TAC 02 Skin Platinum - Dinner Plate 11 1/2 in
The classic Rosenthal studio-line series was been given a new graphic décor – not least because of its expressive form – which traces and emphasises the form’s shape. The tea service “TAC01” was designed by the Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius together with “The Architects Collaboration” in 1969. The "skin" décor picks up on the structure theme in an interplay and contrast between matt and shining surfaces. An idea which Walter Gropius had in mind back with his very first designs. A relief is created on the flat items using a sand blasting technique, hollow items such as the teapot are given a silky, matt surface using and etching process. Small overlapping leaves result in a platinum coloured mosaic pattern that extends both over the entire surface of the plates as well as only emphasising the form as a contour on the edges.