Jens Harald Quistgaard was an outstanding and prolific designer. Born April 23, 1919 and raised in Copenhagen he showed his talent early creating a workshop in his mother’s kitchen. He was trained in sculpture by his father, Harald Quistgaard, but furthered his artistic education at the technical school in Copenhagen. He designed for many different companies early in his career, but his big break came when he met Martha and Ted Nierenberg the founders of Dansk Designs. Jens helped them to create Dansk and became their primary and chief designer. He remained in that position designing hundreds of items and even the Nierenberg’s home until the early 1980s when he moved to Rome. He returned to Denmark around 1992 a renowned and award-winning designer continuing to work until just prior to his death in 2008

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