In early spring, just before the frost releases its grip on nature, a beautiful and wild shrub that not many of us might recognize, will blossom. With the new bone china tableware-series, Rosa Slåpe (Pink Blackthorn), Wik & Walsøe aim to change this.
White and delicate
Blackthorn (Prunus Spinosa) is a shrub in the rose family, which thrives in the open countryside or in coastal regions. In earlier times there was a belief that the plant had supernatural powers, and it has often been associated with witchcraft.
Due to its branches that bear thick thorns, blackthorn can be perceived as a little wild and inaccessible – even though the flower is white and delicate. But when it flowers in early May, and basks in glow of the early morning sun, the flowers show themselves in a soft pinkish hue. These pink flowers adorn Wik & Walsøes new bone china tableware; Slåpe Rosa.
The tableware is subdued, elegant and slightly nostalgic – with its pink flowers dancing lightly on the edge of the tableware. It will look lovely against a simple backdrop of a white tablecloth and shining glass- and flatware, but will also work beautifully with other muted pastels or differing patterns.
Slåpe Rosa consists of several pieces produced in bone china, with a fantastic translucency and a glossy and vitreous appearance.
Maintenance & Care
Wik & Walsøe porcelain items can be washed in the dishwasher. Place the dishes in the dishwasher so that they do not touch each other during the wash cycle, as that may result in shipping. Fill the dishwasher evenly on both levels. Rinse very dirty dishes before washing them in the dishwasher. Rinsing for example milk glasses before washing in the dishwasher is rec-ommended as dairy products may create a cloudy film on the glass when washed in high temperatures.
The Norwegian design studio Wik & Walsøe was established in 2006. In only a few short years they managed to make their mark as a distinctive new voice within fine porcelain and glass production. Wik & Walsøe is now a major brand in the Norwegian and Scandinavian market, and their products are sold in selected stores internationally. In 2013 Wik & Walsøe were awarded the Female Entrepreneur of the year prize by Innovation Norway. In 2016 Wik & Walsøe celebrate their tenth anniversary.