Model 1017 Coffee and Tea Service Coffee And Tea Service, 1952
This is a coffee and tea service. It was designed by Henning Koppel and manufactured by Georg Jensen Sølvsmedie. It is dated 1952. Its medium is silver, walnut. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Koppel’s designs for hollowware, such as this coffee/tea service, changed Georg Jensen’s aesthetic during the 1950s. Koppel trained as a sculptor and designer and began working for the Jensen firm in 1945. These nature-inspired forms follow Jensen’s tradition of incorporating naturalistic motifs into the decoration and design of his wares. Koppel’s biomorphic forms were critical to the firm’s development as a leader in mid-twentieth century modernist silver and this service exemplifies Scandinavian modern design during this period.
This object was
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D (overall): 17.3 × 52 × 45.7 cm (6 13/16 in. × 20 1/2 in. × 18 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.