Once around the world. If you visit a German embassy abroad, you may well be offered coffee in a KURLAND cup. As a business card made of white gold, KPM porcelain is representative of craftsmanship Made in Germany. We'll tell you whose tables it graced.

It is the ideal form that makes KURLAND successful. Rigor and straight lines combine in a unique way, with a delicate relief creating a harmonious contrast. The popularity of the service has remained unbroken since its creation. Charlottenburg Palace has a KURLAND table service with gold decorations and a green background available for state receptions with more than 70 participants. Thanks to the simple design and variety of decors, the timeless service fits into almost any ambience - and not just since today.

A royal service

In its approximately 230-year history, the extensive collection has adorned several tables of outstanding personalities. The most important porcelain service of classicism was already very popular during the time of the Prussian king . Starting with the eponymous Duke of Courland, Peter von Biron , who commissioned it from the KPM for his new Berlin residence, Friedrichsfelde Palace. Frederick the Great's nephew and successor, Frederick William II , became an enthusiastic supporter of KURLAND and gave it away on every occasion: to his nephew Prince Henry , to his son Frederick William III and his wife Luise of Prussia and to his daughter Princess Auguste from Prussia for their wedding. His mistress, closest confidante and mother of six of his children, Countess Lichtenau , also owned one of the KURLAND dinner sets.

But KURLAND was not only so popular in the royal family. It was also valued in stylish private households , for example the collection with a gold decoration that was popular at the time was the wedding service of Nobel Prize winner Thomas Mann and his wife Katia Pringsheim , who came from a wealthy Berlin business family.

Image: U. Taplick

Image: T. Lewandowski

Made to last

It is a well-known story that the artist Joseph Beuys drove a Bentley because a car salesman promised him that the car would outlast him. Maybe that was also the reason why he also owned the KURLAND service? In any case, his work “Enterprise 11/18/72, 6:05:16 p.m.” from 1973 shows the Beuys family in the Düsseldorf studio watching an episode of “Star Trek” on television together – the KURLAND porcelain in reserved white on the table.

The KURLAND collection

We are sure that our porcelain will be in good company in your home too ! But it's not just there, keep your eyes open, because you're sure to come across KURLAND in one or two upscale restaurants . Or where you wouldn't even expect it: on the street ! This is where the latest product launch in the collection is located. The to-go cup, which is as sophisticated as it is sustainable, continues the success story - perhaps even around the world.