When we think of Denmark, we can’t help but think of design. Minimalism, functionalism, clean lines and an abundance of white spring to mind, alongside thoughts of the world-renowned Danish pastries.
Nestled in the historic Frederiksstaden district in Copenhagen is Keramik og Glasvaerkstedet, the ceramic and glass workshop, conveniently located a hop, skip and jump away from a handful of other ceramic studios and you guessed it, a traditional Danish bakery.
Keramik og Glasvaerkstedet is run by four independent designers – glass artist Sia Mai and ceramicists Rebecca Lundberg, Lise Damsager and Annemette Kissow – who carry on the famed Scandinavian craft and design tradition by creating aesthetic, minimalistic and delicate products for modern living. Established in 1995, the studio-shop offers a taste of both small serial productions and one-off sculptural products in porcelain, stoneware, glass, wood and concrete.
With big bright windows and that traditional Nordic feel, the scene is set for you to buy artisanal handmade products from the makers themselves. If you’re lucky, you might even catch Rebecca and Annemette working out of the studio-shop which is conveniently equipped with a kiln room and glazing area.
Refined craftsmanship and a deep knowledge of materials is the essence of Keramik og Glasvaerkstedet. Many of the products on display are made on-site, while others are made at small-scale production sites in rural Denmark and Sweden. The designers are dedicated to creating modern pieces of art that are rooted in tradition; pieces that transcend current trends, to be treasured for years to come.
Next time you’re in Copenhagen stop by KRONPRINSESSEGADE 43 and have a chat about all things design with the women who live and breathe it. And if you’re looking for somewhere memorable to stay, look no further than White Line Hotels Edits Avenue Hotel for a true Scandinavian design experience.