Bar & Serving Ware
Dansk mid century teak Danish modern ice bucket designed by Jens H Quistgaard.
This beautiful Ice bucket with black liner is in great shape and a definate must see.
Measurements are 15.5" x 8".
A teak and stainless steel design for a fork and knife which Quistgaard had designed and forged by hand were put on display in 1954 at a museum in Copenhagen, which he had created because he couldn't find anything available for sale that he liked enough to purchase.
American Ted Nierenberg was on a tour of Europe and spotted the flatware when he visited the museum. Nierenberg tracked down Quistgaard and convinced him that the design could be mass produced, leading to the creation of Dansk International Designs. From the mid-1950s until the 1980s, Quistgaard created designs for Dansk from his studio in Copenhagen.
In 1956, Quistgaard designed the Kobenstyle cookware line of enameled cookware, which were both functional and visually attractive, able to be brought from the kitchen to the table, with the lid serving as its own trivet. By 1958, Nierengard and Quistgaard had expanded Dansk's wares to include teak magazine racks and stools, stoneware casseroles and salt and pepper shakers, and flatware with split cane handles, with The New York Times that year as "creating a stir" as "some of the most popular accessories found in American homes".
He was known for his elegant but functional designs, created by using and combining materials such as exotic woods and stainless steel, as well as for his use of enameled steel in brilliant colors. He was recognized with the Lunning Prize in 1954 and won six gold medals at the Milan Trienalle. His designs have been put into the collections of and displayed at museums included the Louvre in Paris and at both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. By 1982, he had created more than 2,000 different designs of dinnerware, glassware and items for the home.
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