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ROSENTHAL MEETS VERSACE

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Rosenthal meets Versace

Philipp Rosenthal was seventeen when he set off for America and progressed from being a dishwasher to becoming a salesman for porcelain. After his initial commercial success, Philipp Rosenthal decided to produce his own porcelain in 1891. The new porcelain factory attracted attention because of the technical developments and contemporary design, as the sophisticated company founder was always searching for new ideas – thus remaining true to his motto, “I have no use for anyone who cannot look beyond the garden fence.” The collaboration with Versace, the Milan fashion house, began in 1992 under the leadership of Gianni Versace. He aimed to realize his concept of a Versace Lifestyle and found Rosenthal to be the perfect partner. Gianni Versace’s original vision can still be found in the Rosenthal meets Versace designs which are now in the hands of his sister, Donatella Versace, who is the Creative Director. She has both extended the lines offered by the fashion sector of the Versace company and provided a new interpretation for many of the inimitable decors and motifs in Rosenthal meets Versace so that they are still contemporary and appealing in the 21st century.

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