Lin Utzon for Rosendahl Denmark
This post is about a design that is not quite 20th Century, but very close to it. Also it ticks all the right boxes for me – Danish, Blue & White, Great Designer, Superb Porcelain, First class Manufacturer.
Erik Rosendahl established Rosendahl, Copenhagen in 1984. They are one of the top manufacturers in Denmark of design for the home and table. Their list of their designers and licences is remarkable.
In 2005, to mark the bicentenary of HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN, Rosendahl launched a Hans Christian Andersen dinner service, designed by Lin Utzon to celebrate this anniversary.
The 31cm service plates from the dinner service below, designed by Lin Utzon, are inspired by six of Hans Christian Andersen’s best-known fairy tales: The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen, The Butterfly, Thumbelina and The Nightingale. The motifs are white and stand out brilliantly against the deepest of cobalt blues – a combination that hallmarks many of Lin Utzon’s creations. This dinner service won the prestigious Germany design prize DESIGN PLUS 2004.