TAPA by Fuerstenberg porzellan becomes the creative element of a table that celebrates the untold variety of international cuisine with the fine sweep of its lines and elementary forms that focus on the essential. With TAPA, award-winning designer Mikaela Dörfel has developed a form that meets the exacting demands of exclusive cuisine. Mikaela Dörfel acknowledges the increasing trend of international flavors, versatility of our meals and the need of ideal presentation platform for every conceivable culinary creation.
With TAPA, power comes in the form of reduction. The delicate appearance of this small series is absolutely captivating. The TAPA coffee pot, creamer and sugar box, which also can be used as a small bowl, round out the dinner service. Whether Mediterranean cuisine, Asian specialties, or sophisticated buffets – the brilliantly designed form TAPA serves the demands of opulent restaurants and hotels as much as it does the requirements of aspiring gourmets. TAPA is the affirmation of a dinner service that raises flexibility to a style.
Tapa is a program for antipasti made for international cuisine. The idea lies in the different contours of the inner and outer shape: the bowls are symmetrical on the outside and asymmetrical on the inside. Furthermore the gradient of the inner form has a function: Food can be brought up to the edge, while excess oil or other liquids remains at the bottom. Because Tapa was designed to present food on a buffet, it is modular: a narrow and a wide bowl always match each another and make up the next size. The spoon follows the same basic idea and complements the set as the smallest item.
FÜRSTENBERG has specialized in unique craftsmanship and exclusive porcelain manufacture since 1747. This traditional company from Lower Saxony is now setting new standards in porcelain manufacture with its premium collections featuring tableware design of the highest quality. The FÜRSTENBERG portfolio ranges from dinner services and gift items to unique designer pieces.
FÜRSTENBERG is a porcelain manufacturer whose skilled craftsmanship has been honed through experience spanning over two centuries. The craftsmen at this traditional German firm are expert at continuously developing historical collections and creating contemporary product lines. They claim precision down to the smallest detail. What enables them to fulfill this claim is the fact that most of the porcelain manufactured at FÜRSTENBERG is still based on manual craft, supported by the very latest technical equipment to ensure creation of the finest quality porcelain objects. At the porcelain manufactory, design meets unrivalled craft expertise, as it has done since the company’s inception. Founded in 1747 by Duke Carl I von Braunschweig at Fürstenberg hunting lodge, the manufactory’s history is populated by a succession of renowned porcelain painters, modelers and designers. FÜRSTENBERG is Germany’s second oldest porcelain manufacturer. Today, the FÜRSTENBERG trademark, the blue “F” with a crown above, is internationally recognized as a symbol of sophisticated porcelain artwork from Germany.
Porcelain manufacturer FÜRSTENBERG develops service-sets that display a truly timeless quality. From each of the most important European stylistic periods the company has at least one design form in our collection; from the classical service by the name of Herzog Ferdinand to the Bauhaus-classic Wagenfeld to the contemporary designs of TAPA , Furstenberg products are all about excellence in design and luxurious decoration.
Dörfel Design mainly develops tableware for brands from Europe, Asia and America. The studio’s work is identified by high demands on a clear formal language. Together with an excellent functionality this ensures an outstanding longevity of the design.
“My shapes are often inspired by nature. With all my objects I set a high value on clear structures and a creative idea that is as simple as possible and consistent implemented in detail at the same time,” explains Mikaela Dörfel. The result is a modern and elegant handwriting with a very lively impact produced by the balance between tension and harmony. This leads to products that are inspiring for their user and evoke emotions because they present a clear idea – an outstanding idea that works out well in every respect.