Sieger X Fürstenberg
The collaboration between Porzellanmanufaktur Fürstenberg and Sieger was started in 2005 under the lifestyle brand Sieger by Fürstenberg. Intensive collaboration resulted in the creation of many unusual and exclusive gift items as well as the My China! range.
Wafer-thin porcelain, refined shapes and decors – in the Porzellanmanufaktur Fürstenberg studios, Sieger designs are transformed into products of exceptional quality and fineness. Every single cup, plate and accessory is one of a kind. Individually crafting these unique objects involves many different stages – requiring up to 100 hands and six weeks of work.
This quality can only be achieved with the expertise, precision and passion of a manufactory with centuries of experience. Founded in 1747, Porzellanmanufaktur Fürstenberg brings together unique artisanry and cutting-edge technology to produce the refined Sieger by Fürstenberg collections.
The Process of Precision
It all begins with detailed design drawings that are then translated with masterful craftsmanship into three-dimensional plaster models. These models are used to create plaster molds into which the liquid porcelain clay is then poured. The porous plaster mold rapidly absorbs moisture from the porcelain clay, resulting in a porcelain blank with a leathery consistency. Each blank is meticulously cleaned by hand using sponges and small knives for an immaculate finish. Only then are the blanks fired and glazed.
The fineness and exquisite precision of the My China! dinner service demands exceptional skill and sensitivity. The porcelain’s exceptionally thin walls, which in places are just 2.5 mm thick, means that the standard hand-glazing method, in which cups and bowls are individually dipped and swished around in a liquid glaze by hand, cannot be used. Instead, each wafer-thin piece needs to be individually sprayed with glaze. After that, things get hot: in order to achieve the hardness that this porcelain is famed for, the pieces are fired in a kiln at up to 1,400 degrees. The new porcelain pieces shimmer in pure white when they leave the kiln.
News For 2019
Colourful Vases in an Eclectic Style Mix
Each of the new colourful vases Wonderland, Supernova and Paradise has its own distinctive contemporary style. The plain backgrounds lend added expressive power to the imaginative patterns. As a group, the three vases make up a thrillingly eclectic mix. They are adorned with 24-carat gold and feature tapered openings that lend themselves both to minimalist flower arrangements and lavish bouquets. The three porcelain vases in the Luna collection are already available in pure white and in the black and white decor Ca’ d’Oro that combines vertical and horizontal stripes.
Two New ‘Sip of Gold‘ Tumblers
No two pieces are alike: each tumbler is one of a kind, a product of masterful artisanry and guided chance. The cobalt blue decors Drips and Drops are applied by hand with great finesse. Drops big and small create completely new patterns on the wafer-thin white porcelain each and every time, making each tumbler’s unique, handcrafted character vividly palpable. “They express the yearning for unique objects and tangible craftsmanship,” explains Michael Sieger. Thanks to the 24-carat interior gilding, hundreds of glistening reflections are produced when the tumblers are filled with sparkling drinks, creating the impression of liquid gold.
The Prometheus Now Available in Satin Black
24-carat gold on the inside, pure matt black on the outside – the new Satin Black finish further accentuates Prometheus’s striking masculine look. Each tumbler and ice bucket
feature a precise relief of a man’s face that transforms it into a tiny sculpture. To achieve this superlative quality and fineness, SIEGER has its designs handcrafted in the studios of Porzellanmanufaktur FÜRSTENBERG, where unparalleled artisanry is combined with cutting-edge technology. The sculptural tumbler and striking ice bucket from SIEGER by FÜRSTENBERG perfectly complement the existing white satin models in the Prometheus collection.