Designed by nature: The rounded „Taste“ contours remind of pebbles as can be found on a beach or bank. Bumping and abrasion over many thousands of years have gradually smoothed these formerly edgy rock fragments on their way through rivers as well as in the sea and thus turned into countless smooth, organically-rounded, asymmetrically shaped pebbles having inspired the “Taste” design. At a quick glance, the tableware may according to modern standards thus possibly look a bit archaic, at second glance, however, one notices that this is exactly the reason why it is marvelously natural and authentic. Of course, pebbles also set the tone in terms of color: taupe reminds of grey granite, marron of brown quartzite and petrol of green serpentine. The nature-oriented aesthetics is brought to perfection by not entirely even and weathered looking colored rims as well as small color specks creating an impression of patina, tiny cracks and traces of use thus adding character to the dishwasher safe stoneware tableware. With its non-conformist design focusing on the beauty of nature and the charm of the imperfect, “Taste” is a sensestimulating tableware. It invites to look at things beyond a superficial perfectionism in a more subtle way in order to recognize the appeal of the simple and natural and to cherish the calm and harmony hidden therein. nice to know: Stoneware is a ceramic material with a quality level between that of earthenware and porcelain. Unlike earthenware, stoneware is fired to full density, its body is not porous and thus waterproof even without glaze. In contrast to porcelain, stoneware is not transparent, has a stone white or mussel white hue and appears more rustic altogether.