MEISSEN X MÜHLE: the Ming Dragon, male grooming and a perfect gift
Wellness is a trend. The coolly vague term truly has proven to be trending in recent years. And as we look to take the utmost care of ourselves, our bathrooms become just as much a stage on which to showcase one’s finery as the body might do so for super-chic clothes. Cabinets are to be stocked with the finest creams, lotions and potions, and there has never been a timelier call for investing in luxe cosmetic and grooming products. All of which makes the Meissen x Mühle collaboration – formally known as the Mühle Edition Meissen – well worth knowing about.
“Whether for yourself or as a gift to somebody else, the Meissen x Mühle shaving set is the ultimate luxe treat.”
Mühle’s high-end grooming products have stood for quality, durability and craftsmanship since 1945 – ideals that team perfectly with Meissen’s own identity and ethos. For this collaborative effort, the two Saxon brands joined forces to create unique products, destined for design lovers and collectors alike. The full set comprises two shaving brushes, a holder for your brush, a razor and a safety razor.
The precision required to produce such pieces was no mean feat: with porcelain always shrinking as part of the baking process, fitting the Meissen handles to the exactly cut Mühle metal parts is an impressive technical challenge to have overcome. Only possible with the incomparable know-how of both parties.
Delicately painted – by hand, of course – onto the handles of both razor and shaving brush is the beloved Ming Dragon pattern. Dating back all the way to 1740, the décor is one of the manufactory’s most well-known, and fits the image of male grooming quite perfectly. In Chinese philosophy, the dragon is symbolic of the yang part of yin and yang. The creature represents wisdom, masculine strength and prosperity. Quite the charming note to accompany one’s morning shave.