Memphis Stoneware - craftsmanship meets sustainable innovation
Evolution of a collection
The design and process of the Memphis Stoneware collection has a 10-year long history. Starting out as being sold as a limited handmade edition, it has evolved over time to become a large scale production without compromising on neither function nor aesthetics. It is still rooted in Ditte's and Jelena's design, and the Stilleben philosophy of long-lasting aesthetic.
Today the Memphis Stoneware Collection is produced in a ceramics factory located near the west coast of Portugal, south of Porto, in close collaboration with our partners. Portugal has a long history of stoneware production and the raw materials used in production are sourced locally from natural resources.
Tradition meets innovation and sustainable practises
The factory combines centuries of knowhow in European stoneware production with the latest technologies. It has developed a unique single-fire technology, burning both the stoneware and the glaze simultaneously. This energy saving process both results in an incredibly strong and durable stoneware with a unique glaze and significantly lowers the carbon footprint of pottery production.
The stringent, geometric expression of the Memphis Stoneware is softened with vibrant, lively colors and glossy, transparent glaze. The special glaze is developed by our partners to create a highly durable and scratch resistant surface of the stoneware.
The philosophy of Memphis Stoneware
At Stilleben we value the everyday - and sharing meals in good company with family and friends. This translates into our tableware which is a natural extension of Stilleben's universe centered around our living and dining spaces.
The Memphis Stoneware collection is a series of objects of value made for everyday living. It is simple forms made from honest materials in well-balanced, inspiring colors and glazes. Each product is part of a cohesive and distinct whole.