henning Koppel Jewellery
Henning Koppel (1918-1981) was born in Copenhagen and studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts majoring in sculpture and at the Academie Rancon in Paris. Throughout World War II he lived in Sweden but returned to Denmark in 1945 where he joined the Georg Jensen silversmith company. Koppel’s early work for Georg Jensen was largely focused on his use of abstract and sculptural forms to create his very distinctive designs for jewellery, which were probably to prove his most successful and productive period of design with Georg Jensen. By 1950 his designs for Georg Jensen were mainly focused on silver hollowware which emphasized his love for three-dimensional sculptural forms. Throughout his career he also created designs for porcelain, glass and furniture produced by Bing & Grondahl, Louis Poulsen & Co, Kastrup, Orrefors and Kvetny & Sonner.