The young artist Christine Klauder, alumna of the college of art and design Burg Giebichenstein, developed the vases and bowl series „masaai“ by order of the Porzellanmanufaktur Reichenbach. In the focus of these developments in Reichenbach stands he rich in contrasts presentation oft he trend theme Africa.
With the combination of serial industry design and the manufacturer production Reichenbach falls back on one of its most important core competences. By combining the cool styling with warm brown tones and fine nature materials the series sets completely new accents in the living quarters. The colour white symbolizes purity and freshness and brown stands for simplicity and renunciation. Both together the colours produce an exciting contrast.
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It requires an idea, passion and personal competence to revive a porcelain service from a non-existent manufactory as a reply, to produce it as a limited edition and to find a distribution partner.
This is what happened in the Thuringian town Jena, which is famous for its science and high technology- but only known by a few for its porcelain.
In the “Porzellanmanufaktur Burgau”, established in 1901 by Ferdinand Selle, high quality porcelain has been produced until 1929.
Living in Burgau, the designer Christine Klauder and the local association had the idea to revive the reply of Burgau porcelain as a district of Jena on the occasion of Burgau´s 750th anniversary. In cooperation with the town museum a Burgau porcelain of big historico-cultural valency had been picked: a set, which Henry van de Velde designed in 1914 for the owner of the manufactory: Ferdinad Selle. The set had never been produced due to the confusion of the 3rd World War. Mrs. Klauder and the local association won some private sponsors and the city of Jena for the support of their idea. Within only a few months a limited edition in different decorations has been produced. That was possible thanks to the Thuringian manufactory “Porzellanmanufaktur Reichenbach GmbH”, which produced the forms and basic manufacture, in cooperation with Christine Klauder.