About China and Dinnerware by KPM
The initials KPM stand for the Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur (Royal Porcelain Factory) in Berlin. Each piece that bears these three initials is indeed a unique product from the 250 year-old factory. To this day, the factory continues to produce the finest porcelain articles almost exclusively by hand. Among the traditional manufacturing methods that are still used is the free-hand porcelain painting which adorns the KPM plates, cups and vases.
The KPM dinnerware is famous for its classic lines. The well-known "Kurland" dinner service is one of the most striking examples: shapes popular in ancient times are combined with details such as ornamental garlands and pearled rims on the plates and cups. The historically precise reproduction of the dinnerware is what makes it so special.
The "Urbino" dinnerware by KPM could, for example be used to represent the Bauhaus style. It was designed in 1930 by Trude Petri and it reflects the pragmatic style of this epoch based on the fundamental shapes of circles and spheres.
Even the little ones can have the pleasure of eating from KPM dinnerware: the "Berlin Kids" dinner service provides plates, beakers and bowls to cater for their needs. The hand-painted animal illustrations decorating the service turn a mealtime into a real pleasure. But no matter which generation and which particular taste you want to satisfy: a KPM dinner service with its famous royal blue sceptre as its emblem and distinctive hallmark, will always be a truly perfect choice.