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New York Dinner Spoon
Georg Jensen New York Dinner Spoon
Designed by Henning Koppel
Item #: GJ3320011
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  • Designer: Henning Koppel
  • Item #: GJ3320011
  • Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours.
  • Dimensions: 7 5/7" (19.5 cm)
  • Material: 18/8 Stainless Steel
  • This cutlery was designed by Henning Koppel, the sculptor, as a tribute to the World Exhibition in New York in 1963 and soon made history as a new departure in design. As early as 1966 the cutlery was awarded the ID prize, the highest accolade for Danish design, for its clear-cut lines where the form itself is the decoration. New York is produced in matte finish stainless steel.
    Henning KoppelHenning Koppel is responsible for what we have come to think of as "Danish design."

    Koppel was an earlier pioneer of functionalism in design: his mission was to make everyday life products beautiful as well as practical. He was trained as a sculptor and began collaborating with Georg Jensen in 1946.

    Henning Koppel is born to a wealthy Jewish family and showed an early talent for art, leading him to train in both drawing and aquarelle early on. He continued studies in sculpture at the Royal Danish Academy and later in Paris. His superb drafting skills, developed as a child, helped him in to produce outstanding product renderings of his designs. Even on their own, they form an exceptional body of work.

    Like many Danish Jews, Koppel fled to Sweden during the Second World War. At 27, he returned and began working at Georg Jensen, which marked his start in jewellery, hollowware and flatware design. His first works – a series of necklaces and linked bracelets resembling whale vertebrae and microscopic organisms - were small masterpieces in imaginative modelling. Henning Koppel was in every way groundbreaking and his jewellery was unlike anything ever created at the silver smithy in its first 40 years.

    When Henning Koppel died in 1981, aged 63, he had created an astonishing range of work: from stainless steel cutlery such as "New York" which found its way into the homes of millions, to magnificent one-off signature pieces such as the silver and crystal chandelier he designed to celebrate the 75-year anniversary of Georg Jensen in 1979.

    During his life, he won many awards including the Milan Triennial, the International Design Award and the Lunning Prize. Accolades are important, but what means even more to us is that people still choose to wear a watch by Henning Koppel or to serve coffee from one of his pots. The integrity and appeal of his designs remain vital and undiminished.

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