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MY CHRISTMAS LUNCH DREAMChristmas is an enchanting time. In the middle of a dark December we gather with loved ones and find comfort in traditions. But while you sit in the cosy glow of candle lights and warm yourself with a hot drink, why not allow yourself to dream? What if Christmas was a chance to do something new, grab those closest to you and disappear into a new Christmas universe where dreams and reality come together in the most enchanting of settings? This is the foundation for Royal Copenhagen’s Christmas Table Exhibition 2022.
“I wanted to create the setting of the Christmas lunch that I’d most want to be invited to myself. One that’s intimate and festive with friends and one that’s a break from the traditional Christmas feasts with family. Both settings are cosy and festive in their own way and I love all Christmas traditions,” tells multi artist and cookbook author Frederikke Legaard.
Frederikke has created a sensorial and holistic experience with her Christmas universe where scent, tactility and beauty plays an important role. Frederikke’s Christmas table is inspired by her love for Japanese and Scandinavian culture, design, architecture and of course ceramics and porcelain. She imagines a Christmas lunch where the belly gets a break from the heavy traditional holiday feast and where she gets to go crazy in the kitchen and experiment with numerous small servings.
The table gets its eclectic expression from the graphical collection blomst, which is combined with White Fluted Full Lace, White Facet and UNIKA, all from Royal Copenhagen. As a counterpart to the angular pieces, Frederikke has created her own porcelain in soft and organic shapes. She has burnt and glazed the pieces in the workshop of renowned ceramicist Snorre Læssøe Stephensen (professor at the Danish Academy for Arts), who shares Frederikke’s passion for Japanese porcelain and ceramics.
Within the theme “An Enchanted Christmas”, this year’s exhibition explores the invited table decorators’ dreams and thoughts when their creativity is set free. With one foot planted in their own Christmas traditions and the other in their specific branch of the arts, the table decorators reach for a Christmas full of creativity and magic.
Multi artist, cookbook author and winner of ‘The Great Danish Bake Off’ 2019. Published the cookbook ‘Kogekunst’ in 2021 featuring dishes that were all created, illustrated and photographed by Frederikke herself during Covid-19. She creates art in her atelier in Nørrebro.
Explore the other Christmas Tables on Amagertorv 6 in Copenhagen or online here.