The National Trust’s collection contains around 75,000 objects and is kept in 250 historic houses in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. One hundred essential pieces chosen from this vast collection add to our understanding of ceramic patronage and history. The collection examines trends of ceramic collecting by British aristocracy and gentry over 400 years.
Foscarini has been manufacturing contemporary lighting from its headquarters in Venice since 1981. Their products add a stunning focal point and blend seamlessly with modern architecture. They earned a reputation as one of the most distinctive suppliers of lighting accessories worldwide thanks to their inventive, unconventional, and creative methods.
In the 1960s, the JAAC’s philosophy came under fire for being overly reliant on exhibitions as a platform for innovative ideas. Furthermore, during the turbulent 1960s, a perceived emphasis on aesthetics at the expense of social significance, combined with allegations of elitism, led to the organisation’s disbandment in 1970.
Frederik Lunning, a Danish-born businessman and owner of the Georg Jensen Inc. store on Fifth Avenue in New York, created the Lunning Prize award in December 1951. This successful showcase for Danish porcelain and glass was developed in 1924, but supplies were cut off when World War II broke out.
Maiolica is a tin-glazed earthenware that was produced during the Renaissance in Italy. The name comes from Majorca, the island from which, in the 15th century, a lot of Hispano-Moresque tin-glazed pottery was brought into Italy. The technique of covering with a tin glaze earthenware was similar to that used elsewhere in Europe for delftware and faience.