The Thorvald Bindesbøll Medal (Danish : Thorvald Bindesbøll Medaljen) is an award granted annually by the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts for excellence in the fields of applied art and industrial design. The medal was established in 1979 in connection with the 75th anniversary of designer Thorvald Bindesbøll's Carlsberg Pilsner label. Designed by Frode B. Bahnsen on the basis of a model by Paul Gernes, it has been awarded since 1981.
|1986||TClaus Achton Friis||Architect|
|10994||Erik Ellegaard Frederiksen||Graphic artist|
|Austin Grandjean||Graphic artist|
|Vibeke Riisberg||Textile designer|
|2002||Niels Borch Jensen||Copper printer||Ref|
|2005||Jette Valeur Gemzøe||Architect||Ref|
|2009||Flemming Brian Nielsenl||Stonemason||Ref|
|2010||Esben Lyngsaa Madsen||Ceramist||Ref|
|Carl-Henrik Kruse Zakrisson||Designer||Ref|
|2015||Komplot Design (Boris Berlin and Poul Christiansen)||Designers||Ref|
|2016||Åse Eg||Graphic designer||Ref|
|2018||Thomas Poulsen FOS||Artist/designer||Ref|
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts has provided education in the arts for more than 250 years, playing its part in the development of the art of Denmark.
Michael Gottlieb Birckner Bindesbøll was a Danish architect active during the Danish Golden Age in the first half of the 19th century. Most known for his design of Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen, he was a key figure in the stylistic shift in Danish architecture from late classicism to Historicism. He was the father of the designer Thorvald Bindesbøll and the textile artist Johanne Bindesbøll.
Thorvald Bindesbøll was a Danish National romantic architect, sculptor and ornamental artist. He designed the Dragon Fountain, Copenhagen (Dragespringvandet) and is perhaps best known as the creator of the Carlsberg beer label, which has remained unchanged since it was introduced.
Danish design is a style of functionalistic design and architecture that was developed in mid-20th century. Influenced by the German Bauhaus school, many Danish designers used the new industrial technologies, combined with ideas of simplicity and functionalism to design buildings, furniture and household objects, many of which have become iconic and are still in use and production. Prominent examples are the Egg chair, the PH lamps and the Sydney Opera House (Australia).
Kasper Salto is a Danish industrial designer, most known for his furniture designs. He is the grand son of painter, ceramist and writer Axel Salto.
Knud Valdemar Engelhardt was Denmark's first industrial designer. Influenced by the architect Thorvald Bindesbøll, Engelhardt understood that successful production depended on both an industrial and a graphical approach. The font he developed for Gentofte's road signs is sensitive and personal but also eminently readable. From 1908 to 1910, he designed electric trams for Copenhagen with intricate detail. The vehicles were functional and cleanable in all weathers, and were well manufactured.
Den Frie Udstilling is a Danish artists association, founded in 1891 by artists in protest against the admission requirements for the Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Modeled on the Salon des Refusés, it is Denmark's oldest association of artists. Now located on Copenhagen's Oslo Plads next to Østerport Station, it works as an arts centre, continuing to exhibit works created and selected by contemporary artists rather than those chosen by cultural authorities.
Ulrik Adolph Plesner, usually known as Ulrik Plesner was an innovative Danish architect who designed in a National Romantic style at the beginning of the 20th century. He is remembered in particular for his influence on the style of architecture practiced in Skagen in the north of Jutland.
Christen Degn Brøndum was the proprietor of Brøndums Hotel in Skagen, Denmark, which was closely associated with the Skagen Painters.
Ursula Munch-Petersen is a Danish ceramist.
Joakim Frederik Skovgaard was a Danish painter. He is remembered above all for the frescos which decorate Viborg Cathedral.
Niels Kristian Skovgaard was a Danish painter and sculptor. His statue of N.F.S. Grundtvig is considered to be a masterpiece of Danish sculpture.
Svend Hammershøi was a Danish painter and ceramist. He is remembered principally for the classical pottery designs he contributed to the Royal Copenhagen and to Kähler's Ceramics Factory in Næstved.
Vejen Art Museum is an art gallery in Vejen Municipality in the south of Jutland, Denmark. It specializes in works from the end of the 19th century in styles including Symbolism and Art Nouveau.
The Dragon Fountain is a fountain located in the City Hall Square in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was designed by Joakim Skovgaard in collaboration with Thorvald Bindesbøll and features a bull in combat with a dragon.
Elise Konstantin-Hansen (1858–1946) was a Danish painter and ceramist. She developed her own naturalistic style, often painting sea birds, animals, plants and beach scenes.
Kristiane Konstantin-Hansen, also Christiane Constantin Hansen, was a Danish weaver, textile artist and retailer who specialized in embroidery. A daughter of the celebrated painter Constantin Hansen, together with the daughter of another Golden Age figure, she opened an embroidery shop in central Copenhagen in 1873. The business proved to be highly successful over the next 30 years, attracting custom from individuals, churches and schools, and receiving several international awards. It closed in 1903 to enable Konstantin-Hansen and her colleague Johanne Bindesbøll to create large tapestries for Frederiksborg Castle. Konstantin-Hansen was also active as a pioneering feminist.
Karen Johanne Bindesbøll (1851–1934) was a Danish textile artist who specialized in embroidery. Together with Kristiane Konstantin-Hansen, from 1873 she ran a retail business in Copenhagen, selling embroidered goods and training young women to sew. The business proved to be highly successful over the next 30 years, attracting custom from individuals, churches and schools, and receiving several international awards. It closed in 1903 to enable Bindesbøll and her colleague Konstantin-Hansen to create large tapestries for Frederiksborg Castle.
P. Ipsens Enke was a ceramics manufacturer based at Frederikssundsvej 78 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The company was founded by Peter Ipsen in 1843 and was continued by his widow Louise Ipsen and son Berthel Ipsen after his death in 1860. It achieved international success with its replica of antique Greek and Roman ceramics, winning awards at international expositions and opening its own shops in Paris and London. After the turn of the century, it collaborated with artists such as Thorvald Bindesbøll, WillumsenJ and Axel Salto. It closed in 1955.
Danasvej is a street in the Frederiksberg district of Copenhagen, Denmark, linking the Kampmannsgade embankment across St. Jørgen's Lake in the east with H. C. Ørsteds Vej in the west. The central, section of the street, from Vodroffsvej to Svend Trøsts Vej, is called Danas Plads but the street and square are continuously numbered. The Danas Plads buildings, built in 1906-09 to a National Romantic design by Ulrik Plesner and Thorvald Bindesbøll, surrounds a rectangular, public space with greenery and a playground.