MODENA, ITALY | CERAMICS
Stilleben is an Italian brand that designs and manufactures elegant and contemporary tableware. Founded in 2017, Stilleben – the name literally means “still life” in German – draws inspiration from every day “still” life, as depicted by famous Italian painter Giorgio Morandi. The idea behind the brand is to showcase Italian craftsmanship. Pastel colours, attention to volumes, and sleek, elegant lines are the main characteristics of Stilleben tableware.
Each and every object from the Stilleben collection is designed with high-quality materials such as vitrified stoneware. Despite it being difficult to work with, vitrified stoneware is one of the most prized ceramics due to its durability and resistance. Fired at extremely high temperatures, it shrinks in volume by about 13% and is then shaped into the desired form to create a timeless object, invulnerable to wear and tear. The solid surface of vitrified stoneware features a typical opaque exterior that absorbs the light and a glossy interior reflecting the light. Each piece is unique and undergoes a series of tests to make sure it meets the highest standards.