Thursday, June 19, 2014
A Passion for Porcelain
While doing some online research yesterday, I stumbled upon these photos of Samuel Wittwer's Berlin apartment, which appeared in the Swedish publication, sköna hem. Wittwer is an art historian, the Director of the Foundation of Prussian Castles and Gardens- Berlin-Brandenburg, and a porcelain specialist.
It's Wittwer's passion for porcelain that is really the story here. A bevy of blue and white pieces grace one room of Wittwer's apartment (alongside a blue and white painted commode, no less,) while blanc de chine figures make appearances in other rooms. And although there are some lovely fabrics and furniture here, at the end of the day, it's all about the porcelain. At a time when porcelain collecting isn't as fashionable as it used to be, it's refreshing to see a young man who has devoted his home to his porcelain.
All photos from sköna hem, Christian Burmeister photographer.