Ena / Ena Orient

Biscuit Jar, 0,6l

Featuring oriental elements integrated into a vibrant and modern design, Ena Rottenberg’s 1930 line reflects the time’s fascination and deep curiosity for the “Orient”. As one of the few female ceramic artists of her time Ena Rottenberg was trained at the Vienna school of Applied Arts. While there, she had the opportunity to study under great ceramic pioneers namely Anton Hanek and Michael Powolny. To this day, Ena Rottenberg is not only recognized for her pioneering and paramount work as a ceramic artists but also for her historical impact as one of the members of the “Wiener Wekstätte”, a key Viennese organization.

In her Orient line, Ena paired the smooth modern looking shapes of her set with intricately designed figurine faces. With their exotic flair of grandeur, these figurine heads, representing countries with which major trade routes were established, showcased the West’s utter enchantment with a world that expanded beyond their beliefs and traditions. Ena’s set is also available with simple knobs replacing the heads.

0.431 kg
11 x 16 cm