For over 266 years, the products manufactured at Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg have stood both for master craftsmanship and artistic mastery. Porcelain services, figures and objects of the greatest purity have been produced at just this one location in the world – the Nördliches Schlossrondell in Nymphenburg – with broadly unchanging methods since the 18th century.
Thanks to successful cooperation with the famous artists of their times, Nymphenburg designs have, since the beginning, been regarded as highlights. With the playful rococo figures by Franz Anton Bustelli on which the manufactory's international reputation was founded, the new-objective services by Wolfgang von Wersin with which the modern period commenced up to current work with such internationally renowned designers as Konstantin Grcic and Ted Muehling, Nymphenburg's products reflect a unique variety of the highest artistic quality.
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.
Candlelight is the crowning glory of the table. Especially when the source of light is held in the finest Nymphenburg porcelain.
Everyone needs them, everyone values them: and yet not all spoons are created equal.
Inspired by Nymphenburg's creations, Muehling has produced a series of bowls, vases and lanterns entitled MARITIME COLLECTION whose curving lines refer to the shape of sea creatures.
The clearer an object’s shape, the better quality the material has to be.
The last kick to enhance a dish calls for a pair of handmade salt and pepper containers.
The hands of our craftspeople gradually form the miniatures as unique as their natural archetype.
Traditionally Bavarian accessories as the knife rest in the shape of an antler still reflect the manufactory’s roots.
Together with the experts in product development, the designer Ted Muehling realised the new objects for Tortoise in just one and a half years - handmade artefacts, shaped with passion, perfection and poetry.
Munich / Eigeltingen. The Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg and Stählemühle present their first strictly limited anniversary edition celebrating the 10th anniversary of the fine distillery.
Miniature artwork in itself, made of fine porcelain, and is lovingly cast, moulded, decorated and painted.
Masterful character heads by Franz Anton Bustelli preserve the spirit of the wine.
Konstantin Grcic has designed a series of plain desk items which could only be realised with the skills that Nymphenburg's porcelain masters are able to draw on.
Frequently used as decorative table accessories, baskets are considered true masterpieces of the manufactory.
The embossers at the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg's master workshops have taken the delicate feathers of the owl as a bearer of good tidings, as their example.
The branch clip made from blackened metal adds a new design element to the bird sculpture created in 1912 by Theodor Kärner.
Dandelion tea set
The Dandelion Collection is adorned by a dandelion decoration. A large ball of delicate little parachutes that gleam in the light.
Cultural ambassadors from the metropolis with heart conquer the world.
In 1757, Franz Anton Bustelli created a cycle of Chinese figurines as a table piece in the spirit of the times. Alongside the series of COMMEDIA DELL 'ARTE for Nymphenburg, this cycle may be regarded as Bustelli's most important contribution to porcelain art.
Cultural ambassadors from the metropolis with heart conquer the world.
Nymphenburg discovered porcelain as a material for sacred figures very early on – the porcelain white imparts a transcendental character to the figures and thus is highly suitable for religious depictions.
Showtime! Franz Anton Bustelli’s famous figure group is a masterpiece of the art of porcelain.
Each figure bears the handwriting of its master, just as they did 265 years ago.
The Manufactory’s current collection features 20 different versions of arguably the most famous symbol of Bavaria alone.
It would appear that mankind has gradually succeeded in turning the most dangerous animals on this planet into the most endangered ones. Not, however, at Nymphenburg.
Animal models designed by major artists such as Theodor Kärner and Wilhelm Neuhäuser.
What would art be without Dürer’s hares? And what would it be without the magnificent specimens of the Nymphenburg porcelain manufactory?
Four-legged friend with specific design of the various types and breeds.
For his FLOWERS OF LIVE, Sebastian Menschhorn chose depictions of wild domestic and exotic animals from Nymphenburg's back catalogue and adorned them with monochrome floral patterns.
One of the biggest stars of the manufactory? Measures just eight centimetres!
The creation of representations of animal figures is often preceded by months, if not years, of intensive study.
Live models as well as illustrations and paintings as templates for true-to-nature portraits of tigers, leopards and elephants.
Being immortalised in porcelain by the artists of the manufactory is a great honour for cockerels, cows, and kangaroos as well
The more than 40 centimetre high peacock counts as one of the most familiar and outstanding animal figures produced by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg.
The stars of the circus ring are bursting with imagination and colour.
Theodor Kärner was particularly good at birds and so most of the avian objects produced today are a result of his work.
More than 15.000 colour recipes repose in the manufactory laboratory. Including each of these mysterious underwater dwellers.
If you look at the silky fur of foxes and deer, you’ll understand straight away why Nymphenburg animal figures have become so famous.
From the treasure of historic shapes containing around 700 animal figures at the manufactory, Jongerius selected eight designs and placed them in simple bowls.
A Walk on the Beach
The new jewellery collection by Ted Muehling
Grace by Ted Muehling
His work with nature also features as the starting point for his first jewellery collection for Nymphenburg – flacons which are based on the form of small turtles and pendants which look like delicate capsules.
In this new line for Nymphenburg, Patrik Muff has focused on the ESSENTIALS of human existence – faith, love, hope and death.
Patrik Muff translates the archaic power of mystical symbols into contemporary amulets.
In the hands of the artisans, simple decorations become gloriously colourful living scenery.
Nature provides ingenious templates. Ted Muehling brings them into a good shape for Nymphenburg.
Whether the modern era, the Belle Époque, or rococo – each artistic design is transformed into a masterpiece by the skilled hands of the master porcelain makers.
The gloriously colourful sculptures still grace the ornamental courtyard of the botanical garden in Munich today.
Tobias Rehberger's contemporary interpretation of the classical boilermaker
Myth and Legend, two spectacular figures by Damien Hirst, are the first edition created by the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg with the British artist.
The photographer Nick Knight has been portraying international supermodel Kate Moss for more than two decades. In cooperation with the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg, the world famous photographer has eternalised a three-dimensional portrait of the Briton in biscuit porcelain for the first time.
The British artist Don Brown has been producing different kinds of sculptural portraits of his wife for more than 15 years now. In this cycle of works, he has for the first time immortalised Yoko in porcelain, in collaboration with the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg.
The photographer and artists Michael Tummings has created his first figurative work, “Huntsman I”, in collaboration with the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg.
With The Mug, Rolf Sachs takes on the beer mug - the classic archetype of drinkware in German drinking culture.
In the collaboration with Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg, Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout created “Collision”, a limited edition of black bisque porcelaine sculptures.
A contemporary interpretation is created every year in the Nymphenburg master workshops in the form of the limited edition skull.
Inverted world: on superficial observation, the magnificent decoration that Khashayar Naimanan chose for his installation remains hidden behind its simple appearance.
The Fairytale Recordings
Saâdane Afif presents verses for eternity spoken in a vase he made himself.
High tea à la Olaf Nicolai: with coral gardens and nonlinear mathematical growth models.
Wim Delvoyes breathed new life into the famous commedia dell'arte figures.
Flying City Tableware
The utopia of the metropolis inspired Carsten Höller to create a wall installation in 2010, as well as a decoration for a limited edition dinner service.
Art or kitsch? Karen Kilimnik combines romantic tradition and consumer culture with pop culture.
Michele Oka Doner’s installation tells of dream worlds that encompass ages and cultures.
Each set shows the night sky at the time the buyer was born in the place they were born.
Growing and maturing, becoming and passing away. In her set, Hella Jongerius draws on traditional symbols of the yearly cycle.
Commedia · Couture Edition
16 internationally renowned fashion designers gave the famous rococo figures new garments.