Wafer-thin porcelain, refined shapes and decors – in the Porzellanmanufaktur FÜRSTENBERG studios, SIEGER designs are transformed into products of exceptional quality and fineness.
Precisely crafted in Germany
Every single cup, plate and accessory is one of a kind. Individually crafting these unique objects involves many different stages – requiring up to 100 hands and six weeks of work.
This quality can only be achieved with the expertise, precision and passion of a manufactory with centuries of experience. Founded in 1747, Porzellanmanufaktur FÜRSTENBERG brings together unique artisanry and cutting-edge technology to produce the refined SIEGER by FÜRSTENBERG collections.
Handicraft with sensitivity
It all begins with detailed design drawings that are then translated with masterful craftsmanship into three-dimensional plaster models. These models are used to create plaster moulds into which the liquid porcelain clay is then poured. The porous plaster mould rapidly absorbs moisture from the porcelain clay, resulting in a porcelain blank with a leathery consistency. Each blank is meticulously cleaned by hand using sponges and small knives for an immaculate finish. Only then are the blanks fired and glazed.
Exceptional thin porcelain
The fineness and exquisite precision of the MY CHINA! dinner service demands exceptional skill and sensitivity. The porcelain’s exceptionally thin walls, which in places are just 2.5 mm thick, means that the standard hand-glazing method, in which cups and bowls are individually dipped and swished around in a liquid glaze by hand, cannot be used. Instead, each wafer-thin piece needs to be individually sprayed with glaze. After that, things get hot: in order to achieve the hardness that this porcelain is famed for, the pieces are fired in a kiln at up to 1,400 degrees. The new porcelain pieces shimmer in pure white when they leave the kiln.
Decorating the pieces – whether with lavish patterns, 24-carat gold or 99 % platinum – also requires expert artisanry. A distinctive feature of some SEVEN pieces and objects is their silky-soft finish, which requires an elaborate matt-polishing process after the porcelain has been glazed.