Arne Petersen (1922 – 2002) Danish Metalworker

Bottle Opener - Arne Petersen
Bottle Opener designed by Arne petersen

Arne Petersen (1922 – 2002) was a Danish metalworker.

Biography

At the Copenhagen firm C.C. Herman, Petersen learnt silver and goldsmithing methods. He joined the Georg Jensen Solvsmedie in 1948 and worked in the hollow-ware department until 1976. His 1975 Bottle Opener, made of stainless steel soldered with brass, received a lot of attention.

Exhibitions

His work was featured in the Smithsonian Institute’s ‘Georg Jensen Silversmithy: 77 Artists, 75 Years’ exhibition in 1980. The ‘Bottle Opener’ was shown in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s ‘Design Since 1945’ exhibition, which ran from 1983 to 84.

Vintage Solid Silver Brooch designed by Arne Petersen

Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

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