royal copenhagen porcelain factory [independent field study 1]

feb 12 2009

to be honest, after being exposed to the chinese porcelain heritage in grades 1-12 of chinese school and being dragged all through the National Palace Museum in Taipei when i was a squirmy child, my initial reaction to porcelain has usually been ‘oh…not again.’

i was completely unaware of the danish porcelain tradition, and before walking into the store, i was a bit skeptical.  seeing all of the traditional blue-fluted full-lace asian-imitation delicacies in the window did not make any of my design sensibilities dance with joy.  but as i pressed further into the store, it was a most welcome surprise to see pieces that broke with the characteristic blue/white, ming/qing dynastic styles!  porcelain has definitely modernized and become its own in denmark.

some of my favorites:

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Royal CPH 'Pearl' series: fluted porcelain anda glass vases

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Royal CPH 'Glass' Collection: decorated with a sandblasted reliefs, and can be found in different colors. 'a minimalistic touch.'

Flora Danica series: 'the world's most prestigious dinner service' - even today, it is still moulded and painted by hand as it was more than 200 years ago

the Flora Danica series: 'the world's most prestigious dinner service' - even today, it is still moulded and painted by hand as it was more than 200 years ago


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