Kahla has won their 75th design award! The Red Dot Design Award for 2012 for Centuries.

 

Kahla has done it again and won their 75th award!

 

Barbara Schmidt’s porcelain concept Centuries receives the 2012red dot product design award and the Top Hotel Star Award in Gold.

 

 

Kahla, March 2012 – Once again, the German porcelain brand KAHLA has demonstrated to uphold its high standard of design. It was just announced that the Centuries design concept was selected to receive the 2012 red dot product design award. With this award, the jury of 30 international experts recognizes the conceptual sophistication of Centuries and its wide variety of possible combinations. The award is also to be seen as a recognition of the shift towards a more individualized table culture, a move made by KAHLA already in the 1990s and taken one step further by acclaimed designer Barbara Schmidt with her latest design. Because this series is not your traditional porcelain set but it rather is a group of beautiful individual objects linked by its material and the underlying design language. These objects can be combined as desired and re-arranged into countless new personalized compositions. “I am very excited about the red dot, in particular because the award shows that the creative play with historical influences may have its place in contemporary design” says Barbara Schmidt.
Past and Present, Reason and Emotion
What is fascinating about Centuries is that it bridges the gap between past and present, between reason and emotion. In Centuries, clear contemporary lines meet an enormous wealth of historical detail. The four different design lines Thuringia, Mirasol, Feston and Époque quote ribbed reliefs and textures from nature, scalloped edges and different types of historical handles. This equips Centuries with a variety of options like hardly any other program before. The different shapes of the individual plates, cups and vessels enrich the dinner conversation and delight with their elegant lines and the experience of touching the finely crafted, textured surface.

Kahla Porcelain – Clip Award 2012 – Table Tales – Starting April 2nd, 2012 – Entries from around the world are welcome!

Kahla – Clipaward 2012

Short films from 20 to 120 seconds on the subject “Table Tales: The way to the heart is through the stomach” will be awarded. Whether documentary, fictional or animated style – the genre is chosen by the applicant. Students of film and media sciences and creative professionals up to 2 years after their graduation are invited to participate.

Organizer

Günther Raithel Stiftung Bildungsinitiative KAHLA kreativ

Participants

Participants can be all students and apprentices with a background in film or media studies, as well as graduates up to two years after their course or training.

Jury

The winners of the competition are determined by a specialist jury. All the film clips registered for the competition can also win a public prize.

Prizes

The prize winners of the specialist jury receive:
1st prize – 5.000 €
2nd prize – 1.000 €
3rd to 10th prize – material price wort 500 € each

Public prize: Material prize worth €1,000.
Timeline

Clip upload
01.04.-31.07.2012
www.kahlakreativ.com/clipaward

Public voting
August until September 2012
www.kahlakreativ.com/clipaward

Prize giving
September/October 2012

Kahla Porcelain – Red Dot Design Award 2012 for Product Design with Centuries


There is a reason to celebrate: KAHLA receives Red Dot Product Design award 2012 for the porcelain programm of Centuries by designer Barbara Schmidt. The “Red Dot” is one of the most prestigious design awards worldwide since 1955. Also, the new Porsche 911 received this award.

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Kahla – Table Tales – Clip Awards 2012 –

Kahla – Clipaward 2012

Short films from 20 to 120 seconds on the subject “Table Tales: The way to the heart is through the stomach” will be awarded. Whether documentary, fictional or animated style – the genre is chosen by the applicant. Students of film and media sciences and creative professionals up to 2 years after their graduation are invited to participate.

Organizer

Günther Raithel Stiftung Bildungsinitiative KAHLA kreativ

Participants

Participants can be all students and apprentices with a background in film or media studies, as well as graduates up to two years after their course or training.

Jury

The winners of the competition are determined by a specialist jury. All the film clips registered for the competition can also win a public prize.

Prizes

The prize winners of the specialist jury receive:
1st prize – 5.000 €
2nd prize – 1.000 €
3rd to 10th prize – material price wort 500 € each

Public prize: Material prize worth €1,000.
Timeline

Clip upload
01.04.-31.07.2012
www.kahlakreativ.com/clipaward

Public voting
August until September 2012
www.kahlakreativ.com/clipaward

Prize giving
September/October 2012

Kahla Porcelain – Pro Eco / Sustainability

Kahla Sustainability and Pro Eco

KAHLA PRO ECO

Since the refounding of KAHLA/Thüringen Porzellan GmbH in 1994, the owner family Raithel has dedicated itself to sustainabi­lity. Therefore the porcelain for the senses is exclusively produced at the Kahla site in Thuringia, Germany. The hard porcelain made of natural raw materials is checked according to international standards to ensure that it is free from harmful substances. In the scope of the „KAHLA pro Eco“ sustainability strategy, the company uses in house wells and saves millions of litres of water via water preparation. CO2 emissions are significantly reduced by investments in modern technology. The high point of the previous measures to implement ecological claims in porcelain production is the investment of several million Euros in a photovoltaic system.

Porcelain which matures ecologically through the rays of the sun:
It isn‘t only our in-house photovoltaic system, supported by our healthy business culture, which contributes to the creation of porcelain for the senses at KAHLA, ensuring our continual growth. At KAHLA. And at our customers.