Thorvald Bindesbøll’s ceramics

The architect Thorvald Bindesbøll (1846-1908) – or ‘Bølle’, as he was called – is considered a Danish design icon from the end of the 19th century.

Until 25 February 2018 | Skagens Museum

Thorvald Bindesbøll (1846-1908) was an architect and worked with ceramics, graphic patterns and designs, silverware, jewelry and interiors. Bindesbøll’s style was innovative and combined classical, stringent objects with sweeping and organic floral patterns and motifs. Thorvald Bindesbøll was one of the forerunners of the so-called Skønvirke style, which is the Danish equivalent to the Jugendstil, Arts & Crafts movement or Art Nouveau style.

Bindesbøll had several long term stays in Skagen and was a prominent figure in the circle of the Skagen painters. The museum has a large collection of Bindesbøll’s works, including pots, plates and vases. In addition to his affiliation with Skagens Museum, Bindesbøll is also very visible in Skagen as a result of his architecture and decoration, such as the red warehouses on the harbour and Skagen Church. The exhibition in Skagens Museum is presented on the first floor of the museum and shows a fine selection of his ceramics, which come exclusively from the museum’s own collection.