The subtle difference
by Anna Moldenhauer | 4/3/2018
Light + Building recently closed its doors to the public in Frankfurt/Main. Which topics are people still talking about? Here is Stylepark’s retrospective overview of the fair.
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In Nymphenburg, handmade porcelain objects and works of art are manufactured according to the concepts of contemporary designers and artists who count among some of the most widely-renowned creators of art worldwide. Well-known designers like Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius, Reed Kram and Clemens Weisshaar, fashion designers like Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood and Gareth Pugh, and artists like Carsten Höller, Olaf Nicolai and Wim Delvoye focus intensely on the historical and cultural context of Nymphenburg and express their outstanding artistic visions in the highest quality porcelain. The character-shaping creative relevance of the work owes to the close collaboration between the artists and the masters’ workshops of Nymphenburg. In this last pure manufactory in the world, each of the porcelain parts is still worked by hand with techniques being applied which have been passed down from generation to generation and held onto since 1747. In the framework of the design processes, a dialogue between the artist and manufactory emerges, creating space for experimentation and ensuring that the original ideas and concepts of the artists can be perfectly put into practice. For Nymphenburg this means opening up new perspectives, consistently advancing existing methods of manufacture, and shifting the limits of what’s possible. As an institution of creative force with a history spanning more than 266 years, Nymphenburg aims to consistently face up to the challenges of the 21st century and create outstanding designer objects and works of art with timeless values.