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.