Since Royal Copenhagen was founded by Queen Juliane Marie in 1775, the porcelain manufacturer has been a forerunner in the crafting of fine hand painted china. It is recognized by its factory mark, the three wavy lines above each other, symbolizing Denmark’s three straits: Øresund, the Great Belt and the Little Belt. Royal Copenhagen is famous worldwide for their incredibly well crafted tableware, and the "Fluted Contrast" pattern represents the perfect fusion between the aesthetic and the functional. The design is elegant and modern, created out of a deep respect for Royal Copenhagen history and traditions. The collection is characterized by vivid colours and the decorative fluting that was first introduced in 1775 and is now a Royal Copenhagen hallmark. Its functional design pays homage to Danish minimalism and is ideal for everyday use‚ special occasions and life both indoors and outdoors. The epitome of good taste, Fluted Contrast is designed for the ultra-modern person who enjoys the good life to the full.