Valdemar Pedersen for Bing & Grøndahl

Valdemar Pedersen was the designer behind many of the exquisite haresfur and warm variegated glazed pieces of the 1950's-1970's.


Bing & Grøndahl was a Danish porcelain manufacturer founded in 1853 by the sculptor Frederik Vilhelm Grøndahl and merchant brothers Meyer Hermann Bing and Jacob Herman Bing.

Grøndahl, who was a figurine maker for the Royal Danish Porcelain Factory, and the Bing brothers, who were art and book dealers joined forces and located their venture outside the city of Copenhagen, Denmark. Grøndahl initially began the company to produce porcelain figurines modeled on the neoclassical sculptures of Thorvaldsen. The company extended production to include elegant tableware and coffee sets and are said to have created the  first collectible Christmas plates.

Valdemar Pedersen was the designer behind many of the exquisite haresfur and warm variegated B&G glazed pieces of the 1950's-1970's. Valdemar (1906-1981) was born in Holbaek Denmark and apprenticed at HC Nielsen's Lervare-og ceramics factory in Holbaek. Following his apprenticeship, he worked for a number of ceramic houses and eventually in 1945 he opened his own studio. He also worked in the workshops of B&G from 1931-1976 and taught at Kunsthandvaekerskolen in Copenhagen.