National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Incorporated Agencies Pty Ltd, 1972
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
Mid 20th Century Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts & Paintings Gallery Level 3, NGV International
(a-b) Tall, cylindrical body with flat lid supported on narrow interior ledge, curved in section,flat inside.
(c-d) Tall, cylindrical body with flat lid supported on narrow interior ledge, curved in section,flat inside.
(e) Tall, cylindrical body with small rounded/moulded spout, synthetic hanlde riveted to body by two pins.
(f) Proportionally tall and narrow cylindrical body with a small rounded and moulded spout.
(g-h) Squat cylindrical body with precisely fitting flat lid with small cut-out section for spoon.
Trained as an architect, Arne Jacobsen designed tablewares entirely devoid of ornament, choosing instead to focus on clarity of form and refinement of detail. The sleek volumes of the Cylinda-line service suggest their purpose with minimal reference to traditional forms. Jacobsen’s commitment to functionalism is epitomised in this service that combines sculptural, organic forms with traditional attributes of Scandinavian design – material and functional integrity. The brushed satin surfaces of the stainless steel stand in marked contrast to the shiny silver tablewares of other leading manufacturers of the day. Stelton, in particular, made its name in the production of high-quality stainless-steel tablewares.