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Pitcher, model no. 432
designed (1925)

Artist/s name
22.5 x 14.1 x 11.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Copenhagen, Denmark
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1952
Gallery location
Not on display

Johan Rhode’s silver designs of the early twentieth century are famed for their restraint, rejecting ornamentation in favour of simple forms that rely upon the material and the object’s function to dictate their design. Rohde began working for Jensen in 1906 and even in these early years his pared-back minimalist forms foreshadowed the rise of functionalism in the 1930s.

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