Every single Curve vase goes through the hands of many skilled people. Join us behind the porcelain factory’s walls to see how the vases are produced. Curve is a brand-new classic, with its fluted, curvaceous shapes and its matt, glazed surfaces.
The Curve porcelain vase – a new classic is born
The design of the Curve vase clearly references the classic Lyngby vase. With a softer expression and fine contrasts in the porcelain, however, it has its very own style. The curved fluting has a matt surface and is finished with a shiny glazed neck – a design that requires many production steps. Each and every vase passes through the hands of many skilled craftspeople before it’s ready for flowers in your home.
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Preparing for a perfect finish
Before the vase enters the kiln the first time, it is painstakingly examined for marks from the mould’s seams and for clay leavings. These are then removed with a soft sponge. Unglazed, matt porcelain, which makes up a significant part of Curve, reveals any inconsistency from the moulding process. That’s why stringent demands are placed both on craftsmanship and on the unique forms that are created for this particular design. The unfired vases must rest for 48 hours to avoid cracking when they are transferred to the 980°C kiln for 10 hours.
Quality takes time and care
Most of the work in the porcelain factory is carried out by hand. Each step has its own specialist, since production requires great precision and years of experience. Production begins with the forms, which are used around 50 times until their edges lose definition. New forms are produced on a lathe and each individual fluting is carved by hand. The forms are filled with porcelain material that needs to dry before the sides can be removed and the raw vase sees the light of day for the very first time.
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Vases with and without glazing After the first firing, a difficult process begins, in which safe hands and experienced eyes are important capabilities. Curve is designed with a shiny glazed neck. The part that isn’t glazed is hand-brushed with wax. Lyngby Porcelæn’s monogram is applied to the base, then the vases are dipped, one by one, in glazing – ready for their second firing, which binds the porcelain and glazing, this time at 1400°C for 12 hours.
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The final touch
Before the vases are ready to be sent to their rightful place, the porcelain is carefully checked, and each vase is polished with a soft brush to remove any small impurities. Every single Curve porcelain vase then undergoes yet another quality check – the final touch before it is laid in its box.
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