Snorre Læssøe Stephensen
Porcelain and clay has been Snorre Læssøe Stephensen’s passion for more than half a century, and his techniques and inspiration reach back thousands of years to the ancient Japanese ceramic tradition. Nevertheless, his design is categorically modern with a strong character, whilst remaining simple and delicate. In Snorre Læssøe Stephensen’s design the paradox of porcelain is accentuated: both fragile and robust
Danish Ceramic Master
Snorre Læssøe Stephensen’s path into the world of clay and porcelain started with a playful collaboration with his Father, designer and architect Magnus Læssøe Stephensen. Soon, though, it was Snorre Læssøe Stephensen who was creating designs for Royal Copenhagen, and later became the leader of the unique items line of the Royal Danish Academy of Arts, whilst he continued to carry out his innovative ideas in his own brand. Snorre Læssøe Stephensen’s ambitions to challenge the unruly immanent potential of the porcelain led him to new arenas, designing clocks, thermo porcelain, and not least: lamps. Typically for Snorre Læssøe Stephensen he did not limit the porcelain to play the role of stem, but let it shine in the role as shade instead.