In a world that turns faster and faster, we yearn for a bit of permanence and cutting back to the essentials. With this in mind, Porzellanmanufaktur FÜRSTENBERG and the Vienna-based design studio EOOS have developed OMNIA tableware, which, with its four pieces, can calmly face any culinary eventuality.
The entire OMNIA service is comprised of a dinner plate, a plate for breakfast, dessert or side dish, a bowl and a cup, thus embodying the essence of modern dining culture. All four articles have a matte exterior and appear finely layered.
The play of contrasts is emphasised by the service’s optional bicoloured design. In addition to pure white, OMNIA uses the colours anthracite, light brown, bronze and dark brown to satisfy the urban lifestyle’s yearning for naturalness and sustainability. The special bicoloured version requires absolute precision during manufacturing, as the grooves in the coloured edition can only be made by applying a solid-coloured porcelain mass.
Asian today, perhaps African tomorrow – not only in the kitchen but also in modern interior design concepts, varierty has become a constant. What is important – the essential quality. Because it is reduced to the essential and at the same time universal, OMNIA is the perfect match for this trend.
The design team: EOOS
The Vienna Design Studio EOOS has designed a universal tableware set with OMNIA which skilfully plays on contrasts.The EOOS team, led by its founders Martin Bergmann, Gernot Bohmann and Harald Gründl, by their own admission reach their creative goals through “poetical analysis”.
Read the interview with the EOOS design team as pdf-file.
Producing the double walls of the hollowware requires great dedication and care, such as can be found only in a manufacturing company with people who do what they love and love what they do. Finesse is essential when handling the individual thin-walled pieces, which are carefully bonded at the edges.
Producing the double walls of the hollowware of OMNIA requires great dedication and care, such as can be found only in a manufacturing company with people who do what they love and love what they do. Finesse is essential when handling the individual thin-walled pieces of OMNIA, which are carefully bonded at the edges. Due to the double walls of OMNIA, it is also possible to hold the handleless cups and bowls of OMNIA when they contain hot drinks or soup.
The incredibly smooth surface of the OMNIA series gets its finishing touch when each bowl, cup and plate is polished by hand. The special allure of OMNIA also appears in the interplay between the individual pieces: each of them was inspired by growth in their shape and surface. When all four pieces of OMNIA by FÜRSTENBERG are stacked on top of each other, they grow into a single object – a sculpture embodying the essence of modern dining culture.
With OMNIA, FÜRSTENBERG as a modern manufacturing company takes another major step towards the future by presenting porcelain that fits our contemporary way of life by means of its timeless qualities.