About the Designer
Barbara Schmidt 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.
|Product Type: Dinner plate||Style: Contemporary|
|Color: White||Material: Porcelain|
|Shape: Square||Pattern: Solid color|
|Microwave Safe: Yes||Dishwasher Safe: Yes|
|Country of Manufacture: Germany|
For Kahla, innovation means producing solutions that go beyond inflexible processes and the conventions of yesterday. Solutions that are produced economically, ecologically and are ultimately affordable. With this challenge, Kahla has set out to create a new dimension to eating, to enjoyment and to hospitality. By means of design competitions and workshops Kahla is in a permanent dialogue with a host of ambitious avant-garde minds. The fact that Kahla are asked again and again by young innovative designers to enter into partnerships proves to us that we know what you want.
More than 40 design prizes in ten years – two numbers that underscore KAHLA/Thüringen Porzellan’s success story. In 2003 alone Kahla won an impressive ten awards, for the most part for our product design, but their marketing activities and packaging were also singled out for glory. Kahla is rightly proud of the numerous red dot awards and German Designer Club prizes. Kahla is particularly pleased that their porcelain even picked up awards in the USA (in 2004 in the renowned IDEA competition) and in 1999 and 2002 the Good Design Award in Japan.