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Grethe Meyer

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Grethe Meyer

Grethe Meyer was a Danish designer and architect who opened her own design studio in 1960. She has been an example for many contemporary female designers. In 1947, she was the only woman to graduate from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. But she didn't let that stop her! She designed many successful design series, including her well-known Blue Line porcelain service for Royal Copenhagen, for which she received the Danish Industrial Design Prize in 1965. She was also known for the Firepot series from 1976, consisting of freezer- and heat-resistant tableware, which was rare at the time. In 1991, Grethe Meyer designed the Copenhagen cutlery series for the Danish brand Georg Jensen.

The design must be uncomplicated, the product easy and comfortable to use and as simple and anonymous as possible in the expression of its properties. In this way, I think that beauty will present itself—a beauty that gives the people who are using the product a natural pleasure, a pleasure which preferably grows stronger the more the product is used.

Grethe Meyer

Grethe Meyer designs

For her designs, Grethe Meyer analysed people's behaviour, such as habits in the home and eating habits. In this way, she ensured that her designs were always very functional.

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