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Baikal Collection

Baikal Collection
13 December, 2021

Vera Bakastova, Lomonosov Imperial Porcelain Factory’s painter,  was inspired to create a new collection by the Japanese art of Kintsugi (Japanese for "gold patch") - a technique for restoring ceramic items using varnish mixed with gold, silver or platinum powder. The philosophy of the art of kintsugi lies primarily in the fact that any breakages and cracks are an important part of the history of the object. The restoration seams are not hidden, but, on the contrary, are revealed as a precious and unique experience, recalling the vicissitudes of fate, inevitably present both in the past and in the future. In recent years, this concept has been popular not only in the design world, but also in psychology. Kintsugi teaches that flaws, mistakes, and injuries are part and parcel of every person that makes them unique. The cracks, highlighted in gold and exposed, become art that can squeeze the ideal of perfection. The items in the collection are united by a gold ribbon imitating a restoration seam that holds the "fragments" of cobalt decor together. The combination of a perfectly smooth shining porcelain surface and free-flowing golden lines gives rise to associations with Baikal ice, which determined the name of the collection.

 This design is created on traditional Tulip form.

You may find the entire collection with Baikal design on Tulip form here 
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