About the Designer
Reduced design, not a superficial luxury: The room on the 7th Floor of the Berlin design and lifestyle hotels "Kurfürstendamm 101" offers a view over the rooftops of Berlin. Inside it is a relaxing atmosphere and thoughtful design - such as the white porcelain of the Thuringian porcelain manufacturer Kahla. Many of the designs are by Barbara Schmidt. The 36-year-old has become one of the most influential designers porcelain in Germany. Immediately after graduating from the University of Art and Design Giebichenstein (HKD) in the hall was staggered born in Berlin in 1991 to the former Kombinat VEB-fine ceramic, porcelain Kahla today. After the bankruptcy of the company, in 1993, the new management there paved the way for unusual design. Away from low-cost carriers - through a quality product with design competence. And with success: The lines of the house designer Barbara Schmidt have been awarded since 1994 nationally and internationally with numerous design awards. Including the Good Design Award in Chicago, the Red Dot Award and Japan's Good Design Award. Abroad led Schmidt among others, the University of Art and Design (UIAH) to Helsinki and later to Holland and Japan. Also of her called for Kahla into life: a series of competition for young designers, which is to Survival Kit (1999) and Seven Cups (2001) continued this year under the title Tomorrows Parties.
KAHLA's critically acclaimed designer Barbara Schmidt, with more than twenty international design awards, introduces a sensual approach to modern dinnerware with the Elixyr Collection. Schmidt delivers flowing contours that invite touch and leave an impression of porcelain and food blending into a perfect unity. The trapezoidal platters and sumptuous bowls and plates--each possessing a handle-like element--produce a definitive feeling of flexibility and fluidity. The unique design is a refreshing and representative ingredient for creative connoisseurs.
- Good Design Award (Japan) 2005
- reddot design award 2005
- Form 2005
- Internationaler Designpreis Baden-Württemberg
- Microwave safe
- Dishwasher safe