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.
Enjoyable company, the right ingredients, and practical but beautiful tableware simply go together. Five Senses is a versatile porcelain concept for today’s kitchen and table. Well designed and with an eye-catching form, this modern dinnerware is sensible and surprisingly functional. Perfect for serving just one as well as your most anticipated dinner parties, the Five Senses Collection boasts extraordinary cups, plates, dishes and more. These modern classics take porcelain dinnerware to a new level of gourmet preparation and presentation.
Five Senses Awards:
- IDEA (Industrial Design Excellence Award) USA 2004
- iF Design Award (Hanover)
- Good Design Award (Chicago) 2003
- Auszeichnung beim Designpreis Thüringen 2003
- Good Design Award (Japan) 2003
- Form 2003
- reddot design award 2002
- DDC-Preis 2002 Deutscher Designer Club
- Form 2001
- Microwave safe
- Dishwasher safe