Arne Jacobsen for Stelton 'Cylinda-Line' Milk Jug
This flatware, originally designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, also featured in the Stanley Kubrick film '2001: A Space Odyssey'.
Arne Jacobsen designed the now iconic 'Cylinda-Line' for Danish company Stelton in 1964 and it was released in 1967. By all accounts the range should never have been produced. Jacobsen had declined the commission but decided to quickly sketch a few cylindrical forms on a napkin for an insistent family friend at a dinner party. It took three years for Stelton to develop the technology to produce the seamless stainless steel forms but on it's release the hard work instantly paid off.
Celebrated for its serene functionalist design, it wasn't long before the accolades came raining down. The Cylinda-Line was awarded the ID prize, founded that same year by the Danish Design Council. Several other prizes followed, including the International Design Award of the American Institute of Interior Designers in 1968. Parts of the range were given the highest sign of recognition when they were included in the permanent collections of MoMA in New York, the V&A Museum in London, and the Danish Museum of Decorative Art in Copenhagen.
Good vintage condition