Erik Magnussen – A Pioneer of Danish design

20 May 2011–28 August 2011

The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design

Erik Magnussen (b. 1940) is one of Denmark’s great post-war pioneers of design who have contributed to placing Danish and Scandinavian Design on the world map.

Magnussen was educated as a ceramic artist and industrial designer and his works are characterised by sophisticated simplicity, minimal form and clarity. His major rule is to arrive at the correct proportions while balancing between the presentation technique and the potentials of production.

The exhibition presents a broad scope of his objects, including furniture, glass, porcelain, cutlery and industrial design, and of course, his most famous product, the Stelton Thermo Jug, of which more than 10 million copies have been sold throughout the world.

Curator in the National Museum: Widar Halén