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Legendary Porcelain Artworks for Your Home
The Gift Projects online showroom...




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Unique and Timeless Gifts

Published: December 13, 2013 (Issue # 1790)

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The web-based Gift Projects showroom welcomes you to the world of original, artistic presents that you would be proud to give... but may rather want to keep for yourself.

Exquisite designer porcelain items outstanding home decorative objects and pieces for everyday use are made by such famous Russian artists as Andrey Makarevich, Evgeny Grishkovets and others.

An unconventional approach and a subtle local flavor are evident in the porcelain tea sets and mugs, decorative plates and meticulously made figurines made by Russian artists G.A.V. Traugot, Mikhail Chemiakin, Alexander Florensky and Vasily Golubev.

Our newest arrival is a porcelain collection that was made in collaboration with the celebrated artists Yuriy Norsteyn and Francesca Yarbusova, the authors of the legendary Hedgehog in the Fog cartoon. Themarvelous porcelain collection consists of both tea and coffee sets, decorative plates and other pieces and features recognizable shots from this award-winning cartoon.What an amazing gift idea for creating an atmosphere of warmth and coziness!

Incredibly realistic and absolutely stunning fine bone porcelain and bronze figurines are made by Russian sculptors Anatoly Danilov and Galina Belash, who regularly take part in the most challenging and ambitious artistic projects run by the Imperial Porcelain Manufactory including the reconstruction of artworks from the State Hermitage Museum collection. Danilov and Belash's works whether aminiature Sphynx cat, a life-sized sparrow, sculptures of thoroughbred horses or a retro-style swimmer figurine always amaze and are crafted with attention to even the smallest details.

Gift Projects's porcelain collection is complemented by hand-picked items produced by the Imperial Porcelain Manufactory that feature traditional Russian motifs in their decorations.

Fashionistas will find our designer jewelry collectionbeguiling. The charming glass pendants, necklaces and earrings are all hand-made in Italy by famous designer Daniela Poletti in herVetrofuso studio. The jewelry is carefully crafted and made of the finest materials baroque pearls, genuine Swarovski crystals and pearls,turquoise,amethyst, quartz, tourmaline, silk and 925 silver and each piece features a central glass element. Poletti is best known for her mastery in creating art pieces made of this material. She meticulously reproduces ancientglassworking techniques (which have been kept in secret for centuries) and the traditions of working with this unique material, simultaneously solid and flexible, in her Vetrofuso studio. Giorgio Armani and Saudi Arabian princessesare all counted among the fans of her works.

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