Ted Nierenberg, an American entrepreneur, launched Dansk International Designs in 1954. Dansk quickly gained a reputation for well-designed dinnerware that embodied the sophisticated postwar Scandinavian aesthetic of combining artisan traditions with industrial production. Glass, ceramics, wood, polymers, and stainless steel were all represented in the Dansk collection. Although the company primarily used Scandinavian designers, such as Jens Quistgard, who served as its lead designer for decades, it also employed well-known personalities such as American Jack Lenor Larsen. Even though Dansk’s headquarters are in New York, the company has over a hundred factories and several retail locations worldwide.
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