A closer look
Porcelain home decor really does bring the perfect finishing touch. Why porcelain, where did it all begin?
Well, the man most often credited as the original creator of European porcelain was a German by the name of Johann Friedrich Böttger. He was an alchemist— he said that he knew how to turn lead into gold. Back then, porcelain was white gold, valued for both its durability and its delicacy. It was also prized for its exotic origins. Marco Polo first brought it to Europe from China, in the fourteenth century: a small grey-green jar amid his bounty of silk brocades, spices, and vials of musky scents. Polo called it porcellana. It’s a nickname in Italian for the cowry shell, whose shiny, white surface porcelain resembles.
Porcelain is traditionally made from two essential ingredients: kaolin, a silicate mineral that gives porcelain its plasticity; and petunse, which gives the ceramic its translucency and hardness.
When working with porcelain, it takes patience as well as skill. The smallest amount of water can change its texture and thickness. Today we’re able to create beautiful porcelain bowls to accentuate candle light in your home by using stunning gold or silver pearl internal finishes. Using traditional skills we also create floral porcelain decorations to embellish handmade wooden jewellery boxes. You can truly ‘complete the look’ with the full range of Objet Luxe home decor products, hand-picked to help you curate a beautiful home.
Add some texture to your interior with the addition of a delicate porcelain piece, whether a striking candle holder or a pretty decorative floral inspired box.