Introduction
Jens Harald Quistgaard (April 23, 1919 – January 4, 2008) was a Danish sculptor and designer, known principally for his work for the American company Dansk Designs, where he was chief designer from 1954 and for the following three decades. Though a sculptor and grounded in traditional handicrafts, he quickly established a career as an industrial designer. From the mid-1950s his tableware and kitchenware designs became synonymous with Scandinavian modern and found their way into millions of homes in the USA, Europe and Japan. With his international orientation and success he was groundbreaking, and he had great significance for the place which Danish design acquired in the minds of many Americans. In 1958 he received the Neiman Marcus Award and during the following years he was represented at major museums in Europe and the USA. Many of Jens Quistgaard’s works are still produced today.
Wikidata
Q6179808
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Introduction
Danish designer of tableware for Dansk from 1954 through the 1980s, he created the well-known 'Kobenstyle' line of cookware that helped define the Scandinavian modern look for American consumers in the late 1950s.
Nationalities
Danish, Scandinavian
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Designer, Industrial Designer
Names
Jens Quistgaard, Jens Harald Quistgaard, Jens H. Quistgaard
Ulan
500128646
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