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HK Pitcher

By Georg Jensen

£225.00

  • Description

    Launched in 2008 to coincide with master designer Henning Koppel's 90th birthday, MASTERPIECES revisits Georg Jensen's original silver hollowware.

    Of all the designers to work with Georg Jensen through the years, Henning Koppel was among the most highly regarded. His designs played an important role in influencing the signature look of Georg Jensen, particularly in the second half of the 20th century. The designer had trained as a sculptor before turning his attention to jewellery, hollowware and cutlery.

    The pitcher is one of his most famous pieces and was first formed in 1952. It is spare but sensuous, with an elegantly extended handle and exaggerated lip. Georg Jensen began as a silversmith; this collection is a modern interpretation of the legacy of excellent craftsmanship that dates from the very beginning.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions:
    Large: H:33.5 x W:15.5 cm V:1.9L
    Medium: H: 29 x W: 10.7 cm V: 1.2L

    Materials: Polished steel

  • Designer
    Henning Koppel

    Henning Koppel (1918-1981) was an artist of many talents: sculptor, silversmith, painter, draughtsman and a wonderful designer. Having opted out of High School before his finals in 1937 he was admitted to The Academy of Fine Arts, sculptors' course. He was married in 1941. The family fled to Stockholm in October 1943 during WWII. There he mostly worked as a draughtsman painting watercolours of shop fronts that he could sell to the owners. It was in Stockholm that he met Anders Hostrup-Pedersen, the new manager of Georg Jensen. He saw the gifted artist in Koppel's work and expessed his wish to meet him when the war would be over. So they met again in 1946 in Copenhagen, and this meeting proved the start of Henning Koppel's long career with Georg Jensen. His productivity was enormous: Hollowware, jewelry, cutlery in both silver as well as steel. China for Bing & Grøndahl and glass for Orrefors. At the new factory of Georg Jensen's in Hjørring copper pots and pans were made with inside silver coating. He designed his first clock which was produced at Louis Poulsen. Later more clocks and a weather station were added, produced by Georg Jensen. The weather station, introduced in 1980, became a great success.

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  • Delivery

    2-4 weeks

£225.00
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