Setting the table is a form of expression, which is an integrated part of our culture. Designer Margrethe Odgaard’s fascination for the art of table setting began with a curiosity for the folding of napkins
and the cultural heritage
the napkin represents as part of the well-set table. As a further development of Margrethe Odgaard’s folding of napkins
and her thoughts about their cultural meaning, she became interested in table setting itself. In her search for knowledge, Margrethe contacted The Royal Danish Court where traditions have been preserved for centuries.In training at the Royal Danish Court
Margrethe Odgaard was invited to follow the table setters at The Royal Danish Court closely for two days, as they prepared for the new years banquet in 2014. Based on this experience of the royal traditions and expertise in the art of table setting, the lines of the TAFFEL design came to life. TAFFEL is inspired by the core of our common history of table setting as a protected discipline within a royal context, as well as the established traditions of table setting in the folk culture. We set the table today as we have done through generations. Royal or not.