As a work of art, perfume must be presented in the right way, in a beautiful setting which will extend the olfactory experience into a visual and tactile encounter.
At the crossroads between tradition and modernity, SULÉKÓ wants you to rediscover the beauty of porcelain.
It was in China, under the Tang Dynasty (618-906 AD), that the first pieces of porcelain were created. The fruit of a secret blend of various minerals (kaolin, feldspar, quartz) these incredibly delicate and translucent pieces sound like bells when they are struck. Chinese poets described these pieces evoking “the luster of silver and the whiteness of snow”.
In Europe, the secret of porcelain was first discovered in Saxony in 1710. In Russia, the St Petersburg Imperial Manufactory was founded in 1744. In France, the discovery of the first deposit of kaolin in 1768 near Limoges, allowed the art of hard-paste porcelain to develop.
In the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, many perfume bottles were produced from porcelain, considered the epitome of elegance. They were glazed and richly decorated in polychrome and sometimes with leaf, flower and shell relief in a rococo style.
Today, porcelain is very much linked to the world of tableware. However, in recent years, it has intrigued and attracted many artists. Although fragile, it is nevertheless very resistant and can be worked in many different ways: raw, glazed, decorated… opening up a whole field of possibilities. Contemporary ceramists talk about a lifelong learning experience.
SULÉKÓ perfume bottles are porcelain sculptures worked around a glass bottle containing the fragrance. At the crossroads between works of art and designer objects, these sculptures enhance your discovery of the perfume projecting you into its world.
Two talented artists, Joelle Fèvre and Alain Fichot, both specialised in a specific technique, worked alongside SULÉKÓ to develop sculpture-bottles as visual and tactile representations of each fragrance. SULÉKÓ thus offers a multi-sensory experience.