They belong to Berlin like the Victory Column, the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate: the Königliche Porzellan - Manufaktur Berlin and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. As protagonists of Berlin's cultural life, they have helped shape the city's profile as a design and music metropolis for decades.
For over 250 years, the manufactory founded by Frederick the Great has been producing exclusive porcelain to the highest standards of craftsmanship and craftsmanship, inspiring with timeless aesthetics and the highest quality. Masterpieces by KPM Berlin are represented in international design collections such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Since its first, stormy concert in 1882, the Berlin Philharmonic, whose legendary recordings have been showered with prizes and awards, has been one of the best orchestras in the world.
For the first release of its own classical music label, the orchestra was able to gain a special partner in KPM Berlin. The cooperation between the two Berlin institutions is a real first. For the artwork of the cover and linen-bound booklet with the four symphonies of Robert Schumann, the Manufactory created a piece of music turned into porcelain: a precious vase object as a homage to the composer's passionate music.
The basis is the large CHINESE VASE of the former KPM model master Julius Wilhelm Mantel (1820-1896), a contemporary of Schumann. For this project the vase was deliberately deformed on one side to express the complex personality of the composer. The different character of the four symphonies inspired the KPM - Meisterwerkstatt to create four hand-painted flower motifs from the Romantic period. Colouring and choice of flowers pick up moods and motifs of the music.
For further information on orders, price and delivery time of the limited edition " A Vase for Robert Schumann" please call +49 (0)30 / 390 09 215.