Gifts Today magazine

Fuerstenberg debuts stunning new décor

Mystery, magic and romance are in the air with Germany’s oldest porcelain manufacturer Fuerstenberg’s third Clair de Lune décor on its famed Aureole form

Thanks to its varied representations of the moon using the colours black and white, and 24k gold, Clair de Lune cleverly captures moments in
time, over and over again, immersing every well set table in a timeless, modern light.

The different phases of the moon are mirrored in the raised and seemingly weightless Aureole design in a mystical, sophisticated way. Kap-Sun Hwang, one of today’s most renowned master ceramists, has already captured the interplay between the sun and the moon in the elegant form by designing the plate well as a raised platform, thus turning the rim of the plate into a halo of light (auréole
in French).

With Clair de Lune, the magical attraction of the moon is transformed into numerous extraordinary compositions in black, white and gold on the high-quality manufactured porcelain.

This decor, which was developed by the porcelain experts in Fuerstenberg, appears as an abstract geometrical pattern at first glance but, when taking a closer look, symbolises the light and shadow so typical of the moon’s changes.

Decorated plate rims, bowls and cups portray the orbit of the heavenly body. Just as the moon has always inspired the fantasy of mankind, Clair de Lune and its multifaceted decor variations are an invitation for individual combinations, also with Aureole in white.

Clair de Lune is already the third decor on the Areole form, which stands for itself in puristic white while simultaneously providing room for avant-garde stylings. The ornamental gold decor Doree by Hamburg-based designer and style avant-gardist Peter Kempe is a modern interpretation of historic ornaments – from the elaborate mosaics of antique Greece, the filigree detailing of the Byzantine Empire and all the way to the extravagant finery of the Russian tsars.

Coloree uses a firework of colours to invoke the pleasures of the southern table.With his strikingly colourful philodendron leaves, Peter Kempe’s decor is reminiscent of jungles and the Caribbean in a
manner typical of Matisse and Gauguin. Lagoon blue set against absinthe, orange combined with a warm chestnut – colour blockings are an invitation for creative combinations.

In Coloree, mixing & matching is expressly called for. The new Aureole form and the Clair de Lune, Doree and Coloree decors are in harmony with the long-standing tradition of Fuerstenberg. They combine sophisticated craftsmanship with modern interpretations of stylistic influences from different eras and are a constant expression of the company’s standards of unmistakable and excellent porcelain.

With Aureole, Fuerstenberg has created a radiant form, which seems to float weightlessly between timeless Asian porcelain tradition and modern European craftsmanship. Aurole was awarded with the Red Dot “Honourable Mention” in 2014 for its outstanding design details.

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