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.
The UPDATE program is uncomplicated, easy to combine and stackable. Best of all: nothing has only one function. The dip bowl also serves as a saucer and a lid; the café-au-lait bowl doubles up as a rice or cereal dish, and by using plates as lids, bowls make practical storage containers. Microwave resistant, dishwasher safe and ovenproof. The UPDATE line has received several international design awards.
- Form 2001, Bundersverband Kunsthandwerk
- DDC-Preis Dutscher Designer Club
- Good Design Award (Japan)
- Good Design Award (Chicago)
- Form'99, Bundesverband Kunstahandwerk
- Roter Punkt Für höchste Designqualität
- Design Plus
- Thüringer Preis für Produktdesign
- Dinnerware collection is also available in nine different colors
- Easy to combine
- Microwave safe
- Dishwasher safe