Royal Copenhagen “Picnic”
My interest in 20th Century ceramics starts to wane a bit in the late 1970s, but occasionally I come across interesting designs or stories from later.
This is a Royal Copenhagen design you don’t see that often, but was very popular when it was released in the early 1980s. The design is called “Picnic”. Strangely enough it is a design that rarely turns up nowadays. To me it typifies the flat, clean and bright design of the 1980s.
There were 6 different patterns in this series, with the forms designed by Grethe Meyer, and the graphics by Ole Kortzau. Interestingly, both of these designers initially worked as Architects but are now better known for their work in other design fields.
Ole Kortzau is well known for his series of Danish beachscape postcards from the 1970’s-1980’s which obviously influenced the bright, fresh designs of “Picnic”. He also designed for Georg Jensen, Holmegaard, Kvadrat amongst others. Read more