With his HAUTE COUTURE tea service, Konstantin Grcic has focused on a specific detail from the process of porcelain production. All Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg's products that cannot be shaped on potter's wheels are cast by hand from "slip", which is liquefied porcelain paste. The plaster moulds needed for this work usually consist of several wedges that during the drying process produce thin seams at their joins. These are conventionally regarded as imperfections and later removed by hand. But Konstantin Grcic has elevated these demoulding seams into a feature on his plain tea service. A finely dotted line in the shape of a seam borders the individual pieces as a relief.