Jens H Quistgaard was the son of
a sculptor and professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine
Arts. Although introduced to a host of mediums as a young
boy, he developed an obsession for wood early on. Despite
training and working as a sculptor, ceramicist and draughtsman
Quistgaard went back to teak again and again. His most famous
work, a huge teak ice bucket, was inspired by the hulls of
viking ships. He also had a passion for Japanese ceramics.
In 1954 he co-founded his company Dansk International Designs
with Ted Nierenberg, an American entrepreneur with whom he
worked for thirty years producing the majority of designs
for the company. We not only love Quistgaard's wooden ice
buckets, bowls, cutting boards and trays but find it hard
to part with our extensive collection of vintage Dansk koben-style
enamelware. Buy it here.
Vivianna Torun von Bulow-Hube became
the first silversmith to establish her own studio in Sweden
back in 1951. Quoted as having said "diamonds are a girl's
worst friend", she was celebrated for her beautiful coiled
jewellery designs. She often incorporated pebbles and fossils
into her work, and it was when out tracking down pebbles on
the beach near her studio in Biot, France, that she first
met Picasso. The world-famous artist arranged a solo exhibition
of her work in Antibes in 1958 and from then on her confidence
in her sculptural designs grew from strength to strength.
We are totally in awe of the collectable cheeseboard and knife
she created for Dansk which we sell on the site.
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