Sebastian Menschhorn, Viennese graphic and product designer, was born in 1971 and studied from 1990 to 1996 with Paolo Piva and Toshiyoki Kita at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Menschhorn translates styles, shapes and functions into contemporary but always timeless design. His designs focus less on personal style and more on the attempt to "grasp and analyse the essence of the product commissioned and to bundle it in the design".
The transfer of two-dimensional graphical approaches to three-dimensional object designs is typical for the works of Menschhorn. Which is also reflected in the FLOWERS OF LIVE
collection produced for Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg. Here, the artist selected such animals as panthers and elephants from the historic repertoire of Nymphenburg's shapes and adorned them with antique oriental motifs, so-called life flowers which stand for growth, sensuality and wealth. Instead of fur, the animals now wear "tattoos" – and are thus transformed from wild animals into bearers of cultural insignia.
Later on Sebastian Menschhorn used the Flowers Of Live as service decoration.
Official website: http://www.sebastianmenschhorn.com/