White and Gold for Tea

Once you exhibit something you grow fond of it. It feels like a little part of it belongs to you, because you know how it feels in your hands. Andrea Baumann’s tea cups feel light and impossibly delicate. Made with limoges porcelain, and gold leaf to contrast the matt white, they have irregular and imperfect shapes. 

Baumann’s work is modern in its simplicity but betrays an Austrian heritage. The white and gold transport me back to the Secession, and even further, to a time when white stuccos and gilded chandeliers became the defining element of Baroque in Austria. History repeats itself even in the beautiful details of life.