Meyer-Lavigne. Est. 2007
Kristine Meyer b. 1970, designer and Sabine Lavigne b. 1974, designer.
Kristine Meyer and Sabine Lavigne met at the art folk high school Kunsthøjskolen i Holbæk in 1998, where they were preparing to apply to get into the Danish Design School. They both graduated from The Danish Design School, the Line of Ceramics and Glass in 2005 with a joint project in cooperation with Royal Copenhagen.
Since 2007, they have run the firm of Meyer-Lavigne where they design products for the home. In addition to their own porcelain production they carry out design assignments for other design firms and styling assignments for design and interior magazines. Meyer-Lavigne exhibited their savings boxes Need more – Think twice at Galeries Lafayette during the Paris Design Week in 2011 and took part in the London Design Festival in 2011. In 2009 they were awarded grants from Danmarks Nationalbank’s Anniversary Foundation and from Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond, and in 2002 Sabine Lavigne won an RSA Student Design Award in London. Meyer-Lavigne also participated in previous Danish Crafts collections CC14 and CC15.
Although the two designers studied at the Line of Ceramics and Glass, they also like to design products in other materials, including knitting and weaving. A common characteristic of Meyer-Lavigne’s products is a decorative, unique and personal expression. “In an affluent consumer society as ours, we believe that one needs to surround oneself with things that have been infused with time, craftsmanship and spirit,” they explain. They find inspiration through the quirky or off-beat, the unpredictable, in the world of graphics and in personal stories and interactions.
Yippie Yi Yay
“Yippie Yi Yay” is a series of small stories on dishes. The dishes are decorated reused plates. The decorations are ceramic transfers featuring hand-cut and hand-drawn motifs. The old plates tell their own stories about other ages and past dinners. Each dish acquires an added story through Meyer Lavigne’s decorations. The new stories spring from a cowboy universe, and each dish comes with a little story about the character on the dish. To Meyer Lavigne it is important to offer products that have a clear personal story to tell, and which are keen to offer the consumer a little slice of their universe, and they hope that the consumer will grasp the underlying care, joy and humour.
c-mela-01/Yippie Yi Yay
Dia: approx. 23-30 cm
various (all is unique)