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About Lyngby Porcelæn

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Porcelain factory Denmark – Lyngby Porcelæn

The porcelain factory in Denmark, Lyngby Porcelæn, was founded in 1936. The company was founded by the entrepreneurial wholesaler Holst & Knudsen, who first acquired Kjøbenhavn’s Porcellains Maleri in 1924 and then founded the factory to produce porcelain tableware, vases and other decorative art of high-quality craftsmanship. The factory closed in 1969, but managed to make a big impact on Danish design history.

Lyngby Porcelæn has always made a strong mark on the history of Danish porcelain, and always with an eye on current trends. For example, it used to be common for people to have two sets of tableware: one for everyday use and one for entertaining. Over time, however, this has changed with more and more people starting to use their smart, decorative tableware day to day.  At Lyngby Porcelæn, this is reflected in a perfectionist approach to the minimalist style that fits in with today’s modern design.

In 2012, the Lyngby Porcelæn brand resumed, and in 2016 the brand was acquired by Rosendahl Design Group. We are now relaunching these iconic designs, recreating them with the greatest care and respect for Lyngby's design legacy. We have combined classic craftsmanship with advanced production techniques to embrace a DNA and a design language that is unique but still fits into most homes.

Vases and candlesticks from Lyngby Porcelæn on a table

Lyngby Porcelæn– handmade design since 1936

Porcelænsfabrikken Danmark – Lyngby Porcelæn was founded in Kongens Lyngby in Denmark in 1936 with the aim of producing porcelain tableware, vases and other decorative arts of high-quality craftsmanship.

Until the 1920s, ornamentation and decoration dominated designs. The focus was more on the decoration of the porcelain rather than the shape itself. But this changed over time, strongly influenced by the functionalist Bauhaus movement in Germany, and soon form and functionality became more important than the decoration itself.

A classic in Danish design history

With minimalist perfectionism, classic elegance and clean lines, Lyngby Porcelæn has always made a big impression in Danish design and porcelain crafts. And that’s also what makes Lyngby Porcelæn is still synonymous with modern and forward-looking craftsmanship at its finest.

Lyngby Porcelæn is the brand behind the development and reinterpretation of iconic designs, created with a fine sense of detail and great respect for the history that connects classic craftsmanship and modern advanced production techniques. All this is reflected in Lyngby Porcelæn’s DNA – a DNA that ensures our unique designs.

The Lyngby Porcelæn story – Danish design since 1936

The Lyngby vase from Lyngby Porcelæn is made by hand


Porcelain factory Danmark – Lyngby Porcelæn was established in Kongens Lyngby. One of Lyngby Porcelæn's most iconic designs, the Lyngby vase, is then introduced. When it was first designed, it was a sharp contrast to classic and traditional porcelain techniques. It shifted the focus from decoration to form and thus challenged conventional design.
Bonbonnierer from Lyngby Porcelæn with characteristic grooves


The first Bonbonniere was produced with the distinctive grooves, and which is now part of Lyngby Porcelæn’s impressive design archive. Design inspiration for this charming bowl was found in the clean and functional lines of the Lyngby vase, but the Bonbonniere still had its own unique design language.
Refractory porcelain in various parts in the DAN-ILD series from Lyngby Porcelæn


This year, the refractory DAN-ILD series was introduced. DAN-ILD was an everyday porcelain series with many refractory parts designed to be taken directly from the oven to the table. The Rhombe pattern we see on the Rhombe series today is a decoration taken from the DAN-ILD series. It was interpreted as a relief, and is the basis of the Rhombe pattern.
A sign with the year 1956


Axel Brüel (1900–1977) joined the company. Brüel was a Danish ceramic artist who owned a ceramic studio in Hillerød with his wife. He worked for many years as an artistic consultant for Lyngby Porcelæn, and his clear, pure style greatly influenced the functional design style that Lyngby Porcelæn worked with in the 1950s and 1960s.
Jug and cups in the Thermodan series from Lyngby Porcelæn


Lyngby Porcelæn manufactures the world’s first thermal dinner service in porcelain, Thermodan. The dinner service was designed by Axel Brüel, who, together with his engineers, experimented with thermotechnics for an entire year before achieving a result he was satisfied with.
Esben Klint lamp and bonbonniere from Lyngby Porcelæn


1961 is the year when the Esben Klint lamp was launched. The lamp was the result of a collaboration between designer Esben Klint and Lyngby Porcelæn.
Arrangement of Form vases in different colors from Lyngby Porcelæn


This is the first time the Form vases have were found in the catalogues. The simple and elegant design, with its circular shapes and wide opening at the top, makes the vase perfect for enhancing the natural beauty of flowers.

The same year, Porcelain Factory Denmark Lyngby Porcelæn also closed, and all rights were left to the family.
A sign with the year 2011


Christian Elving relaunched the Lyngby Porcelæn brand based on the original drawings and trademarks.
Bonbonniere in glass from Lyngby Porcelæn filled with chocolate


The Bonbonniere was relaunched.
The Lyngby vase was relaunched as the first icon for Lyngby Porcelæn


The Lyngby vase was relaunched as the first icon for Lyngby Porcelæn.
Rhombus plates in stack from Lyngby Porcelæn


The new Rhombe dinner service was put into production.
Rosendahl Design Group logo


The Rosendahl Design Group acquired Lyngby Porcelæn.
Cake stand and cups in Rhombe service from Lyngby Porcelæn


Following high demand, the stylish Rhombe series was expanded with bowls, dishes, cake stands and thermal cups. The new products made it possible to set a classic dinner table with one and the same dinner service.
Curve vases in two sizes and Lyngby vases from Lyngby Porcelæn


The Curve vase was launched. It stood out for its elegant combination of contrasting surfaces and rounded shapes. The vase’s curves were taken from Lyngby Porcelæn’s archives and, with its exquisite craftsmanship, was a tribute to the Lyngby legacy.
Colorful table setting with frame parts in Rhombe Color from Lyngby Porcelæn


Rhombe Color was launched in collaboration with Stilleben to add colour to the brand’s classic white service. The colours were carefully matched with different shades on the individual tableware pieces, so that they could be mixed and matched for a colourful aesthetic or used as individual statements in the table setting.
Different frame parts from DAN-ILD, Lyngby Porcelæn, placed with vegetables in between


The same year the DAN-ILD series was relaunched, also in collaboration with Stilleben. The design duo took the functional and simple design from the 1950s and created a modern interpretation to suit any home and table.
Arrangement of two different vases in the Tura series from Lyngby Porcelæn


The beautiful and sculptural Tura series was launched. The series was designed by Philip Bro Ludvigsen and made with respect for Lyngby Porcelæn’s classic grooves, but was also a modern take on a vase.

Lyngby Porcelæn is classic Danish design

Ever since its foundation in 1936, the Porcelain Factory Denmark – Lyngby Porcelæn has made its unequivocal mark on the history of Danish porcelain.

With its iconic green monogram at the bottom of the products, Lyngby Porcelæn remains a classic and timeless producer of Danish design.

Lyngby Porcelæn has strong historical roots and has been known for more than 80 years for its elegant and forward-looking Danish design and simple, stylish decorative handiccrafts. Driven by a passion for new ideas that can develop and improve everyday life, Lyngby Porcelæn is motivated by tradition and innovation.

We created the world’s first thermal cup in porcelain – and we were also the first to introduce tableware that could be taken straight from the oven and placed on the dining table. We create thoughtful, elegant designs for modern living. Each product has a simple, beautiful, timeless design.

Based on these traditions, Lyngby Porcelæn still represents refined Danish design – simple, stylish, sculptural. It’s about recognising a legacy – while setting the stage for the next stories to be told.

Rhombe service from Lyngby Porcelæn on a table
Plate in Rhombe service from Lyngby Porcelæn with cake on it

Next steps on the journey

Lyngby Porcelæn has for many years left a massive mark on Danish porcelain production and was added to Rosendahl Design Group’s brand portfolio in 2016.

Since then, we have launched a wide range of new products, including Rhombe tableware, which is designed with inspiration from an old service from the archives at Porcelænsfabrikken Danmark – Lyngby Porcelæn. We thus look back at history and traditions and reinterpret and renew old classics to fit into the present. This is something we will continue to do.

Lyngby Porcelæn – Lines to perfection

With Lines to perfection, we want to express our pride and appreciation for both our tradition-rich design legacy and our modern approach to relevant, complete and current design.

By lines to perfection, we mean that Lyngby Porcelæn should be understood as an expression of our approach to minimalist design and functionalist perfectionism.

This sentence is therefore the cornerstone of Lyngby Porcelæn and summaries our special characteristics. The cornerstone also tells the story of the courage and values that are the essence of Lyngby Porcelæn.

Our special characteristics

Rhombe service from Lyngby Porcelæn

High-quality craftsmanship

We never compromise on the quality of craftsmanship in porcelain, just as our approach to production always follows care and respect for our long and proud design legacy. We always use the best materials, and we take pride in producing our products so they are perfect down to finest detail. For Lyngby Porcelæn, craftsmanship is part of the entire process from start to finish. When we devise and design, shape and produce our products, everything has to be just so. This is the dedication we have put into the Rhombe series. Here, work has gone into the recognisable Rhombe relief in order to achieve the perfect aesthetic – both for the eye and for the hand.
Artistic installation of the colorful Rhombe Color service from Lyngby Porcelæn

Timeless, modern shapes

With the distinctive grooves, modern diamond shape and timeless visual appearance, Lyngby Porcelæn is the story of popular shapes that always fit in. It is rooted in a simple, clean aesthetic – and we like to experiment to create solutions that can challenge conventions. Our modern design classics reinterpret Lyngby Porcelæn’s original designs from 1936 – to create understated elegance in everyday life. We always try to balance the historical with the modern. This is evident in timeless classics such as the white Rhombe service and the Lyngby vase – and when we renew ourselves and create modern designs such as Rhombe Color, which has a playful and direct approach to the modern colour palette and a deep colour saturation that sparks joy and life in the modern home.
The iconic grooves on the Lyngby vase from Lyngby Porcelæn

Minimalist perfectionism

Created in a minimalist look with a distinctive aesthetic, Lyngby Porcelæn is an original and well-known design that strives for perfectionism. We know exactly what we're good at, and we stick to what we know. Minimalist design, however, doesn't mean design without details – because there are plenty of these. The understated details – like the classic grooves in the Lyngby vase and the relief pattern in the Rhombe series – underline the perfectionism that goes through the entire brand, from development and production to quality control and final delivery.
Vases in window sill iTura series from Lyngby Porcelæn

A stylish choice

Lyngby Porcelæn’s timeless favourites will fit into any stylish home. Whatever the interior, we embrace diversity and complete the look of your home with our contemporary and stylish designs. That’s why our products always make a safe gift. The classic Lyngby vase is used and presented in many different ways, and it can be personalised to fit your own home. The Rhombe dinner service is also an example of a stylish choice.
The classic Lyngby vase from Lyngby Porcelæn is being cast

The iconic Lyngby vase

High-quality craftsmanship, timeless and modern shapes and stylish minimalist perfectionism are characteristics that are consistent in all our designs and products. And the classic Lyngby vase that most people associate with Lyngby Porcelæn is no exception. Even though the Lyngby vase is over 50 years old, demand for it is higher than ever. The white cylindrical vase with its distinctive grooves is a symbol of modern design in the Danish porcelain history. 

Read here about how it is produced – and how it takes time, heart and soul to produce the unique quality that makes this vase stand out from all the rest.

How production is done

Many parts of the process are done by hand, giving each vase a unique story. To top it off, a green monogram is hand-applied at the bottom of each Lyngby Porcelæn product, indicating that the product is of high quality. The hand-printed monogram is also your guarantee that you are investing in a design icon that can be passed down from generation to generation.
Stamp with logo on the bottom of a Lyngby vase from Lyngby Porcelæn

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