Today as 260 years ago, Nymphenburg still makes its own porcelain mass as an exclusive porcelain maker. The formula is protected like a state secret. Without it, it would be impossible to make such wondrous little objects as this convex champagne cup by Ted Muehling. The porcelain masters in the workshops realise the American industrial designer’s work, which is as poetic as it is simple, with sides just two millimetres thick. Thus every cup is a nine-centimetre-tall masterpiece.
It is just nine centimetres tall and yet a miniature masterpiece: With sides just two millimetres thick, this delicate cup is perfect for sipping champagne. It was designed by multi award-winning American designer Ted Muehling, who has also created numerous other objects for Nymphenburg. On this model, a small, hand-painted insect adorns the white glazed cup. With such a charming individual touch, everyone present can easily identify their own cup.
The clearer an object’s shape, the better quality the material has to be. Ted Muehling knew that before he started working with Nymphenburg a good ten years ago. In his daily collaboration with the Manufactory’s master workshops the multi award-winning designer discovered how precise the design has to be for such high-quality material. This fruitful exchange allows us to enjoy many unique products today. Such as this reduced convex champagne cup in white bisque porcelain.
In times of general exuberance, Ted Muehling limits himself to the essential aspect, namely, giving a good form a function. It is hardly surprising that the award-winning American designer repeatedly turns to nature. After all, it offers brilliant examples to model things on. Muehling created numerous designs with the Manufactory’s master workshops from 1999. They include this nine-centimetre-tall, extremely thin champagne cup in white glazed porcelain.
We generally try to keep approaching insects away from very special drinks. That goes both for a delicious ginger ale in a pub garden and champagne in your own gazebo. In contrast, the little fly on this thin concave champagne cup by Ted Muehling is delightful. It is hand-painted in the Manufactory’s master workshops on the glazed porcelain, which is just two millimetres thick.
Naturally, you can drink champagne from a glass. But how much more enjoyable it is to put a cup to your lips made of just two-millimetre-thick bisque porcelain! Inside, a Pol Roger or Bollinger pearls on the glazed surface, outside the cup is satin-finished. Ted Muehling designed this simple, nine-centimetre-tall concave cup. And as the award-winning American designer knows that drinking champagne alone is not much fun, he conceived a matching convex cup.