Designer – Ole Kortzau
OLE KORTZAU (1939- )
Ole Kortzau was born in 1939 and graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 1966. He began his career as an architect, and formed a small collaborative of architects called Gronne Studio in 1973. After three years, he quickly grew dissatisfied with the field. Architecture was too stringent and removed from the area where he had the most interest: designing items within the home. He then began to freelance in the area of design.
He is probably most well known for his series of Danish beachscape postcards, which were very popular during the 70’s and 80’s, however has also created a number of designs for such varied firms as Georg Jensen, Holmegaard Glass, Kvadrat (textiles), and Royal Copenhagen Porcelain.