TAPA 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. The combination of TAPA plates and dishes in various sizes fulfills the highest demands for functionality and aesthetic. The form of the dishes seizes on ever more important thoughts of wellness for example, thanks to the special angle of the interior surface in which oil is practically filtered out.
With TAPA, power comes in the form of reduction. The delicate appearance of the small series that includes twelve objects is absolutely captivating. Two plates of 32 and 24 cm together with six bowls of varying lengths and widths comprise the basis for this form. The TAPA soup bowl, creamer and spoon, which also can be used as a small bowl, round out the dinner service. The elegant, shallow bowls lend themselves to precise placement of food on the plates. The combination then provides the perfect setting for appetizers of every kind, vegetables, seafood, or salads – even pâtés and pastry items. The gentle sloping in the bottom of the interior catches up the liquids at the deeper and tapering end of the bowl. The creamers are equally suitable for sauces and dressings or for snacks and other tidbits. When creatively arranged, the basin-like spoons provide for decorative ensembles.
Whether Mediterranean hors d‘oeuvre culture, 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.
Porzellanmanufaktur FÜRSTENBERG Mix & Match table settings mean more than aesthetic marriage of classic and modern forms, combination of colors and patterns or continuous new arrangements – the concept emphasizes individual freedom of design and expression of personal style in table settings.
At FÜRSTENBERG, Mix & Match can be experienced in different ways, which can also be combined with one another. Tableware that has been in the family for generations can be stylishly upgraded with modern porcelain in the playful combination of classic with modern forms. In line with interior design, the individual mix of old & new here is also transformed into desired and especially appealing breaks in design. Different modern collections can also be presented together in exciting ways – such as the BLANC Gourmet Line with white porcelain combined with decorated items from Auréole Clair de Lune.
FÜRSTENBERG porcelain has an important advantage for the Mix & Match trend, because the consistent whiteness of all articles creates a harmonious basis. This makes it possible to not only combine within one form, but also gives one’s creativity free rein of all forms and decors.
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.