What’s Hot: Pencil to Porcelain

  • Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
    Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
  • Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
    Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
  • Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
    Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
  • Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
    Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
  • Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
    Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
  • Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
    Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
  • Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
    Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
  • Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
  • Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
  • Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
  • Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
  • Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
  • Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
  • Photo by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg

The centuries-old Bavarian porcelain manufacturer Nymphenburg has collaborated with Ruth Gurvich, the Paris-based Argentine contemporary artist known for her paper-medium work, to present a functional porcelain service that looks and feels like paper. The Lightscape collection, originally introduced in 2009 as an 18-piece service (covered in Robb Report’s May 2010 issue), was relaunched this year with épure decoration—a design that mimics the artist’s technical pencil markings. Hand-made at Nymphenburg’s workshops in Munich, the Lightscape pieces use Gurvich’s paper sculptures as bases that are then transformed into bisque porcelain using a technique that remains a company secret. The resulting pieces are left intentionally unglazed so as to replicate the appearance and texture of paper, and finally are marked with the épure details. Priced from about $170 to $2,010, the Lightscape épure pieces can be displayed as contemporary artworks or used as stylish china. Personalized motifs, like initials or monograms in épure markings or colorful designs, can be added for customization (price upon request). (nymphenburg.com)

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