A lesson in Czech geometry: Lauriger's cubist homeware

Homogenisation getting you down? Tired of the sameness of everything? Design aficionados with such a predicament would be well advised to look to Lauriger, a manufacturer with a niche like no other. Specialising in Czech cubism-inspired tableware and accessories, the company has been founded by Laura Giger, who commissions pieces from artists and designers able to bring their own particular perspective to the style.

Lauriger specialises in Czech cubism-inspired tableware
Lauriger specialises in Czech cubism-inspired tableware and accessories, including this, the Lilia Collection
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Homogenisation getting you down? Tired of the sameness of everything? Design aficionados with such a predicament would be well advised to look to Lauriger, a manufacturer with a niche like no other. Specialising in Czech cubism-inspired tableware and accessories, the company was founded by Laura Kubica Grigerova, who commissions pieces from artists and designers able to bring their own particular perspective to the style.

The first product launch, the Lilia Collection, is no exception. Designed by Svetlana Koženová and produced in a small factory in the Czech town of Dubí – which has been tirelessly producing world-renowned porcelain for over 300 years – the relatively high-tech range is created using 3D-printed molds. The porcelain is then fired three times before being retouched by hand. A teapot, serving bowls, liqueur vessels and plates are available.

'Luxury retail has been my passion for years. My family has always had a history of trade and enterprise, and I was determined to follow in their footsteps,' Grigerova says of her reasons for setting up Lauriger, remembering the moment when she realised the importance of well-designed products.

'My grandmother presented to me a stunning collection of antique silverware,' she concludes. 'Meeting with artists who combine traditional craftsmanship with the innovations of technology deepened this appreciation. They were experimenting; pushing the boundaries of their art and their craft. It was exciting and I knew I had to share this with the world. To bring that same love and joy for beautiful designs to other people’s homes.'

Designed by Svetlana Koženová, the pieces

the pieces are designed to fit together absolutely seamlessly, creating an intricate porcelain patchwork on the table

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The pieces also work as standalone

The pieces also work as standalone design objects

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the stackable Lilia Large Serving Bowl

Koženová's use of monochromatic minimalism means emphasis is entirely on the form, as seen here in the stackable Lilia Large Serving Bowl

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The Lilia Small Serving Bowl

The Lilia Small Serving Bowl, pictured, is an example of Koženová's ability to balance form with functionality. The high sides evoke a water lilly in the process of opening

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The designer's vision is to bring the tradition of Czech

The designer's vision is to bring the tradition of Czech cubism into the 21st century home. Pictured: Lilia Coffee Cup and Saucer

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This desire is shared by Lariger's Laura Kubica Grigerova

This desire is shared by Lariger's Laura Kubica Grigerova, who wants to 'bring that same love and joy for beautiful designs to other people’s homes'

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Using the concept of geometric synergy

Using the concept of geometric synergy, each piece tesselates into unique, angular forms

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INFORMATION

Lauriger’s Lilia Collection, prices from £26. For more information, visit Lauriger’s website (opens in new tab)