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: