‘The designer Jens Quistgaard – A saucepan for my wife’ is a new documentary film about Danish designer Jens Quistgaard (1919-2008) who from the mid-1950s introduced Danish Design and Scandinavian Modern in the USA.Many American’s are familiar with Quistgaard’s designs, but few have met the man behind. For the first time in this filmed portrait, the designer invites a camera into his own universe. Shooting was carried out over a period of three years, ending only a few months before his death in 2008 at nearly 89. We follow Quistgaard at close range in his unique home; watch him in action at his working table; and we hear him talk of his life, his work and what drives him as a designer.
Casserole ‘Kobenstyle’, enamel on steel, Dansk Designs 1955