A MASTERPIECE IN THE MAKING
More than a half-century after its design, an original Henning Koppel silver treasure finally comes to life. In 1954, the legendary Danish modernist, Henning Koppel (1918-1981), designed the spectacular piece 1041 for Georg Jensen: an undulating, ternary form that showcased his tell-tale organic curves and captured his sculptural vision of the contemporary.
As one of the most respected designers of his time, Koppel became known for a wide variety of work: from jewellery and watches, to objects for the home and silver hollowware, his portfolio was as diverse as it was magnificent.
Time and time again, Koppel would challenge the boundaries of silver craft, dreaming up inventive, original forms that would push the material to its limits, and the 1041 would prove to be one of his most daring designs ever.
The 1041 was first realised in 1954 for an exhibition celebrating Georg Jensen’s 50th anniversary. However soon after, Koppel, whose uncompromising sense of quality left him unsatisfied with the finished result, destroyed the piece.
The 1041 was never made again, yet it remained a hidden treasure in the Georg Jensen design archived
Now, as the culmination of Georg Jensen’s celebration of Koppel’s centenary year, we are thrilled to reintroduce this standout piece for the very first time. More artwork than functional object, the 1041 joins Koppel’s most luxurious and iconic designs as part of the highly collectible Masterpieces collection of exquisite silver.
Made by the hands of a single Georg Jensen silversmith — Henrik Førster who specialises in Koppel’s exclusive masterpieces and the only one possessing the skill set to make this unique silver piece — the 1041 is hand-hammered from a twelve-kilo sheet of fine silver and hand-polished to a silk matte finish, a trademark of Koppel’s silver designs.