Twenty-five years ago, Italian fashion powerhouse Versace decided to look beyond what one wore, to how one lived through objects that would give one’s personal space its intangible, iconic aesthetic design. Versace began with a line of home textiles and followed it up with a range of fine porcelain dinner sets that resulted from a long-term collaboration with German chinaware maker Rosenthal. Beauty and perfection of the highest standards, Rosenthal signifies nothing more and nothing less. The name itself epitomizes contemporary design and art in both porcelain and glass. Rosenthal stands for luxury, lifestyle and a special aesthetic feeling. A sense of tradition coupled with the avant-garde is the underlying principle behind the worldwide leading porcelain company. Experience gathered over 130 years of company history.
Hence Versace and Rosenthal, two brands synonymous of excellence and high quality blend together creating sublime luxury. Rosenthal, icon of German tradition and innovation, has an international reputation for fine and simple craftsmanship, while Versace, the extravagant Italian Fashion House, has its own world famous and glamorous style where it brings together the historical and the ultra-modern, to arrive at timeless yet totally contemporary designs. Together they have developed elegant, refined and exciting tableware and gift collections. Inspiration derives from different historical periods and cultures. There are pieces that explore the exotic jungle imagery while other collections incorporate the baroque iconography that the design fashion house has made its own. Diving for hidden treasure, strolling through delightful gardens or viewing the most illustrious artefacts of the court of the Tsar, Versace and Rosenthal conjure up diverse imaginary scenarios through their decorated tableware, laden with myth, symbolism and antique references. These most luxurious dream worlds are imbued with always-interesting motifs, namely the matchless Medusa head icon enshrined by Greek textures and floral decorations. Versace has used the highest quality porcelain, crystal and cutlery from Rosenthal, skilfully crafted into special pieces. Its work with Rosenthal perfectly illustrates this unique aesthetic.