto series and articles from the design collections Update and Five Senses to create a cheerful atmosphere at the table. All cups, plates and bowls from the fairy tale series as well as all pieces from the tableware for adults are available separately. This creates a personalised, colourful breakfast landscape that makes everyone happy. And should between milk, cereal and jam one of the pieces fall off the table and break, it is easily replaced without having to purchase an entire new set.
Red as blood, white as snow ...
"I create worlds in which I would love to step in myself and where amazing things are waiting to be discovered also off the beaten path", says illustrator Katharina Sieg, who has reinterpreted four popular fairy tales for KAHLA in a modern way. Cups, and shallow and deep plates retell the stories of the Brothers Grimm, a little bit tongue-in-cheek and with many eye-catching details.
They are sure to become favourites with the kids also thanks to their cheerful individual colour schemes, which can be coordinated with the colourful Pronto porcelain series. Within that wider colour range, mom, dad or older siblings are sure to find cups, bowls and accessories that will guarantee a great start into the day. Puss in Boots, for example, goes well with the Pronto colours lime and night blue. Sleeping Beauty coordinates well with rosé and petrol. The adventures of Hansel and Gretel in the woods and at the ginger-bread house come to life before an orange and opal green background. For Snow White, it must be red and white, naturally – preferably a slightly off-white shade, such as ivory.
The fairy tale motifs are designed so that they can easily be combined with each other. The Sleeping Beauty cup for example also matches the Snow White plate. Each child will quickly find their favourite cup, bowl or plate on the table and will be excited about a colourful and happy start into the day. Basic pieces in white from the KAHLA collections Update and Five Senses such as a tiered stand, shallow plates and jugs in two sizes complement the product selection and make sure that fresh fruit, cheese, cold cuts and beverages find their way to the breakfast table as well.
About the illustrator
Katharina Sieg, born 1982, studied illustration at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, where she currently lives and works as an independent illustrator. At her drawing table, she creates multi-faceted visual worlds. Her work includes numerous children's books. One of them, "Die Nacht des Elefanten" (The Night of the Elephant), was recently recognised as one of the 25 most beautiful German books of 2017 by the Stiftung Buchkunst (Book Art Foundation). Katharina Sieg works with a wide range of techniques, from water colours and coloured pencils to transparent paper collages at the light table.
About her work for the new KAHLA porcelain series for children, she says: "Illustrating fairy tales is a pure joy. They are rich in symbolic objects and can be beautifully populated with magical creatures. When you illustrate fairy tales, you can reinvent all the rules!"