Flemming Eskildsen was born in 1936 and trained as a silversmith at Georg Jensen's firm, where he received a bronze medal for his talents. From 1958 he was employed at the company's graphic studio, of which he became the head in 1962. Since 1960, Eskildsen has been the designer of many highly valued jewelry pieces and design products for Georg Jensen and for the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory. Flemming Eskildsen's hollow and tableware porcelain designs are nothing less than a revival of the classic Georg Jensen ideals. The "Magnolia Classic" porcelain dinner set pattern is inspired by the round, friendly shape of the "Magnolia" hollowware and cutlery from the classic Georg Jensen period. The characteristic Eskildsen pattern contrasts elegantly with the lustrous, shiny porcelain – like a meadow of flower buds. A simple curve flows through all the pieces in the pattern, from the gently waved border of the plate to the rounded profile of the serving dishes.