Quistgaard was apprenticed at the Georg Jensen Solvsmedie in Copenhagen, becoming a freelance designer after the Second World War. He worked in a variety of media including wood, metal, glass, stainless steel, and ceramics. His characteristically Danish craft aesthetic brought him to the attention of Ted Nierenberg, the founder of Dansk International, for whom he worked for 30 years from its establishment in 1954. Quistgaard's work was publicly recognized through winning the Lunning Prize in 1954, as well as the Scandinavian Award, together with six awards at the Milan Triennali.
Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art.