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Rachel Feinstein: Must Have

Ruth Gurvich Porcelain Teapot

I am obsessing over Ruth Gurvich’s porcelain teapots, produced by Germany’s historic Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory. Ruth is a contemporary designer who works in paper much like I do when making my small maquettes from drawings to figure out my large-scale sculptures – like I did for the 2012 set I created with Marc Jacobs as the backdrop to his fall collection.

Ruth made a series of porcelain bowls, teacups, creamers, and a teapot with the world-famous, 266-year-old Munich-based factory. But the true beauty in the set is that the pieces look and feel exactly like paper; such a modern interpretation of a traditional material like porcelain. They are extraordinarily elegant and quite simple, but the best marriage between great design and the finest craftsmanship. And best of all, the objects are functional as well!  They add a lovely to touch to any home and feel like little spindly spines along the edges where the ‘porcelain paper’ folds over a curve.  

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Rachel Feinstein is an American artist who specializes in sculpture. Her work, best known for its baroque, fantasy-inspired tonality, has been internationally exhibited throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Rachel's latest career-spanning retrospective opens at New York's Jewish Museum on November 1st, 2019.

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