The new KAHLA linen & cotton décor brings classic table linens and tactile textile associations to the table
KAHLA presents the first tableware with porcelain-integrated table linens. Tablecloths, table runners and place mats are increasingly disappearing from our tables. In these times of minimalism and Scandinavian design, people prefer to place their plates directly on beautiful wood or stone surfaces. That is why KAHLA designer Lisa Keller combined the classic materials used to lay tables directly with porcelain. Her new linen & cotton décor plays with the textures of linen and cotton and presents them in a new form: on the plate instead of next to it or underneath.
The subtle colour scheme in muted blue, green and sand demonstrates a sense of style and fits well into purist living environments dominated by light colour shades and natural and authentic materials. Perfect for everyone who does not want to cover their beautiful marble, oak or walnut table.
Patchwork meets purism
Lisa Keller found the inspiration for her design during her visits to cities such as Berlin, Milan and Copenhagen: "Whether in restaurants, bistros or private dining rooms: I noticed that suddenly there are exposed materials everywhere. Bare wooden tables and stone surfaces are replacing the classically-laid dinner table", she says. "This makes the contrast between soft and hard materials, between solid and light disappear. So, I wondered how I could create visual rhythms at the table when there are no table linens."
With linen & cotton, the designer took the familiar and beautiful textile elements of the classic table setting of cotton and linen and reinterpreted them in a new way. Two patterns each of both fabrics are arranged in a collage-like fashion on the flowing porcelain from the KAHLA Elixyr series. The textile transparency creates an impression of softness and airiness. Where the fabric strips overlap, the material underneath shows through, which creates new colour shades.
KAHLA Elixyr with a new look
The new décor decorates the Elixyr series (design form: Barbara Schmidt), which received numerous awards for its outstanding design. The linen and cotton elements were arranged on the various plates, bowls and cups of the series in different ways; the breakfast and dinner plates even have two pattern variations each. All pieces are available separately and can be combined to create dramatic table compositions. A 12-pcs. gift set for two people completes the selection.
As with all KAHLA collections, the articles can be combined with individual white pieces from the Elixyr or other KAHLA series. Thus, the linen & cotton décor invites a trend update. After all, even just a few new pieces will give the table a new appearance – and provide new material for conversations at the table.