Patricia Urquiola, one of the most active and exciting designers working today, exhibits Landscape her recent porcelain range for the ceramic manufacturers Rosenthal.
From dinner wares to tea-sets, cutlery to glass, this exquisitely designed collection, which took over two years to develop, combines smooth simplicity with richly textured surface decoration.
Spanish born Urquiola is known for her love of decoration and with Landscape she has produced exceptionally fine, translucent porcelain forms, creating ceramic surfaces with a variety of intricate decorations and patterns "The pattern is erratic" explains Urquiola "sometimes filling the form and at other times escaping". Responding to today's visual mood, Urquiola has created "a sensual compendium". Landscape is a unique service which combines smooth and textured surfaces, solidity and translucency as well as Western and Oriental ceramic styles resulting in a truly inspiring collection.
Patricia Urquiola - Purely Porcelain presents the entire design process, tracing the idea from design concept through prototype to finished product and invites us to see the complex, experimental and collaborative stages that transform a vision into a finished usable product. This collaboration with Rosenthal is the first time Urquiola has worked with porcelain. A challenge she has enjoyed, "ceramics are less about problem solving and more about our aesthetic and emotional response to them" says Urquiola.