Posted 4 years ago
Stainless steel has long been part of my collecting. I waited a long time for this this ice bucket, though. It arrived at a Vinnies thrift shop six months ago. I'm embarrassed to say how much they wanted for it. I think it is an early one because it has no signature for Arne Jacobsen.
I'm still looking for the thrift store tongs!
It is just marked "stelton / stainless/ denmark 18/8." Perhaps others can fill in the detail here.
They were made in two sizes: the 2.5 litre and the smaller 1 litre. Mine is the large version.
dimensions: diameter 18cm x 14.5cm high (7ins x 5.5 ins)
I have no idea how they did it!
The welds are impossible to see.
"Part of the iconic Cylinda Line range.
Originally released in 1969, the Cylinda line has won awards from the Danish Society of Industrial Design and the American Institute of Interior Designers. Partnering with Stelton Denmark, Arne Jacobsen relied on the Cylinda shape to express object function by varying the height and width of objects. New machines and welding techniques were developed to meet Jacobsen's requirements for seamless tubes."
"Stelton is an adventure in stainless steel. Stellan and Carton were two friends who merged their first names in forming one of Denmark's best-know design brands, Stelton. Niels Stellan Hom and Carton Madelaire were army pals who joined forces 50 years ago to start a trading company. They tried their hand at sports shoes and furniture, but their business did not really take off until they heard about a small factory in Farevejle, Denmark, called Danish Stainless.
Danish Stainless produced stainless steel tableware, which was very much in vogue in Denmark's 1960s. Upon entering into an agreement with Danish Stainless, Stelton began marketing a stainless gravy boat that sold like hotcakes in Danish hardware stores and was also a hit outside Denmark. In the United States, Stelton products were the epitome of Danish Design and sold at ten times their Danish prices in high-end department stores and design boutiques.
A new managing director, Peter Holmblad, brought his far-reaching vision with him when he joined the company. New catalogues, packaging and graphic design all helped create a new design brand. However, Peter Holmblad was convinced that Stelton could survive only through new product design. Far too many companies produced the same kinds of products. As the stepson of Arne Jacobsen, who was perhaps Denmark's greatest architect and designer ever, it was natural for Peter Holmblad to approach his stepfather with a proposal.
Stelton launched new products three years later as Cylinda-Line. The new series immediately made a splash as a major innovation within its category. The simplicity of cylindrical shapes and specially designed plastic handles characterized the line which, along with its brushed steel surfaces, stood in striking contrast to the highly polished curves of its day. Cylinda-Line was awarded the ID Prize in 1967."