1017 Coffee/tea Service, 1952
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: 17 × 24 × 24 cm (6 11/16 × 9 7/16 × 9 7/16 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.