Posted 10 years ago
This is my first Norwegian object. I liked it frome the first moment on, when I first saw it and tried to get it for a certain time. It's a cheese cover (which I really use!) designed by Benny Motzfeldt for the Norwegian Glass factory Hadeland.
Form really follows function here, and yet the form has its poetics due to the color gradient.
Benny Motzfeldt (1909-1995) was a designer who belonged to the design group "Plus" in Norway. There is an interesting page about this group:
They say about this group: "The craftsmen of the artists colony at PLUS handcraft center started up their organisation in 1958 as an apparatus of coordination, and to develop designers relations to the industry. The ideas behind the initiativ came from the British Arts and Crafts movement, and collective ideals inherited from the functionalism of the 1930s and 40s. "
About Motzfeldt there is the following information: "With her background as a painter, she started off as one of the most experimenting designers at Hadeland, with lots of air bubbles and dots of colour in her work. "
I only know two pieces of glass for use by her, this one and a beautiful Jug which I saw once on Ebay Australia.
If you know more about her and her designs please inform us here!