Meissen – the art of setting a table

The table is set for our summer dinner with Meissen porcelain at the Architectual gallery, seven elohim in Munich

For our summer night dinner, we wanted to slow down a bit and created an evening with many things to discover. A journey back in time, with the allure of the presence to discover new perspective and a way of entertaining friends.

With the motto “the art of setting a table” we selected a mix of fine table-wear by Meissen, the oldest porcelain manufacture in Europe founded in 1710.

Showpiece, dish „new splendour“ with grey ground

Royal Blossom” the contemporary rendition of the Baroque “Snowball Blossoms” created in 1739 , the Ming dragon, one of the manufactory’s oldest design motifs with a 24-carat gold edge and the famous onion pattern had been among the porcelain of our setting which took place in the architectural gallery at seven elohim in Munich.

Terrine, swan service (limited edition of 50), Theresienthal crystal glass

The gallery`s modern oak wood floor, dark greyish walls and high ceiling were the perfect setting for the large tables covered with Fortuny table cloths from Venice for the opulence and hundreds of candle holders illuminating the crystal glasses by famous Theresienthal Manufaktur.

The idea was to mix and match everything classic, unique and traditional from the Meissen repertoire and give it a modern twist.

When talking about traditional Meissen,  it is not only a feast for the eye but a pot-puri of the many stories for a table talk.

There are 10.000 different porcelain colours, enabling the Meissen painters to revive every nuance of historic patterns, like the traditional blue of the onion pattern which we had used in combination with large lemons from Sicily and yellow chrysanthemums.

Onion pattern Service.

The Monkey Orchestra, combined to the gold enhanced Ming dragon service, consisting of 21 monkey musicians, created by Meissen’s first model Master Joachim Kaendler in 1753, gave the table a humoristic touch. Because they were caricature of real members of the royal court and you will also find today similarities in-between your own guests.

Monkey orchestra by Meissen

Dinner was served on the Swan Service, from the baroque period. Summer flavoured mint couscous and sweet curries from the onion pattern plates, carrot, hibiscus salad from the romantic Meissen Rose and fine deserts from the wild poppy cake platter and service with the bright red poppy flower framing the patisseries.

The art of table setting.

This special wild poppy service for example has three artists working together, the design by Holger Schill, the relief by sculptor Jörg Danielczyk and the shape of each piece by artist Sabine Wachs. This collaboration shows how valuable and well thought all products are put together and how artist collaborations had always been important for Meissen.

Showpiece box Kingfisher „New Splendour“

Like the latest one with Odeh’s Otto Drögsler, now creative Director at Meissen, who introduced the new series of the famous bird drawings on plates and platters as well as the apple, walnut Orangerie cans with a golden disc which is a contemporary replica of a Baroque fruit box design from the 18th century.

Tattoo lioness, (limited edition, 25 pieces), Theresienthal crystal glass

The US artist Chris Antemann is another artist collaborating with Meissen. She creates a comprehensive range of one-of-a-kind and limited-edition artworks, including the “Antemann Dreams” and “La Maladie” Collections. An amalgam of design and concept to both examine and parody the relationship roles of men and women, telling of familiar rituals, social etiquette, and taboos.

Frogs. onion pattern. plate. „Form 41“

A highlight had also been the many different flower vases that transformed the room into the opulence of a blooming summer garden , the porcelain orangerie fruits , porcelain birds and frogs, as well as the new splendour dish Dalia platters which is applied to Meissen porcelain with traditional relief and therefore requires the highest craftsmanship gave endless treasures to discover on the tables.

Monkey orchestra, vase Ming dragon, Theresienthal crystal glass

 

Mela Gruber, seven elohim with Jasmin Khezri, irmasworld

 

The evening was put together by the creative director Jasmin Khezri

and interior designer, Mela Gruber from seven elohim

The champagne was served by Ruinart,

Crystal glas wear by the Kristallglasmanufaktur Theresienthal

Tablecloths by Fortuny

The menu was created by Allamunde Catering

Ruinart Champagne, Theresienthal crystal glass
The invitation for the Meissen summer Night Dinner by IRMA Studio, art work by Jasmin Khezri

 

The curated show will take place until the 2nd of August 2019 and all pieces , including also the Master Collection are for sale.
at seven elohim, Friedrichstrasse 1 a, 80801 München

For a private viewing and appointment please contact us at

info@irmasworld.com

IRMA travels the world, writes and illustrates the life she lives.

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