National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1952
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
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.