On May 5, Charlotte Lynggaard’s tableware collection, The North Sea, will be launched at Svenskt Tenn. The inspiration for the collection comes from nature, which is clearly reflected in all the items. With a great passion for table settings, Lynggaard has created napkins, tablecloths and placemats in fine linen, beautiful trays and napkin rings in pewter. Fish is a recurring motif and a personal favourite of Lynggaard’s.
I have always loved fish as I think they evoke a sense of dreams and wonder. My designs are partly interpretations of the fish that live in the sea in front of our home in Öresund, a place situated between Denmark and Sweden, says Lynggaard.
Charlotte Lynggaard is one of Scandinavia’s foremost jewellery designers and it is enjoyable that Svenskt Tenn gets to launch her first interior design collection using textiles, says Thommy Bindefeld, Creative Director at Svenskt Tenn.
Interest in table settings on the rise
Estrid Ericson founded Svenskt Tenn in 1924 and was renowned in her day for creating exciting and unconventional table settings. She broke away from the norm of setting the table with only white linen napkins and a dinner service, to mixing different colours and vases when decorating her tables. Table settings play a central role in Svenskt Tenn’s history and are a part of the company’s heritage. Svenskt Tenn has noted a growing interest in making beautiful table settings, both in Sweden and internationally.
Inviting people to dinner and setting the table with care and creativity are ways to create wellbeing and enjoyment, which are greatly needed in these times we are living in. Charlotte’s keen interest in table settings makes this a natural and obvious collaboration for us, says Bindefeld.
I am attracted by the idea of what a table setting can do for people – how it brings us together and creates a pleasant atmosphere – and I want to use nature to achieve just that. The four seasons, with their shifting colour and light, have been my main sources of inspiration in this collaboration, says Lynggaard.
The fabrics in The North Sea collection are printed in France on the highest quality Belgian linen.
About Charlotte Lynggaard
Charlotte Lynggaard (born 1966) is a jewellery designer and Creative Director at the family brand and Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen.
As a trained goldsmith, she is passionate about craftsmanship, and she knows how to work with different materials, metals and precious stones to meet her creative visions. Intertwining femininity and edgy elegance, Charlotte Lynggaard creates fine jewellery inspired by nature.
Her collections carry elements of organic and majestic beauty, always expressing a joy of life. Ole Lynggaard Copenhage is located in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen, on the same street as where Charlotte’s father and brand founder, Ole Lynggaard, rented his very first workshop in 1963. A lot has changed since the early days, but the ambition of crafting Danish fine jewellery of unique design has remained the same.