In the Asian region porcelain has been produced for about 3000 years - in Europe only for about 300 years. Nevertheless, porcelain tableware was very popular in Europe from the 13th century and was long considered something special.
Porcelain consists mainly of kaolin, feldspar and quartz. In order to shape the porcelain, there are various processes: Wet porcelain mass can be molded, liquid mass is poured, powder porcelain mass is pressed. Then the molded porcelain must be dried and fired. After that, the glaze can be applied and the porcelain can be fired again - this process makes the porcelain stable, resistant and impervious to water.
The porcelain can then be decorated. The inglaze has proven itself here: The decoration is applied to the already fired and glazed body. The porcelain is then fired again at a temperature of approx. 1,300°C. This process melts the glaze and the decoration sinks into it. Thus, the applied colors and decorations are permanently protected and do not fade - even when the porcelain is cleaned in the dishwasher.
Even in modern times, porcelain production involves a lot of manual labor!
Porcelain is mainly made of kaolin, quartz and feldspar. Due to partially reinforced edges, our porcelain is particularly resistant to signs of use.
Premium porcelain has an even higher edge impact resistance than classic porcelain. It also stacks particularly well and is very cut-resistant.
Bone china porcelain is slightly translucent. Its creamy color is particularly characteristic. In a complex manufacturing process, animal bone ash is added, which gives it its special properties.
In addition to porcelain tableware series, LUSINI also offers stoneware tableware. Earthenware or stoneware is a hard, compact, solid-colored earthenware that has no pores. Stoneware is more brittle than porcelain, glazed but still break-resistant and suitable as tableware.
All our porcelain products are regularly tested according to EU Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004 and are therefore food safe.
Porcelain is a subspecies of ceramics. More specifically, it is the finest and most durable type of ceramic. There are other types of ceramics, for example, glass ceramics and ceramics for sanitary ware.
Our tableware series are characterized by excellent care properties:
Avoid sudden temperature differences! A temperature shock can damage the porcelain. Therefore, you should not rinse hot plates cold; likewise, you should avoid suddenly heating cold plates.
Because of its dense surface, porcelain is very easy to clean. Stubborn dirt can therefore be easily removed. By following a few care tips, your porcelain will remain beautiful for an especially long time:
Even with the most robust porcelain, signs of wear or breakage can occur. That's why LUSINI offers a 10-year availability guarantee on many VEGA tableware series - so you can easily replace damaged parts.