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Piotr Baro – Knabstrup

Piotr Baro, Wall Plaque, Knabstrup Denmark

Piotr Baro Knabstrup Denmark

Piotr Baro 1924-1998 , arrived in Denmark in 1957 as a political refugee from Poland, and went on to become a well known illustrator and designer, and worked also as a teacher at Grafiske Højskole.

As a designer, he is best known for imaginative and bold ceramic designs – usually wall plaques – produced at the Danish ceramics factory Knabstrup pottery. These designs really stand out from the crowd with their very stylised illustrations, often depicting animals or mythical creatures.

Most of the plaque designs you will come across are in striking black and white – but many of these designs were also produced in blue and white, although they are much harder to find.

Piotr Baro, Wall Plaque, Knabstrup Denmark

Piotr Baro, Wall Plaque, Knabstrup Denmark

Piotr Baro, Wall Plaque, Knabstrup Denmark

Piotr Baro, Wall Plaque, Knabstrup Denmark

The 2 examples above are wall plaques I have had, and the 2 below are from Maike’s Danishmood Etsy store.

Piotr Baro, Wall Plaque, Knabstrup Denmark

Piotr Baro, Wall Plaque, Knabstrup Denmark

Piotr Baro, Wall Plaque, Knabstrup Denmark

Piotr Baro, Wall Plaque, Knabstrup Denmark

Piotr Baro, Dinnerware Design for Knabstrup

Piotr Baro, Dinnerware Design for Knabstrup

Piotr also designed some striking dinnerware designs like the one above, again from Maike’s “Danishmood” Etsy store.

Baro also designed a number of highly coloured ceramic plaques, but again these are very hard to find compared to the black and white designs. I managed to find 1 example on 1stDibs some time ago, below:

Piotr Baro, Wall Plaque, Knabstrup Denmark

Piotr Baro, Wall Plaque, Knabstrup Denmark

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