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Henning Koppel

Henning Koppel

Designer

Henning Koppel (1918 - 1981) is responsible for what we have come to think of as "Danish design".

Henning Koppel's design broke new ground for Georg Jensen with expansive and beautiful shapes. His designs are constructed in clean lines and exude warmth, a true feat of expertiseHenning Koppel was born into a wealthy Jewish family and showed an early talent for art, leading him to train in both drawing and aquarelle. He continued studies in sculpture at the Royal Danish Academy and later in Paris. His superb drafting skills, developed as a child, helped him in to produce outstanding product renderings of his designs. Even on their own, they form an exceptional body of work. During his life, he won many awards, including the Milan Triennial, the International Design Award and the Lunning Prize. Accolades are important, but what means even more is that people still choose to wear a watch by Henning Koppel or to serve coffee from one of his pots. The integrity and appeal of his designs remain vital and undiminished.