Jens Harald Quistgaard (1919-2008)
Rare Woods limited edition Ice bucket
H: 24cm Dia: 29cm
Manufactured by Dansk International Designs Ltd.
This handmade ice bucket is one of the oldest and rarest designs of the Rare Woods limited edition collection designed by Quistgaard for Dansk. Wenge is a rare exotic wood from the Congo jungle. The shape is strongly influenced by Japanese designs.
Jens Harald Quistgaard
Jens Harald Quistgaard (1919-2008) was a Danish sculptor and designer, known principally for his work for the American company Dansk Designs, where he was chief designer from 1954 and for the following three decades. Though a sculptor and grounded in traditional handicrafts, he quickly established a career as an industrial designer. From the mid-1950s his tableware and kitchenware designs became synonymous with Scandinavian modern and found their way into millions of homes in the USA, Europe and Japan. With his international orientation and success he was groundbreaking, and he had great significance for the place which Danish design acquired in the minds of many Americans. In 1958 he received the Neiman Marcus Award and during the following years he was represented at major museums in Europe and the USA. Many of Jens Quistgaards works are still produced today.