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Royal Copenhagen: Craftsmanship, royal heritage and timeless design

October 25, 2022

The Royal Danish Porcelain Factory was founded at the hands of the royal Danish court in 1775 with the queen dowager Queen Juliane Marie as the factory’s protector. Since then, Royal Copenhagen has focused on crafting outstanding porcelain that can stand the test of time. The factory’s very first pattern Blue Fluted Plain is still being produced to this day and is a true Danish icon.

Craftsmanship, royal heritage and timeless design

A World of Craft

True craftsmanship has been at the core of Royal Copenhagen’s DNA since the factory’s foundation in 1775. The talented blue painters spend years perfecting the techniques required to hand-paint beautiful collections such as the iconic Blue Fluted Plain that dates back to 1775 and newer collections like HAV and Royal Creatures.

Dive Into the Waves with HAV

HAV is a distinctive dinnerware created in close collaboration with design trio KiBiSi, consisting of architect Bjarke Ingels, industrial designer Lars Holme Larsen, and design philosopher Jens Martin Skibsted. HAV is the Danish word for ‘ocean’, which is the core inspiration for the collection. HAV pays tribute to the coasts of Denmark and the maritime heritage of Royal Copenhagen with its three blue waves that grace the bottom of every piece of porcelain. Each item of HAV serves a multifunctional purpose, creating a unique dinnerware set that represents a modern and multi-faceted interpretation of conscious luxury.

A Whimsical World of Royal Creatures

The Royal Creatures collection was introduced in 2021 and is an enchanting and creative collection, in which Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi used the classic Blue Fluted Half Lace pattern from 1888 as the underpinning for their design. Charming creatures from the wetlands and deep and shallow seas effortlessly grace the surface of the delicate porcelain, bringing life and nature to any table. Each piece is beautifully hand-painted by the talented Royal Copenhagen blue painters.

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About Royal Copenhagen

Royal Copenhagen was founded in 1775 as “The Danish Porcelain Factory” under the patronage of Dowager Queen Juliane Marie. Deeply anchored in craftsmanship, royal heritage and timeless design, Royal Copenhagen is one of the most luxurious porcelain brands in the world. An innovative approach and steadfast determination have made Royal Copenhagen a part of Danish cultural history and a true national treasure.

Owning a piece of Royal Copenhagen is like owning a small piece of Danish history. Each collection is created to transcend trends, to be passed down through generations and most importantly created to be used. Whether you enjoy a cup of coffee from a Blue Fluted Plain high handle cup or set an entire table with your collection of porcelain, Royal Copenhagen aims to elevate moments through unparalleled quality and timeless design.