AND THE MAGNOLIA” ·
Kap -Sun Hwang
AURÉOLE represents the epitome of universal perfection. The sun and moon provide the inspiration for the interplay of light and shadow in which the plates with their slightly raised well have a full part to play. Cups open up like a magnolia blossom as it offers itself up to the light of the sun, and even the bowls with their elegantly drawn lines bear witness to a special harmony as part of the set. The generously-dimensioned tableau provides the centrepiece for the table where as a serving plate it functions as a symbol of hospitality and companionship. The universal saucers for all shapes of cup and smaller bowls combine simplicity with functional purist design, while the iconic teapot with its open-handled design and porcelain tea strainer perpetuates the familiar, harmonious design style. For a quite unique experience of the pleasure of noble porcelain.
AURÉOLE was created in close collaboration with Korean ceramicist Kap-Sun Hwang, one of today’s highest-profile designers of porcelain. In his work he is constantly forging links between Asia and Europe as he creates minimalist, multifaceted items as one of a kind, in many cases as a juxtaposition of contradictory experiences drawn from different cultures.