What do you get the man or woman who has everything? Maybe, just maybe, the answer is an Atomteller – a German nuclear power plant in blue and white on a porcelain plate.
The Atomteller was dreamt up in Berlin by author and researcher, Mia Grau, and Andree Weissert, an architect and designer.
The pair were struck by the beautiful landscapes that often surround nuclear power plants and the undeniable feeling of belonging these views can stir when they are close to home.
Wall plates represent home, idyllic charm, nostalgia, windmills in Delft blue. What windmills were earlier, nuclear power plants are today: energy producing buildings. Their iconic silhouettes characterise the landscape and therefore our image of home. As cathedrals to a technological worldview they promised independence and infinite growth. They are a testimony to their time, relics of progress and a sign of a new era. The days of the windmills are long gone and now the twilight of the era of the German nuclear power plant approaches. High time then, to show the nuclear power plants for what they are:
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The plates were developed with the assistance of the porcelain artist, Heike Tropsich, who learnt her trade at the Königlichen Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin, a company with over 250 years trading history dating back to its first royal owner, Frederick the Great (Kaiser Friedrich II).
The blue and white china plates, which are 20cm in diameter, dishwasher safe and microwaveable, come in a gift box with a 56-page brochure.
If a porcelain depiction of a German nuclear power plant is that special item you need to bring your room together you can buy one on the Atomteller website, where you will also find some handy display suggestions.
// via RBNSHT //