Jens Quistgaard (1919 - 2008) was a Danish born industrial designer.
In 1954, along with an American entrepreneur, Quistgaard co-founded Dansk International Designs.
Working from his studio in Copenhagen, Quistgaard served as Dansk's chief designer for more than 30 years. He turned everyday kitchen and tableware items into works of art and brought the Danish Modern style into America's kitchens.
He is known for his use of teak, stainless steel and colorful enameled steel.
Chances are, if you've never owned one of his casseroles,
your mother did.
They displayed the mills in a single grouping, as do I.
while the upper portion, which turns to grind the pepper, holds the salt.
Quistgaard's work can be seen in the permanent collections of the New York Metropolitan Museum, the NY Museum of Modern Art and the Louvre.
Danish Pepper: Jens Quistgaard's Teak Pepper Mills, by author and collector Mark Perlson, offers a fine history and analysis of Quistgaard's pepper mill design.
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