The sun, the moon and the magnolia
The white AURÉOLE opens up unlimited scope for varied table decorations: Plates set the scene while cups are reminiscent of magnolias, opening up towards the sun.
The universal radiation intensity of the sun and moon as an inspiration for cosmopolitan porcelain: the form AURÉOLE, which was created with Korean ceramicist Kap-Sun Hwang, is a sublime design apparently effortlessly merging ancient Asian porcelain traditions and the modern work of the European craftsman.
“Creating harmoniously designed living spaces and being at one with nature.” This Far Eastern philosophy for life is how the renowned Seoul-born ceramicist Kap-Sun Hwang describes the things that are important to him, the things that have moulded him – and which also feature in his work. He started working closely with FÜRSTENBERG as long ago as 2001.
The universal radiation intensity of the sun and moon as an inspiration for cosmopolitan porcelain: the AURÉOLE design, which FÜRSTENBERG created in close collaboration with Korean ceramicist Kap-Sun Hwang, is a sublime design apparently effortlessly merging ancient Asian porcelain traditions and the modern work of the European craftsman. AURÉOLE plates set the scene while cups are reminiscent of magnolias, opening up towards the sun. The tableware series AURÉOLE by FÜRSTENBERG includes various pieces from service plates, espresso and tea cups up to a teapot and bowls.
AURÉOLE was created in close collaboration with FÜRSTENBERG and Korean ceramicist Kap-Sun Hwang, one of today’s highest-profile designers of porcelain. AURÉOLE represents the epitome of universal perfection and provides a quite unique experience of the pleasure of noble porcelain. The AURÉOLE plates with their slightly raised well have a full part to play in the interplay between light and shadow. Kap-Sun Hwang describes the unusual design of the plates: "Normally, plates have a deeper base than other vessels which means they are literally filled with food. On the AURÉOLE plates, the food is sublimely presented as if on stage." Depending on the lighting, interesting reflections become visible on the edges of the plate. All drinking vessels of AURÉOLE share the common theme "magnolia" - one of the most beautiful flowers in Asia with a particularly elegant flower shape. Even the five bowls of AURÉOLE with their elegantly drawn lines in the magnolia style bear witness to a special harmony as part of the set. The generously-dimensioned platter of AURÉOLE provides the centrepiece for the table where as a serving plate it functions as a symbol of hospitality and companionship. The universal AURÉOLE saucers for all shapes of cup and smaller bowls combine simplicity with functional purist design, while the iconic teapot with its open-handled design and porcelain tea strainer perpetuates the familiar, harmonious design style. The 1.25 litre capacity is what tea drinkers want most of all. AURÉOLE by Porzellanmanufaktur FÜRSTENBERG gives an impression of something lighter, more radiant and everlasting than exists in the real world.