Vera Bakastova was inspired to create a new collection by the Japanese art of Kintsugi (Japanese: "golden patch"), a technique for restoring ceramic items using lacquer mixed with gold, silver or platinum powder.
The philosophy of kintsugi art lies primarily in the fact that any breakages and cracks are an important part of the history of the object. Restoration sutures are not hidden, but, on the contrary, are revealed as a precious and unique experience, reminding of the vicissitudes of fate that are inevitably present both in the past and in the future. In recent years, this concept has been popular not only in the world of design, but also in psychology. Kintsugi teaches that flaws, mistakes and injuries are an integral part of each person, making him unique. Cracks, accentuated with gold and exposed, become an art capable of supplanting the ideal of perfection.
The items of the collection are united by a gold ribbon that imitates a restoration seam and fastens “fragments” of cobalt decor. 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.