Mug Jan "Beautiful Monkey of Europe"

Beautiful Monkey of Europe

Mug Jan "Beautiful Monkey of Europe"

49,00 zł
  • DesignerAdam Spała
  • Designed in2015
  • capacity (ml)270

An exceptional collection of mugs with decorations referring to the collection of "Beautiful Monkey of Europe".

The graphics of the porcelain paintings were transferred from large porcelain plates, made in the form of decals and fixed on porcelain mugs.


Available in the collection are selected graphics. Please to choose your monkey from the drop-down list next to the product.

Beautiful Monkeys of Europe.

They fill us with wonder in galleries around the world, carrying out the artist’s message. “This is my warning to mankind. I dream of a more open, tolerant world, jointly solving global problems,” says Adam Spała, the originator and designer of the “Beautiful Monkeys of Europe” collection.

Let’s go back to 2004. The date is not accidental. The artist was inspired by the Polish accession to the European Union. “This is the result of my long search for a sculpture and painting theme that would connect, not divide, the whole of Europe – all 47 countries,” says Adam Spała. It was the beginning of the “Beautiful Monkeys of Europe” project. For more than seven years, the Porcelain Factory AS Ćmielów has witnessed the world’s only collection of the artist’s 47 paintings.

He chose a unique “canvas”, namely porcelain plates manufactured in the Porcelain Factory AS Ćmielów. On them, subsequent elements were painted – in an art deco style, under the strict control of the designer, who had chosen the style and colours, specified proportions and created the whole concept. Each painting was fired several times at high temperatures (800˚C and 1100˚C). First, multicoloured monkeys were created – with original forms, often with attributes typical to that of a given European country. Then, there were painted teacups from AS Ćmielów with national flags that connected the series of paintings. Finally, a cobalt background with the most characteristic architecture of each country was made.

The place of the première of “Beautiful Monkeys of Europe” was special – the National Museum in Hanoi (Vietnam). The exhibition took place in 2011 and was timed so as to coincide with the Polish presidency of the Council of the European Union.

“The collection of paintings is a metaphor for ‘destruction’, the upcoming end of civilization. If the countries don’t work together, we will be doomed. I fear that selfish thinking can get us dangerously close to the level of animals from my paintings,” warns the author.

Each painting was made in only one copy and the whole collection can be viewed in the Van Rij Gallery in Ćmielów. The collection is completed with the 48th painting – Adam Spała’s portrait.

Adam Spała

Born in 1956.

Adam Spała is the 12th owner of AS Cmielow Porcelain Manufactory. 

For many years, he has been designing and creating porcelain works. His inspirations are: the surrounding world and travels.

He designed the Angelic Orchestra, Cat Orchestra, Jewish Orchestra, porcelain figurines of cats in the characteristic square style. He also created a figurine of the Pink Flamingo (made of pink porcelain).

Thanks to the efforts of Adam Spała, he managed to establish cooperation with Lubomir Tomaszewski - an artist who created new designs of  porcelain sculptures for the factory.

Establishing contact with Zofia Kryńska resulted in the reconstruction of the pink porcelain recipe by the factory, after more than 70 years of interruption in its production.

Thanks to the hard work and huge passion of porcelain Adam Spała, in cooperation with the best artists and modelers, he recreated the original porcelain Matilda Website (with a characteristic square foot). This set was made in Ćmielów on the order of Carol Nicholas II for the Polish prima ballerina Matylda Krzesińska.

He is the initiator and founder of the first Living Porcelain Museum in Poland in Ćmielów (2005).

All products are d packed in a dedicated, elegant gift box.

 

For the Relaxing cat figurine we have a wooden box. Such packaging is additionally payable and to be carried out on request.

In the case of shipment of the product via the courier, the packed product is additionally placed in the transport packaging.

If any decoration is not available at the moment, please contact us at zamowienia@cmielow.com.pl

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