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Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
NYMPHENBURG is the porcelain manufactory of the Bavarian crown. The noble art of porcelain-making has been cultivated here since its founding in 1747. Even now, manu factum means in Nymphenburg what it always did – completely handmade, using techniques passed on and preserved from generation to generation. This is the only way to assure the unrivalled fineness, subtlety and brilliance of porcelain that Nymphenburg’s global reputation is based on. The manufactory’s master workshops produce avant-garde and tailor-made designs from four centuries, created right up to the present day by the most distinguished artists, architects and designers.
ARTISTS & DESIGNERS
In Nymphenburg, handmade porcelain objects and works of art are manufactured according to the concepts of contemporary designers and artists who count among some of the most widely-renowned creators of art worldwide.
Well-known designers like Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius, Reed Kram and Clemens Weisshaar, fashion designers like Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood and Gareth Pugh, and artists like Carsten Höller, Olaf Nicolai and Wim Delvoye focus intensely on the historical and cultural context of Nymphenburg and express their outstanding artistic visions in the highest quality porcelain.
The character-shaping creative relevance of the work owes to the close collaboration between the artists and the masters’ workshops of Nymphenburg. In this last pure manufactory in the world, each of the porcelain parts is still worked by hand with techniques being applied which have been passed down from generation to generation and held onto since 1747.
In the framework of the design processes, a dialogue between the artist and manufactory emerges, creating space for experimentation and ensuring that the original ideas and concepts of the artists can be perfectly put into practice. For Nymphenburg this means opening up new perspectives, consistently advancing existing methods of manufacture, and shifting the limits of what’s possible.
As an institution of creative force with a history spanning more than 260 years, Nymphenburg aims to consistently face up to the challenges of the 21st century and create outstanding designer objects and works of art with timeless values.