It all began in 1888
The idea behind the annual plate as we know it today originates from the 1888 Nordic Industrial, Agricultural and Arts Exhibition in Copenhagen. An enormous event, primarily held in and around the Tivoli gardens, that would bring 1,3 million guests to a country of just 2 million inhabitants. The Royal Danish Porcelain Factory had, as part of its exhibition at the fair, created a series of plates that lined the podiums used for display. The plates were decorated in blue with the factory’s logo: The crown and three wavy lines.