A fresh egg is an essential part of a proper breakfast, especially in Germany. The same goes for Sunday brunch, when friends and family are all sitting at the table. Some like their eggs soft-boiled, other harder – everyone has different tastes. Konstantin Grcic designed the attractive egg cups Belle so that everyone’s wishes are respected and above all that eggs do not get mixed up. The glazed tip of the handle is a pure, shiny white, or comes in grey, black, yellow, pink and green.
It is most likely pure coincidence that the tip of the handle of Konstantin Grcic’s egg cup Belle is just as sunny-yellow as the yolk of a freshly topped egg at breakfast time. For the hand-painted tip also comes in fresh green, pink, grey or black. The ingenious thing about the German industrial designer’s creation, however, is how securely the egg sits in its specially conceived cup. And thanks to the long handle, it is very easy to use at the table.
Of course. You could use Konstantin Grcic’s egg cup Belle for the traditional children’s birthday party race. But that would certainly take the fun out of the race. They’d all soon find out that in this well-formed porcelain spoon, the egg sits as safely and comfortably as in the hen’s nest. Thus Belle serves better as decoration for the breakfast table, accompanied by its colour-coordinated little “brother”, the egg spoon Bon.
There are attractive egg cups. And there are practical ones. Belle is both. The first is a result of Nymphenburg’s hand-worked porcelain mass, the latter of its designer’s ingenious idea. As in a specially-made nest, the Munich-based industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has the egg rest in the well-formed hollow of a spoon. The handle, with its coloured tip, ensures that the eggcup is both easy to use and to identify.
Praise where praise is due. With Belle, Konstantin Grcic has succeeded in creating an abode for breakfast eggs that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is practical. The egg sits, beckoning, in its small dish with the long handle and waits to be topped. Looking at Belle, we are almost inclined to recall the adventurous egg and spoon races we had as children, balancing the fragile egg on a soup spoon, which was much to flat, and running across the room with outstretched arm. Crack! Now, – thanks to Grcic, that won’t happen again.
Equally as important as the quality of eggs for breakfast is the place where they are ceremoniously topped. The renowned German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has designed a wonderful setting, namely, the egg cup Belle. The egg rests, well protected, in a depression, as in an old-fashioned ladle. Thanks to the practical porcelain handle, the egg cup is both easy to use and carry. Once the egg has been topped, Bon finally comes into its own - the small, colour-coordinated egg spoon that completes the ensemble.
As an exclusive porcelain maker, at Nymphenburg every figurine, plate and cup is made and painted by hand. This goes for both historical and contemporary designs, such as this eleven-centimetre-long egg spoon Bon. Renowned industrial designer Konstantin Grcic designed it in 1999 to complement his Belle eggcup. With this attractive duo, the daily breakfast ritual becomes a culinary and aesthetic treat.
The yellow tip of Bon is the same sunny shade as the yolk of a freshly topped egg. Like every object that leaves the Manufactory’s master workshops, this eleven-centimetre-long egg spoon is made and painted by hand. Renowned German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic designed the small spoon to complement the colour-coordinated, matching counterpart – his Belle eggcup.
As an exclusive porcelain maker, at Nymphenburg every Rococo figurine, plate and cup is made and painted by hand. The same goes for a comparatively simple accessory such as this egg spoon Bon. With an ideal length of eleven centimetres, it is not among the largest pieces of the collection, but is certainly among the very useful. Thus the spoon, designed by Konstantin Grcic, is not only a stylish utensil for eating boiled eggs at breakfast, but also ideal for serving mustard, caviar or homemade pesto.
When an egg spoon is as practical and aesthetically pleasing as Konstantin Grcic’s Bon, we cannot of course restrict its use to eggs at breakfast time. Bon can also be of use for jams and marmalades, sprinkling fleur de sel or serving olives before dinner. Those who like a splash of colour can, in addition to the grey tip, choose a porcelain counterpart in pink, black, green or yellow.
Attentive minds wandering through the Manufactory’s premises on the north side of the grand circle will notice that as well as plates and luminaires, Nymphenburg also makes tiles and wastepaper bins. Here, the staff work with high-quality porcelain as a matter of course, and that on a daily basis. A pleasure that you can also enjoy at home, by serving eggs at breakfast in the eggcup Belle by Konstantin Grcic, accompanied by this pink-tipped egg spoon Bon.
What came first? The egg or the spoon? The egg of course. Bon! As we said, the spoon. The renowned Munich-based industrial designer Konstantin Grcic plays with childhood memories and turns the spoon into an eggcup. He affectionately calls it Belle. The practical and attractive cup is accompanied by a matching egg spoon called Bon. Its eleven-centimetre-long porcelain handle features a black-painted tip.