Gottfried Palatin is a designer/artist, who is passionate in developing and making porcelain objects of applied arts.
After attending a college for ceramics and working in a renowed porcelain-artstudio, he developed his own formal language.
1993 marked the beginning of Gottfried Palatin´s cooperation with international design companies, such as Mercantile, J&L Lobmeyr, WG/Grundmann, WMF, Authentics etc., which has resulted in many design products in various materials.
As of 2000, Palatin has been dedicating himself again to his favourite materials glass and porcelain and thus been focusing on the cooperation with manufacturers, as their work style, i.e. reaching highest quality by working manually, fully correspond with his GP´s approach. Subsequently, numerous, highly sophisticated, manufactured items and collections have been created in cooperation with the renowed manufacturers „Wiener Porzellan-Manufaktur Augarten“ and the Bavarian crystal glass manufacturer „Theresienthal“, that are fully in line with the respective traditions while pointing towards the future due their novelty ideas and modern shapes.
It is exactly the challenge of finding the limits of feasibility on the one hand while exceeding them on the other that GP has best succeeded in especially as regards his own develoments with porcelain. However, the cooperation with manufacturers also means to respect a company´s individual feasibility as well as its boundaries and to accord them with one's own vision.
In fact, throughout his cooperation with manufacturers, Gottfried Palatin has never lost track of continuously developing his own exciting and precious porcelain objects and keeps steadily optimising his very personal objects at the highest standard of porcelain technology to delight the spectator with serene and unpretentious beauty.
He finished his cooperation with manufacturers in 2014 in order to fully concentrate on his own creating of porcelain objects.
Exhibitions/ small selection:
2000 „Limited porcelain edition“ Augarten - Palace/ Vienna/A
2002 „Access granted“ MAK/Museum of Applied Arts/Vienna/A
2006 „European Ceramic Context“ Bornholm/Denmark
2007 „Pure Austrian Design“ ICFF/New York/USA
2008 „Austrian Design between craft and high tech“/Looshaus/Vienna
2009 „The vessel, the objekt“ Kunstforum Solothurn/ Solothurn/CH
2009 „White gold“ Museum Bellerive/Zürich/CH
2014 „ New AugartenTableware by Gottfried Palatin“ Maison&Object/Paris/F
2016 „Tradiertes Können in der digitalen Welt“ MAK/Museum of Applied Arts/Vienna/A
2017 „Ewig schon“ 300 Jahre Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur/Augarten Museum/Vienna/A