Every year since 1963, Royal Copenhagen has asked prominent artists and celebrities to set the Christmas tables in their Royal Copenhagen flagship store on Strøget in Copenhagen. Six different tables all tell an entirely different story. More than 200.000 people visit the exhibition every year, to browse and collect inspiration for their own Christmas tables.
The artists are allowed to interpret their own ideas of a Christmas tables and can pick and choose from the extensive Royal Copenhagen collection of iconic porcelain and figurines.
This year, Royal Copenhagen has invited five different designers to participate. The participants are Rikke Baumgarten and Helle Hestehave from Baum und Pferdgarten; Charlotte Eskildsen from Designers Remix; Ole Yde from Yde; Cecilie Bahnsen, Mark Tan and Leyla Piedayesh, Lala Berlin.
Every year it is one of the first things we do with the kids at Christmas time. They love seeing the stunning settings, some are humoristic, others opulent – but it is mostly a feast for the eyes – even little eyes. Afterwards, we usually have hot chocolate and cake at the Royal Smushi café, but that post is coming soon, so watch this space.
Here are the stunning Christmas tables – as seen with our eyes:
Charlotte Eskildsen from Designers Remix
Ole Yde from Yde
Rikke Baumgarten and Helle Hestehave from Baum und Pferdgarten
Leyla Piedayesh, Lala Berlin
You can visit the Royal Copenhagen Christmas tables until the 31/12 – 2016.