Jens Harald Quistgaard (1919-2008) – Danish designer

Teapot with Salt Green Glace and Rattan Handle by Jens Harald Quistgaard
Teapot with Salt Green Glace and Rattan Handle by Jens Harald Quistgaard

After the second world war, Jens Harald Quistgaard was apprenticed in the Georg Jensen Solvsmedie in Copenhagen. He has experimented with various media such as wood, metal, glass, steel and ceramics. Ted Nierenberg, the founder of Dansk International, noticed him because of his distinctively Danish craft aesthetic. He worked for him for 30 years, starting in 1954. Quistgaard has received public recognition with six prizes in the Milan Triennali, winning both the Lunning Prize in 1954 and the Scandinavian Award.

4 Wooden Rosewood Plates by Jens Quistgaard
4 Wooden Rosewood Plates by Jens Quistgaard

Source

Woodham, J. M. (2006). A dictionary of modern design. Oxford University Press.

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