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Teapot, model no. 1017
designed 1952; (c. manufactured 1980)

Artist/s name
Medium
sterling silver, Guaiacum
Measurements
10.3 x 22.4 x 11.7 cm
Place/s of Execution
Denmark
Accession Number
2012.86
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Professor A. G. L. Shaw AO in memory of Peggy Shaw, 2012
Gallery location
18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor
Level 2, NGV International
About

Henning Koppel trained as a sculptor and began designing for Georg Jensen in 1946. His designs of expansive and beautiful shapes broke new ground at the manufactory. They are composed of clean lines and exude a warmth and friendliness. Koppel’s designs are remarkable in the way they temper the strict rules of functionalism with organic, lifelike shapes. His aim was to make everyday objects beautiful as well as practical. His Teapot 1017 was awarded the Gold Medal at the 1954 Milan Triennale.

—text from Nordic Cool: Modernist Design (Feb 2015)