A journey through history and presence
The DORÉE gilded decoration was designed by the Hamburg designer and style avant-gardist Peter Kempe, who has made several design contributions to individual porcelain patterns by FÜRSTENBERG. The ornamental motifs make the DORÉE pattern a radiant and modern interpretation reminiscent of times past - from elaborate mosaics in ancient Greece and filigree ornamentation in the Byzantine Empire through to the extravagant magnificence of the Russian Tsars. For the pattern DORÉE, Peter Kempe was particularly inspired by Russian drinking vessels: the driving force for DORÉE was a cup made for the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna in 1896. It is adorned with the monogram of both nobles and a geometric pattern with Romanov eagles. The Tsarina was also from the House of Darmstadt and loved FÜRSTENBERG porcelain. At the same time, the FÜRSTENBERG designer was also inspired by the more recent past, such as by a cup from Yves Saint Laurent's apartment in Paris. The DORÉE pattern therefore also reflects a modern nature and in its elegance sits effortlessly in the 21st century.
The design of the form and the DORÉE pattern are in harmony with the long-standing tradition of the porcelain manufacturer FÜRSTENBERG. They combine the sophisticated skills of the craftsman with modern interpretations of stylistic influences from times past as a constant expression of the company’s determination to create excellent porcelain in an unmistakeable design.