Dansk International Designs Ltd.

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(established 1954)

Founded by American entrepreneur Ted Nierenberg in 1954 Dansk soon established a reputation for well‐designed tableware embodying the elegant post‐war Scandinavian aesthetic which married craft traditions to industrial production. The Dansk range encompassed products in glass, ceramics, wood, plastics, and stainless steel. Although the company mainly employed Scandinavian designers such as Jens Quistgard, its principal designer for many decades since its inception, it also utilized other well‐known figures such as the American Jack Lenor Larsen. Although Dansk's head offices are in New York the firm has more than a hundred factories across the world, together with many retail outlets.

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