MILAN, Mar 16, 2009 / FW/ — During the recently concluded Milan Fashion Week, 10 Corso Como and Georg Jensen hosted an extraordinary Henning Koppel Silver Exhibition with design connoisseurs and fashion experts in attendance.
Carla Sozzani, founder and owner of 10 Corso Como has always felt a deep passion for Scandinavian design in general and for the work of Danish silversmith Georg Jensen (1866–1935) and those associated with the brand, in particular.
Henning Koppel (1918-1981) may not be the best known of the Georg Jensen designers – but for certain one of the most important. Henning Koppel’s work was in every way ground braking and at the same time it defined the very essence of Scandinavian design.
His simple, organic lines and the fluidity of his sculptural designs somehow resemble the genuine simplicity of the ancient silver or gold pieces hidden in the Scandinavian soil until revealed by archaeologists. As Henning Koppel was a sculpture and not a silversmith himself he was able to work outside the boundaries of silver as a material.
The 10 corso como & Georg Jensen cooperative Henning Koppel Exhibition shows an amazing collection of iconic Henning Koppel pieces representing his complete work for Georg Jensen from 1958 when he first entered the Georg Jensen silver smithy until his final drawing was signed in 1978. The Georg Jensen Koppel Silver Exhibition at 10 corso como ran until March 8th 2009.
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