The Omaggio series is one of the biggest design successes from Kähler in recent times. It was launched in 2008 and quickly became a great success with its new way of working with stripes in a modern and soft design. The series has a creative and playful appearance that captures the spirit of the time and has made it popular among design enthusiasts all over the world. The organic shapes and hand-painted stripes give the series an unpretentious and joyful look that appeals to many people, all of whom share a love of good design and quality.
Omaggio means 'celebrate' in Italian, and the series is a tribute to Kähler’s design and craftsmanship tradition, which dates back to 1839. The inspiration for the hand-painted, wide stripes was taken from the most skilled ceramic painters in Kähler’s old workshop, which worked with great precision and innovation to support the forms of the ceramics. Craft tradition is reflected in the production process, where many of the old techniques are used – for example, the stripes are hand-painted with a brush on the raw porcelain.
The Omaggio series is a classic example of how Kähler takes the best from the artistic ceramic heritage and interprets it in collaboration with young, talented designers. For more than 180 years, Kähler has been part of the Danish cultural heritage and is still a leader on the art-ceramic scene – nationally and internationally. And everything that is created takes place with respect for Kähler’s heritage, history and tradition – always with authenticity, art and creativity in mind.