Oriental intrigue: FÜRSTENBERG's pattern RAJASTHAN translates the grandeur of India into contemporary table culture. This exceptional pattern RAJASTHAN unites contrasts and combines them into something entirely new. For professional use in hospitality, but also for individualists, collectors and enthusiasts of stylish contemporary porcelain culture love RAJASTHAN.
In collaboration with the Hamburg designer and style avant-gardist Peter Kempe, FÜRSTENBERG, Germany's second oldest porcelain manufacturer, has come up with something unique: RAJASTHAN. Inspired by oriental forms, the rich colours of Indian saris and the gold decorated temples of Rajasthan, they complemented the precise geometric design of the form with golden lattice from Indian architecture, Byzantine floral design and textile ornaments from the 16th century. RAJASTHAN carries us off on a spiritual journey to the Ancient Orient - one can almost hear the magnificent elephants in procession in front of the Taj Mahal or smell the scent of exotic spices.
Time and time again, we see precious golden lattice in Indian temple architecture - an element that has been widely varied for RAJASTHAN and which is shown in four fine forms. Floral borders, like the ones that decorated the saris in the court of the Maharajah of Kapurthala, make a colourful contrast. Teapots and coffee cups of RAJASTHAN again bear clear patterns that were originally brought to India from Byzantium by Christian pilgrims. The exciting mix of eras and cultures continues in the bread plates of RAJASTHAN of the collection. These are decorated with exceptional patterns like those of an emblazed wedding elephant, the gemstone agraffes of the Maharajah of Patiala or the peacock of the Maharajah of Kashmir. Its authentic and stylistically accurate motifs will make collectors' hearts flutter and are an invitation to make individual combinations. A lavishly decorated whatnot, where even the joint is ornamented, is the centrepiece of the pattern RAJASTHAN. To match, there are also entirely new accessories such as two trays (31 or 45 cm) and dipping bowls (8 or 10 cm), a soup/salad bowl and a mug.
"The porcelain trend is returning to the more lavish, more classic and more elaborate decorations," explains the designer of the exceptional magnificence of RAJASTHAN. In other words: tradition meets innovation. The "intoxicating colour and ornamentation" is but only one side of this FÜRSTENBERG innovation. It contrasts with the modernity and precision of the CARLO form: its highly detailed fractures, the clear lines and the subtly curved surfaces make it ideal for combinations. Both together - the unobtrusive form and the well thought-out and inspiring pattern RAJASTHAN - make a subtle whole that wants to support the individual lifestyle of its owner and communicate, but not dominate. This is why FÜRSTENBERG has designed its new collection so that it can be composed according to personal preference and perhaps also expanded or varied.