Silke Leffler for Augarten Porcelain: The renowned internationally engaged designer and illustrator designed a decor for Augarten Porcelain in Vienna. Convince your children to eat up with this lovingly designed porcelain cup.
People are familiar with her illustrations from numerous children's books, calendar or postcards. They find her delicate figures, animals, or wreaths of flowers as patterns on materials and rugs or as stuffed animals. Her work immereses its observers in a world of small and large stories.
Ever since there has been porcelain, there have been porcelain services for children, and ever since there have been children, they have wanted to hear stories. Silke Leffler has reinterpreted Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale: “The Princess and the Pea.” The simple design of the service corresponds to the simple tastes of children, but it also “touches the child in the grown-up,” according to Leffler. Why did she choose this Andersen fairy tae in particular? "It is a classic that is understood internatonally and deals with a subject matter that is unproblematic in diverse cultures. In my opinion, a design should not be political or hurt religious or other culturally conditioned feelings. Furthermore, the quest for love and fulfillment is a timeless topic."
The collaboration of the Augarten Porcelain Manufactory with Silke Leffler has been characterized by a combination of trust, undersanding, and appreciation that has een cemented by a common interest: handicraft. Like the manufactory, the designer works traditionally: with pencil, pen, scissors, glue and paper. And the confidence she had in Augarten made it easier for her to do something new: leaving the painting of her signature figures up to others.
The children’s service THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA casts its magic spell on every breakfast table, and it was developed for daily use. You can put it in the dishwasher.