Porcelain as delicate as paper, light in every sense, combined with an aesthetic of imperfection and yet wrought with absolute perfection. Porcelain innovative in form and style, and yet exuding the spirit of 260 years of craft tradition – that is Lightscape. This 18-piece set of vases and tableware continues Nymphenburg’s series of collaborations with the most distinguished contemporary artists and designers. With Lightscape, Argentine-born Ruth Gurvich created an edition which is based entirely on paper models and which may be used anywhere thanks to its formal openness: in the kitchen, on the table or in the living room. Her designs have turned paper into a principle, a virtuoso parade of paper characteristics such as creases, folds and tautness.
White Bisque Porcelain Glazed on the inside
H 6.25 in.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ruth Gurvich was born in Cordoba, Argentina in 1961. Initially she studied architecture in her homeland, but in 1979 she switched to art, continuing her studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1987 to 1991. In her designs, Ruth Gurvich aims to show the shapes and structures of everyday things the way they are. Her understanding of design is global in scope, but firmly anchored in local tradition. She established a reputation with her three-dimensional works made of paper, which pursue a delicate, wholly distinctive aesthetic. In her designs, she cannily makes the most of the materiality of paper – as a working material, it enables her to introduce light, movement and vitality into things.