HAV is a small but significant porcelain collection that is deeply embedded in the tradition of Royal Copenhagen while simultaneously reaching towards the future. HAV presents new functionalities and shapes beautifully spray-painted by hand and adorned with distinct details in bronze. The collection is carefully tailored to serve multiple functions - a dinner service that is timeless in design and use, made to be used by anyone and for every purpose.
With a vision of pairing simplicity with innovation, the hybrid bowl beautifully unites dining and serving in new harmony. The hybrid bowl is spray-painted by hand and fitted with a bronze detail at the handle.
The shape of the HAV carafe is inspired by the neck of a swan, and the spray-painted decoration by the camouflage scale pattern of fish for protection against raptors of the sky and the deep sea.
The HAV teapot is inspired by the shape of a swimming duck and is adorned with touchable fish scales. The misty tones of the teapot are spray-painted by hand, and the teapot features a distinct bronze handle and asymmetrical lid.
Like the other parts of HAV, the thermal mug is decorated with a distinct fish scale pattern that combines tactility, function, and aesthetics. The oceanic tones are carefully spray-painted onto the mug by hand.
The plates of HAV are encircled by a spray-painted fading decoration done by hand, which graciously frame the served food, bringing an organic, living tactility to any dining scene.
Available in three sizes, the HAV bowls are tailored for all types of dining and serving. A touchable scale decoration, spray-painted by hand in fog-like colours inspired by the morning mist on the horizon, creates an interplay between decoration and functionality.
— Founder of BIG
— Founder of BIOMEGA
— Founder of KILO DESIGN
HAV is designed in collaboration with Danish design trio KiBiSi founded by Lars Holme Larsen, Bjarke Ingels, and Jens Martin Skibsted, bringing together cutting-edge knowledge of fields such as architecture, design, transportation, and electronics. Though the three partners have now ventured into separate projects, the collaborative has remained for the completion of HAV for Royal Copenhagen.
"Because the future begins with the past, we wanted to work with Royal Copenhagen's historic palette of materials and aesthetics and then pull it in new directions for HAV."
A central source of inspiration for
HAV lies in the many references to the Danish ocean found in shapes and decorations of Royal Copenhagen porcelain through centuries. Hav is the Danish word for 'ocean'.
HAV is purposefully simple, elegant and – despite its modernity – radiates exclusivity. It is a multifunctional porcelain collection made to be used by everyone and for all purposes. The subtle fish scale ornamentations are cut to a minimum, serving a function, stimulating the senses.
We must care for things for us to want them in our lives – appreciate the emotions and sensations those things bring to our lives. Almost as if our love for them is what gives them longevity.
HAV is the result of a dream to create something that is both materially and aesthetically sustainable over time.