Tarika Agarwal examines the Henning Koppel coffee set available as part of Saffronart’s upcoming Travel & Leisure Auction
Mumbai: Henning Koppel is largely responsible for what we have come to think of as “Danish design”.
Koppel was an early 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.
When Henning Koppel died in 1981, aged 63, he had created an astonishing range of work: from stainless steel cutlery such as the “New York” line, 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.
At Saffronart we have the great fortune to auction a highly sought after sterling silver coffee set, design no. 1017, by Henning Koppel (Lot 110).
The handles on the coffee pot is crafted from guaiacum, a South American hardwood. The coffee pot measures 6″ (15cm) in height, the creamer 3″ (1.5cm) and the sugar bowl 1 3/4″ (4.5cm).
Along with this set, other beautiful Georg Jensen flatware will be available as part of the auction, scheduled to take place on the Saffronart website on 29-30 July, 2013.