The Lyngby vase has become one of the most iconic designs from Lyngby Porcelain. When the Lyngby vase was originally designed, it stood in stark contrast to classic and very traditional porcelain techniques. Its oblong, grooved shapes and elegant simplicity were entirely new.
Ornamentation and decoration were the norm until the 1920s. There was more of a focus on how the porcelain was decorated than on its shape. The Lyngby vase challenged convention, strongly influenced by the functionalist Bauhaus movement in Germany, where the spotlight was on form and functionality, not just embellishment.