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Iconic teak, staved, Ice Bucket from "Congo" Series by Famed Danish Designer Jens Quistgaard for Dansk in 1958.


With a brilliant, orange, tangerine interior plastic insulator, Original Lid and fully functional handle. Signature and stamp on the bottom. All in excellent vintage condition.


Jens Quistgaard (1919-2018) a Danish sculptor and designer, primarily known for co-founding and designing  for Dansk Designs, where he was Chief Designer from 1954 and for 30 years to follow. 


Quistgaard developed his artistic, craftsman skills at quite an early age, training with his carpenter father and local craftmen. This led to a set Quistgaard's of hand-forged knives to be exhibited in Copenhagen's Charlottenborgeg Palace Museum 


Quistgaard went on to study with legendary silversmiths Georg Jensen and Just Anderson. They influenced his training and his work developed to become sculptural and modern. Signature characteristics made famous by his iconic wooden pepper mills and trays. 


His designs transformed everyday, household objects into modern works of art. 


Quistgaard ceased training in the early 1940s while he was active with the Danish Resistance during World War II.


After the war, Quistgaard's works continued to gain popularity and recognition which resulted in many esteemed awards, including the Gold Medal at the Milan Triennial International Exhibition of Art.  


In 1954, Quistgaard was approached by American Businessman, Ted Nierenberg, to mass manufacture his hand-crafted designs that he had just toured and viewed at the Danish Museum of Art and Design.


Nierenberg and Quistgaard formed Dansk Designs and 1956, the now-famous Fjord Flatware line was being sold in American stores. The success of Fjord Flatware was followed by Quistgaard's Kobenstyle range of enameled steel saucepans. It was through Dansk Designs that he was able to popularize Danish Modern amongst an American audience. 



1958 Teak, Dansk Ice Bucket by Danish Designer Jens Quistgaard

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