Artwork Explained: Delft Ocean

Artwork Explained: Delft Ocean

This week we launched our 2nd design for 2021, the absolutely incredible Delft Ocean apparel range. This artwork has been created exclusively for Lunafide by Karol Michalec. Karol is a diverse artist who has a wild imagination and an extremely steady hand. He breathed life into every element of this design with his precise technique, and his uncanny ability to bring a simple concept to life. 

This breathtaking design was curated while the Artist Karol Michalec and the design team were working on a new ocean inspired design together for Lunafide. Karol was walking through the streets of Belgium and he saw a lady wearing the most exquisite headscarf and the fabric looked like liquid porcelain in the most beautiful dutch pottery print. It was at that moment that the inspiration for a delft inspired ocean life design was born. 

Delft Blue is the world-famous pottery type that has been produced in the city of Delft since the 17th century. This pottery style was popular among rich families who would show off their Delft Blue collections to one another. Although the Delftware potters preferred to call it “porcelain”, it was only a cheaper version of true Chinese porcelain.

Delft Blue was not composed of the typical porcelain clay, but from clay that was coated with a tin glaze after it was fired. In spite of this, Delft Blue achieved immense popularity, and at its peak, there were 33 factories in Delft but now only one remains. Delft pottery has a signature midnight blue tone that remains printed in our hearts and minds eternally. 

The design itself consists of marine creatures and other marine elements including a whale, swordfish a turtle shells and ships surrounded by traditional Dutch pottery elements. You will get lost for hours in the beautiful patterns and details of this extraordinary design! 

We can't wait to bring you so many more amazing designs! 

-Lunafide Team <3
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