GRETHE MEYER – THE QUEEN OF DANISH DESIGN
Isabel Bernadette Brammer, Vibeke Muasya / Denmark / 2022 / 61 min / World Premiere
The story of one of Denmark’s most important designers: perfectionist, pioneer, lover, mother and woman Grethe Meyer. Told through her groundbreaking creations and in cinematic reconstructions.
For 40 years, the Danish architect and designer Grethe Meyer designed glass, porcelain, cutlery, vases and textiles and became one of Denmark’s most important designers. Meyer was responsible for classics such as the Royal Copenhagen Blue Edge set, the Firepot stoneware series, a series of modern shelves, designed together with the lover Børge Mogensen. Yet few outside design circles know who she was. In interviews with people around Meyer, and in cinematic reconstructions of formative moments in her life, the story is told of a woman in a man’s world whose functional designs for the home are still used today. But the story of Meyer is also the story of a perfectionist and demanding workaholic who strove for precision and simplicity.