oyal Copenhagen and the blue waves of Denmark have been entwined for centuries. At the founding meeting of Royal Copenhagen in May 1775, protector of the factory, Queen Juliane Marie, proposed three blue wavy lines should be the factory’s trademark. Still today, the waves are marked on every piece of Royal Copenhagen-porcelain.
As the story goes, the three waves of the Royal Copenhagen trademark were originally painted vertically onto the porcelain, their corners marking the cardinal points of the Sound, the Great Belt, and the Little Belt.
In 2019, photographer, Anders Hviid-Haglund, will capture Royal Copenhagen’s trademark waves in the Waves of Blue project.
Along with the royal crown and the painter’s signature, the three blue waves are marked on the underside of every piece of Royal Copenhagen-porcelain.
It has been 244 years since Royal Copenhagen was born from the sea; from the three main waterways of Denmark marked on every piece of porcelain. A trademark forever linking Royal Copenhagen to the waters of Denmark; to the poetry of the sea, and the whispered fables of its waves, forever returning to the shore with new tales.