Instead of spending those strange days between Christmas and New Year sat on the sofa or shopping in the sales, this year my family and I will be heading back to Copenhagen.
Even though regular visitors to this amazing city, we have still to experience it during the winter months; and what an exciting way to end the year too.
If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know by now that I’m a huge fan and collector of Royal Copenhagen. So, one special Danish tradition I am very much looking forward to experiencing is visiting their Christmas Tables exhibition.
Now in its 55th year, the annual event is visited by more than 200,000 people and held in one of Copenhagen’s oldest buildings, the brand’s beautiful flagship store located in the heart of the city.
Every year, leading celebrities and creatives from all walks of life are personally invited to decorate their own festive table setting using Royal Copenhagen products as their centrepiece.
The theme this year pays tribute to the brand’s long-standing love of flowers, a subject I’ve previously written about before.
Throughout their 240-year history, Royal Copenhagen has become synonymous world-wide for its hand-crafted and hand-painted blue and white porcelain; in particular the iconic Blue Fluted Plain flower pattern.
This year’s seven chosen creatives are:
- Florist and Interior Designer, Leif Sigersen
- Artistic sisters Helene Schjerbeck and Simone Bendix, also known as Edition Poshette
- Textile Designer, Helene Blanche
- Denmark’s only Fleuriste, Effi Pingel
- Self-taught Metalsmith, Rasmus Andersen
- Paper Artist Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen, who creates extravagant silk-paper flowers for Viktor & Rolf, Karl Lagerfeld, Fendi and Georg Jensen
I personally am very much looking forward to seeing the very different interpretations for myself as well as getting inspired for the new year ahead.
One thing’s for sure; it’s going to be truly magical!
The Royal Copenhagen Christmas Table exhibition can be seen until December 31st on the 2nd floor at Amagertov 6, 1160 Copenhagen K. Alternatively find out more by visiting the Royal Copenhagen website.
All images courtesy of Royal Copenhagen.