Collection Online
sterling silver, Guaiacum
10.3 × 22.4 × 11.7 cm
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
International Decorative Arts
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
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 (Feb 2015)