The first European hard porcelain was invented in Germany three centuries ago in 1710. The alchemists Johann Friedrich Böttger and Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus were commissioned by King August the Strong in Dresden to research gold production. The result was not gold but an equally treasured and valuable material: porcelain, the white gold.
In the first German porcelain factory in Meißen, the formula was guarded as a close secret, so that only 50 years later Georg Heinrich Macheleid and Johann Gotthelf Greiner created the first Thuringian porcelain and with it, set the foundations for a successful porcelain culture.
Since 1844, porcelain from Kahla has been sold successfully throughout the world. With the creation of KAHLA/Thüringen Porzellan GmbH in 1994 through Günther Raithel and the establishment of the family firm, the brand has become an innovator of tableware. Today, KAHLA is one of Europe"s most modern porcelain manufacturers, whose products receive international design awards.
KAHLA transforms porcelain into present time and reinvents it all the time. In the KAHLA collection Five Senses "Centuries" innovation meets tradition, reflecting the long history of European porcelain as well as revealing the historical patrimony in an exciting new way.