Allude Likes: Limoges Porcelain by Birgitta Schrader
Working in a diverse and international world such as fashion that unites all creative genres has many advantages. Mainly: new sources of inspiration in almost every waking moment. Designs, people, places and pieces galore that meet our commitment to innovative aesthetics, superior quality and that certain dose of wit. Luckily, a carefully curated event like Der Berliner Mode Salon presented many examples of these rare discoveries. One of them: porcelain artist Birgitta Schrader, an instant favorite of Andrea Karg and the Allude team.
A mysterious cluster of blossoms just above the bottom is the only visual hint at the woman behind those gorgeous vases, plates and other objects made of precious Limoges porcelain. Full of imagination and crafts(wo)manship. The rough unglazed outer “biscuit” surface suggests colors like moss green, salmon pink and graphite, which then unfold on the highly polished inside. In full force. No ice-cream pastels but a soothingly rich palette. Combined with the straight, distinct lines that exude not merely rigor but a feminine delicacy, these very special pieces are a wonderful fit for our Allude Home Collection.
“A reinterpretation of the traditional dinner service,” that is how the artist herself describes her oeuvre. Purist, sensual, beautiful! Birgitta Schrader studied at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts and since 1997 she has been working with a whole range of materials. In 2010 she opened her porcelain workshop and has since been seen at various exhibitions: at “M15: Kunsthandwerk in der Villa Metzler” of the Museum of Applied Arts in Frankfurt and the “Ateliertage für angewandte Kunst” in Nuremberg titled “EinBlick”.
For anyone curious about Birgitta Schrader and her extraordinary work (already on our wishlist) just go to her website.