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Of the honesty of a ceramic tableware
An authentic design that highlights the specificity of the material, implemented by experienced traditional craftsmanship in Europe - our ideas of a ceramic tableware are very precise. In close cooperation with the Cologne designers of the design label Onomao and a pottery in Portugal, cups, bowls and plates have been created, which have become exactly as we imagined them: withdrawn, reduced to the essentials and yet unadulterated in color, feel and functionality.
Even the light sand tone of the dishes is honest through and through: Free of additional pigment additions, it results from the original color of the body used - and is characteristic of the region in northern Portugal, where the pottery is active. Every single piece of this ceramic tableware highlights and emphasizes the character of the material - in its own unique way. We have had the glaze applied only to the inside surfaces. As a result, the fine-pored structure of the clay becomes tangible on the outside, in the truest sense of the word. With every use, with every meal and every drink you serve with this tableware, traces become visible, the material changes its appearance and develops patina. Thus, a coffee mug turns into a personal everyday companion.
Good to know, even better to use: Fired at temperatures above 1,200 °C in the oven, this tableware is dishwasher, oven and microwave safe. The mezze plate fits as a lid on the bowl as well as the deep plate - and yes, indeed, the espresso cup can be used on the breakfast table just as well as an egg cup.
Design meets craftsmanship. Onomao
Our search for a partner company capable of realizing our idea of Manufactum-appropriate tableware led us to Onomao in the spring of 2022. This young Cologne-based label was born from the idea of combining traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design. When brothers Arthur and Felix Wystrychowski - landscape architect one, trained chef and graphic designer the other - founded their company in 2018, it was clear to them that sustainability and fair trade should not remain empty words. Out of a long-standing connection to Atlantic waves, the country and its people, the two passionate surfers traveled to Portugal and went in search of people who (still) understand their craft, who work with local raw materials, with gently extracted natural as well as recycled materials, and with whom they can implement their design ideas. That's how the brothers stumbled upon the pottery where now our plain, partly matte-transparent glazed ceramic tableware is made. Family business in the third generation, this handicraft business located north of Porto builds to maintain and preserve the regionally rooted pottery art.
This product is an example of genuine handicraft; therefore, minor deviations in size and colour may occur.
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