Empress Barbara Cups

A collection that is dedicated to women worldwide, and foremost to Empress Barbara. The triple queen – of Hungary, Germany and Bohemia – unsettled her contemporaries with her beauty, intelligence and special magnetism only strong women possess. Her passion for alchemy, astrology and metaphysical experimentation shone light into the darkness of medieval times. The five-pointed star combines the ocean star with our Adriatic Sea star. It symbolizes Slovenia’s path towards the state of intelligence and love.

Materials: ceramics or porcelain, gilt, platinum.

Oskar Kogoj, designer

“When designing the cups, I was drawn and inspired by the story of the Middle Ages about a young woman who married a European Caesar and started practicing alchemy and science, both of which were forbidden.”

Photography & PR: Galerija D*94