For Roxanne Flick, a creative Luxembourg designer celebrated for her pieces of furniture and home accessories, design has to offer something more than simply creating functional objects. Design products must certainly perform a function, but they must also be ambassadors of stories, and speak a language that fascinates and triggers emotions. This emotional aspect is reflected in all her work and goes hand in hand with her attention to manual skills. During her training in Luxembourg, Germany and the Netherlands, she cultivated an interest in craftsmanship, which soon transformed into a passion. To carry out her projects she often works with skillful master artisans: such is the case with her collaboration with Michael Nätscher to produce a contemporary porcelain collection inspired by the historical tradition of Chinese porcelain.
German Michael Nätscher, the third generation in a family of artisans, is a master in woodturning, a technique that requires complex know-how. Precision and a sense of form lead to an aesthetically and practically achievable result. Technical challenges require deep knowledge and a real connection to the material, in order to incorporate creativity into the piece in a convincing way. This certainly happened during this successful collaboration. “Our work clarifies that an inanimate form can be alive and involves a process that does not end with the production of the object, but goes far beyond,” says Flick. “The objects reflect a dynamic and transitory nature, being able to tell a story that fascinates the observer and the user.”