Collection Online
Medium
stainless steel, opaque synthetic polymer resin
Measurements
(a-b) 20.2 × 22.8 × 10.2 cm (overall) (coffee pot)
(c-d) 13.2 × 23.5 × 13.0 cm (overall) (teapot)
(e) 11.4 × 8.5 × 14.2 cm (milk jug)
(f) 9.5 × 5.6 × 5.0 cm (cream jug)
(g-h) 5.6 × 7.6 cm diameter (overall) (sugar bowl)
Place/s of Execution
Copenhagen, Denmark
Accession Number
D63.a-h-1972
Department
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
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
Gallery location
Mid 20th Century Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts & Paintings Gallery
Level 3, NGV International
Description
(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.
About
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.
—text from Nordic Cool (Feb 2015)