A pair of sterling silver and bakelite salad servers
Henning Koppel (1917-1982) was a Danish artist and designer regarded as one of the pioneers of functionalism. He received his training in drawing and sculpture at the Kunstakademiet (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts) and the Academie Rancon in Paris. Koppel employed an abstract style of sculpting, in which he stood apart from his peers early in his career. He is best known for his porcelain designs and his unique silverwork for Georg Jensen. Koppel won numerous awards throughout his life, including the Lunning Prize (1953), gold medals from the Milan Triennale (1951, 1954 and 1957) and the International Design Award of the American Institute of Interior Designers (1963). His work has been exhibited in Denmark and beyond, and is often included in the collections of prestigious design museums throughout the world.