18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor Level 2, NGV International
At the age of twenty-two Hans Hansen opened his business and workshop in Kolding. Initially the business produced cutlery, but following his son Karl Gustav Hansen’s succession the firm began producing beautiful, functionalist tablewares. The workshop was unique in that it did not use machinery and all its pieces were produced by hand. Karl Gustav’s hollowware designs were very geometric but maintained a strong organic element. This teapot is an example of the distinctive design which characterises Hansen’s work. Hans Hansen remained a prominent Danish company until its absorption into Royal Copenhagen in 1991.