Rosendahl launches official HCA2005 dinner service
The design company Rosendahl has developed a unique dinner service inspired by the world of Hans Christian Andersen. The service, sponsored by the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation, is the official dinner service of the Hans Christian Andersen bicentenary. Additionally, the dinner service will be the official Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation wedding present to HRH Crown Prince Frederik and Miss Mary Elisabeth Donaldson.
By ms - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 28 April 2004
The Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation has commissioned the design company Rosendahl to create the official dinner service of the bicentenary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen.
The dinner service will be available in Danish stores from 3 May 2004. Rosendahl takes great pride in the fact that the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation has chosen a full 24-person dinner service as the official wedding present to HRH Crown Prince Frederik and Miss Marry Elisabeth Donaldson in recognition of the Crown Prince's commitment to the Andersen bicentenary.
HRH Crown Prince Frederik has appointed two Hans Christian Andersen Ambassadors. The official present will be on public display at the Royal Library - the Black Diamond - until the wedding on 14 May 2004. In February 2004, the Hans Christian Andersen dinner service was awarded the world's most prestigious design award - The DESIGN PLUS Award - at the international design fair in Frankfurt.
The service will be presented as an official gift to the approx. 150 Danish and international personalities within politics, sport, culture and entertainment to be appointed Hans Christian Andersen Ambassadors in connection with the Andersen bicentenary.
Among the appointed Hans Christian Andersen Ambassadors are the football players Pelé and Paolo Maldini; the athlete Cathy Freeman, the basketball player Yao Ming; actors and actresses Harvey Keitel, Susan Sarandon, Connie Nielsen, Ghita Nørby, Susse Wold and Bodil Udsen and the artists Per Arnoldi and Lin Utzon.
Rosendahl will donate a share of the sales revenues of the dinner service to the newly established Danish humanitarian foundation - the HCA-abc Foundation - set to address illiteracy worldwide in the name of Hans Christian Andersen.