The reputation of Nymphenburg's services is the result of the unique shapes and designs that have been precisely coordinated with each other. Since the founding of the manufactory in 1747, masters of their individual fields have created paintings to finely match the shapes. Each stage of work is placed in skilled hands. And it is only at Nymphenburg that each plate is still turned by hand. So each service is unique - piece for piece.
The extensive repertoire of services reflects the history of Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg: from pioneering rococo designs, developed in the 18th century, to contemporary designs produced exclusively for the manufactory, while simultaneously remaining timeless. From an early stage, Nymphenburg won famous artists to work for it who with their designs significantly influenced the manufactory's style and image. And continuing in this tradition, Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg is today again inviting artists of international repute – Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius and Ted Muehling, for instance – to develop new creations for its range.
Throughout the company's history, Nymphenburg shapes and designs have continuously been combined in different ways, confirming their timelessness. Customers are able to compile unique services from the wealth of shapes and designs at the manufactory and have them produced according to their own wishes and ideas.
To this day, traditionally Bavarian services and figures bear witness to the roots of Nymphenburg – above all BAVARIA.
Presented at the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris and awarded the "Grand Prix", it counts as one of the most successful examples of the floral Munich-style of art nouveau.
The first "Electoral Court Service" by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg from the period of Franz Anton Bustelli.
Barnaby Barford designed the GLOBAL SERVICE for Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg as a series of 14 plates that combine to produce a map of the world.
Enjoying coffee beyond colourful, iridescent capsules of flavour.
Flowers of life
The stylised blossoms and capsules stretch out from extended stems across the smooth porcelain like floral tattoos.
With Lightscape, Argentine-born Ruth Gurvich created an edition which is based entirely on paper models.
A simple basic shape with sweeping bowls and half-round upwardly flowing handles, which, with their gentle curves, are evocative of opening blossoms.
A reissue of the cumberland service as modern interpretation of the Mediterranean subject.
From the treasure of historic shapes containing around 700 animal figures at the manufactory, Hella Jongerius selected eight designs and placed them in simple bowls.
For the first time in the history of European porcelain, Auliczek based his service on a dodecagon shape – instead of the usual round shape.
In the purist shape of this service, Ted Muehling expresses the structure of coral in all its sensuality and transparency.
With his HAUTE COUTURE tea service, Konstantin Grcic has focused on a specific detail from the process of porcelain production.
With the Monogram Collection, designed in 2013, Ted Muehling has created a poetic continuation of his philosophy of naturalistic design.
The honeycomb-shaped relief in glazed white porcelain bestows a unique, timeless character on the Orion.
A fine gold lace edge borders the colourful and formal painting on the Cumberland service. The new Brokat range focuses the gaze on the lace edge, a particularly filigree detail of the historic design whose beauty now especially comes into its own.
Royal Bavarian Service
The Royal Bavarian Service is still a captivating piece today, thanks to the superbly painted vedute: whether a castle motif, fantasy landscape, or individual miniatures, painted freely by hand, all the vedute bear the hallmarks of the manufactory's master painters.
Wolfgang von Wersin designed the Adonis shape for Nymphenburg in the New Objectivity-style and it is still one of the manufactory's most beautiful shapes today.