ARCHITECT & DESIGNER
GRETHE MEYER, 1918 - 2008

EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT

1943
1940
1947
1944-55
1955-60
1960

Employed at Dahl-Jensen’s porcelain factory in overglaze painting on porcelain
Graduated mathematical student from High School
Graduated as architect from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen
Employed at the book ”Byggebogen” a guide to rational building of homes
Employed at The Danish Governments Building Research Institute
Established own architectural firm and logo

LIST OF DESIGNS AND LAUNCH

1958
1959
1965
1972
1976
1980
1982
1989
1991
1991
1993
1998
1998
1998
2011
2013
2014
2018
2019
2019
2019
2020
2020

Stub & Stamme drinking glass with Architect Ibi Trier Mørch For Kastrup/ Holmegaard glassworks
BB Boligens Byggeskabe modular storage system with Architect Børge Mogensen for CM Madsens Fabrikker a/s
Blåkant Faience dinnerware for Royal Copenhagen
Hvidpot porcelain dinner service for Royal Copenhagen
Ildpot stoneware with wooden trays for Royal Copenhagen
Rødtop, a variation of Blåkant and porcelain lamps for Royal Copenhagen
Glass into glass, a stackable series of drinking glass for Imerco
Glass into glass distributed by Crown Corning, Australia under the name Scandia
Copenhagen steel cutlery for Georg Jensen, Silversmithy
Ocean vases and bowls in porcelain for Royal Copenhagen
Louise stackable candlesticks in aluminium for Louisiana Museum
4 all Seasons table concept for Royal Copenhagen
Colorline textile series for Royal Copenhagen
Line drinking glass for Royal Copenhagen in Japan
GM candelabras in steel, 4 & 8 armede, for Georg Jensen, Silversmithy
GM pendant 15 & 30 Copper lamps, produced by Menu A/S
Hvidpot porcelain series, relaunched and produced by Coop Denmark
Louise stackable candlesticks in silver, relaunched and produced by Fritz Hansen
Eye & Moon vases in clear glass, produced by Fritz Hansen
Stub glasses, relaunched and produced by Holmegaard
Blåkant relaunched in porcelain under the name Blå, producered by Bodum
Colorline textile series relaunched, producered by FDB Møbler
Ildpot stoneware series relaunched, producered by FDB Møbler

HONOURED RECEIVED

1965
1965
1965
1973
1973
1973
1976
1980
1980
1983
1997
2002

The Danish Industrial Design Prize (ID) for “Blåkant”
The Kay Bojesen Memorial Prize
Silvermedal at the International Ceramics Exhibition in Vicenza
The Nordic Design and Craft Prize
The Jablonec Medal in Czekoslovakia
“Diploma della Ceramica d’Arte contemporani”, Italy
The Danish Industrial Design Prize (ID) for “Ildpot”
The Danish Gastronomic Academy’s diploma for “Ildpot”
Awarded a lifelong gratuity from The Danish Artfoundation
The Thorvald Bindesbøll medal
The Danish Design Councils annual prize
The C. F. Hansen Medal

REPRESENTED AT

The Danish Design Museum, Copenhagen

BOARD POSITIONS

1964-65
1977-02

The Royal Academy’s Architects Association
Danish Design Counsil

THE LEGACY OF GRETHE MEYER

After Grethe Meyer past away in 2008 her daughter, Dorte Salicath inherited all rights to her design. She established
“Grethe Meyer Design” to protect these rights and to further promote her designs. When Dorte Salicath past away in 2016
her niece, Isabel Bernadette Brammer, inherited all rights to Grethe Meyer Design.

achievements