About vases by KPM
The three initials KPM stand for the Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur (Royal Porcelain Factory) in Berlin. The Berlin factory is well known not only for its excellent dinnerware but also for its comprehensive collection of vases. Some of them have even been the makers of design history, such as KPM’s "Halle" vases: at the time of their creation in the Thirties, their design by the artist and Bauhaus master craftswoman Marguerite Friedlaender caused a real sensation. Their monochromy, their lack of any kind of ornamentation, was truly a revolutionary novelty.
The impressive thing about the KPM "Atrium" vase is its sheer size; this floor-standing vase is almost as high as a table and very sleek in shape. The reduced Bauhaus design of the KPM vases tends to draw particular attention to what the vases are made of: the pure white KPM porcelain, the constituents of which are a centuries-old and very well kept secret. It is in combination with a floral arrangement’s fresh green and other intensive colours that the porcelain really begins to glow. Acting as a kind of white background the KPM vase highlights the beauty of these botanical treasures. Naturally, if there is anyone who would prefer to have a specific decoration or a golden rim around the vase, this wish can be fulfilled by KPM, too.