CHOCOLATE PORCELAIN FLOOR

Bottgersteinzeug was first developed in around 1707 by Johann Frederich Bottger, hence the name, this was before he had invented European hard porcelain. The material has a few characteristics reminiscent of precious stones, it was also known as jasper porcelain. Today because of its earthy reddish brown colour it is knows as chocolate porcelain at Meissen. It is produced in a special “manufactory with in the manufactory” the so-called red mint.

Because of the special hardness of the material it is perfect for exclusive floor designs – the material protects the floor well and over time a natural patina develops.

As well as floors it also makes for a spectacular wall covering and look stunning used with other Meissen tiles.

 

Retails from 5.74 Euros plus vat for a 75 x 75 mm tile.

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Monochrome, Young and Stylish

MEISSEN® Launches the Young ‘Black & White Style Collection’

 The famous porcelain manufactory has hand-picked service shapes and figurines from its extensive archive containing more than 800 000 forms from four centuries that are attractive to a younger target group – both in terms of aesthetics and price. These white/black products fit into contemporary homes and give a modern feel to classic pieces.

 Included in the range is this Black and White service from Meissen just right for a younger market both in term of design and price.

It is very elegant and will fit in to your decor whether it is hyper modern, classic or more traditional.  And it is timeless and will last you for generations.  

 Christian Kurtzke, Meissen’s CEO, explains. ‘Our goal is not to lead in terms of design, but in terms of style, that is to say, to go beyond good design to good and lasting value.

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 Note to Editors:

 MEISSEN®, one of the internationally leading German luxury brands, reflects the art of luxury – ever since the establishment of the MEISSEN Manufactory in 1710.

MEISSEN’s luxury products are defined by their special material, their traditional craftsmanship, and an unusual aesthetics characterized by individuality, sensuality, and high value. MEISSEN today has over 800 employees and is represented in 30 countries around the globe with 300 specialised retail outlets as well as its own shops.

 

 

MEISSEN® presents its Fine Art Exclusive Collection for Collectors and Investors

A programme of outstanding pieces of MEISSEN craftsmanship

 

With its MEISSEN Fine Art Exclusive collection, the MEISSEN porcelain manufactory reacts to the increasing demand from international collectors and investors seeking alternative forms of investments in times of the financial crisis. The 2010/2011 collection comprises 200 select objects characterized by outstanding artistry and thus lasting value.

The programme contains a wide range of styles, themes, and products from Meissen’s production in four centuries. These art objects are produced as strictly limited editions each year, and each object is numbered. As proof of their exclusive origin, they are marked by the ‘crossed swords’ in cobalt blue as well as the special sign of the MEISSEN exclusive collection. Some pieces are limited to one per year, the highest limit is 50.

Only a select circle of connoisseurs, collectors, and investors will have access to the very top class of MEISSEN craftsmanship, because even the splendid illustrated book in which the art works are presented is limited and numbered, and moreover cannot be purchased. Every copy is personally presented upon recommendation. 

However, in the run-up to an exhibition series in 2011, there will be a preview from October to December 2010 in Meissen, offering a glimpse of the new MEISSEN Fine Art Exclusive Collection.

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Style Personified

Something as simple as luxury tiles can completely transform a bathroom into a place of tranquillity and beauty. Meissen’s architectural tiles are 100% waterproof, so ideally suited to bathrooms, wet rooms, spa’s and kitchens.

The Meissen range of architectural tiles comes in five categories:

Minimalism, Royally Opulent, Trends, Ornaments and Refinement, Textures and Romanticism, so there is plenty of scope to find just the right one for your personal style.

At present there are 40 different colours to choose from, more will be added later.  Meissen has the largest colour laboratory of any porcelain manufacturer in the world. On the back of the tiles is their famous logo, the crossed swords, scratched into the tiles so that they adhere to the walls easily.

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Note to Editors:

MEISSEN®, one of the internationally leading German luxury brands, reflects the art of luxury – ever since the establishment of the MEISSEN Manufactory in 1710.

MEISSEN’s luxury products are defined by their special material, their traditional craftsmanship, and an unusual aesthetics characterized by individuality, sensuality, and high value. MEISSEN today has over 800 employees and is represented in 30 countries around the globe with 300 specialised retail outlets as well as its own shops.

Going for Gold

Sometimes only the best is good enough. This wine merchant has gone for gold using Meissen architectural tiles from the Royally Opulent range.

These tiles are covered in 24 carat gold.  No doubt the wine in the barrels reflecting in the shining gold will be much the tastier for it.

The Meissen range of architectural tiles comes in five categories:

Minimalism, Royally Opulent, Trends, Ornaments and Refinement, Textures and Romanticism all are 100% waterproof.

At present there are 40 different colours to choose from, more will be added later.  Meissen has the largest colour laboratory of any porcelain manufacturer in the world. On the back of the tiles is their famous logo, the crossed swords, scratched into the tiles so that they adhere to the walls easily.

www.meissen.com

Note to Editors:

MEISSEN®, one of the internationally leading German luxury brands, reflects the art of luxury – ever since the establishment of the MEISSEN Manufactory in 1710.

MEISSEN’s luxury products are defined by their special material, their traditional craftsmanship, and an unusual aesthetics characterized by individuality, sensuality, and high value. MEISSEN today has over 800 employees and is represented in 30 countries around the globe with 300 specialised retail outlets as well as its own shops.

MEISSEN Establishes MEISSEN ART CAMPUS

MEISSEN® increases its cooperation with young as well as established international artists.

MEISSEN announced the establishment of the MEISSEN ART CAMPUS. The goal of this new institution is to foster the cooperation with artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, and architecture. In this way, Europe’s oldest porcelain manufactory wants to spark new creativity and further strengthen its leading position in the field of fine art in porcelain. 

MEISSEN®’s CEO Christian Kurtzke explains his strategy: ‘We are going back to the ideas of Max Adolf Pfeiffer, MEISSEN’s general director at the beginning of the century, who in the 1920s cooperated with external artists and thus took MEISSEN to new heights of artistic achievement. What is important to me is that every artist really engages with our special material and with where we are, because every piece of MEISSEN® porcelain also contains a piece of the region.’

In order to facilitate this, Meissen makes studios, work materials, and competent craftsmen available to the visiting artists, so that they can realise their ideas. The length of stay can vary from a few days to up to a year. Artists are housed in hotels in the region.

MEISSEN® cooperates both with established renowned artists such as the German luminaries Karl O. Goetz and Otto Piene as well as with emerging young artists who have already attracted international attention with their work.

Last month, the Iranian painters Rokni und Ramin Haerizadeh were guests at MEISSEN ART CAMPUS

 to create new works on Meissen® porcelain. According to the art historian Karin Adrian von Roques, a specialist for contemporary Islamic art, and Edgar Quadt, publisher of the magazine Artinvestor, the works of these upcoming artists have already attracted a great deal of attention at exhibitions in the Middle East as well as the US and France.

‘My long-term vision is to develop MEISSEN® into a kind of “Mecca of contemporary art.” Many artists lobe the peace and calm as well as the beauty of our Elbe region, and they are deeply impressed and inspired by the craftsmanship and artistry of the 800 people working at the manufactory. The creative engagement between in-house and external artists will ensure freshness, provide new stimuli and an artistic revitalisation at MEISSEN®,’ says Christian Kurtzke about his goals.

Furthermore, close cooperation with leading international art schools is planned. MEISSEN® looks forward with great interest to receiving applications from interested art academies as well as directly from artists.

Some of the artist’s works on MEISSEN® porcelain.

Information and applications for interested artists  from: Daniela Lippert, MEISSEN ART CAMPUS

Telephone: +49 (0) 3521 468-290 / Fax: +49 (0) 3521 468-805 E-Mail: [email protected]

Parisian Chic

They are the Parisian market-women who come from the country into the city during the early hours of the day to sell their wares. The breathtaking colours and patterns of their bodices and skirts decorated the streets of Paris. It was these images which artist Johann Joachim Kaendler admired in 1753 and created the famous figurine series ‘Cris de Paris’, based on the engravings by the Comte de Caylus.

Today, the splendid colours and patterns of Johann Joachim Kaendler’s designs adorn this set. It is the wonderful combination of traditional Meissen porcelain with a modern and exciting twist, and perfect for your café au lait and a small croissant. They are skilfully hand painted at the Meissen factory.

The large cup with motifs by Johann Joachim Kaendler, together with an elaborately painted plate retails at €299.00.

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