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Stelton: Cylinda-line

History about how was created the kitchenware Cylinda-line by Stelton and Arne Jacobsen

Cylinda-line: Creator and designer of kitchenware Arne Jacobsen

The coffee pot designed by Arne Jacobsen for Stelton’s Cylinda-line range consists of excellent, minimal, stainless steel cylinders, complemented by elegant detail in the long spouts and sculpted handles. The purity of the lines in the design makes an awesome result in the coffee and tea pots, jugs, sugar bowls and all kitchen set for the kitchen.

Arne Jacobsen and Stelton, a perfect marriage

In 1967, Stelton was an unknown danish kitchenware and tableware manufacturer, but when they launched the Cylinda-line range, success has been reality. Peter Holmblad was in charge of the company since 1964, who was a relative of Arne Jacobsen. Holmblad wanted to create an entire series of stainless steel tableware that was cylindrical in form and he persuaded Arne Jacobsen to collaborate with him on the project that was to result in Cylinda-line. This fantastic and original design of kitchenware in stainless steel is available in three colors apart from stainless steel; ocean blue, powder and teal.

How Cylinda-line became a reality?

Stelton collaborated with Danish manufactures experts to produce the range, and they worked hard to overcome the many manufacturing challenges posed by Cylinda-line. In order to achieve the cylindrical form, Jacobsen initially specified stainless steel pipe instead of traditional steel plate, but when this proved impossible to polish sufficiently, Danish Steel developed a system of bending a sheet of steel around a roller and welding it together. This sounds straightforward, but it was the first time it had been done. The joint should be invisible and new machinery had to be invented. Plastic was used for the handles, rather than the traditional wood.

Cylinda-line was presented

Cylinda-line was launched in 1967 after three years of developing the full range. Arne Jacobsen and Stelton applied the same rigorous approach to the design of every item in the 15-piece collection, from coasters to cocktail shakers, teapots to sugar bowls. It was named Cylinda-line and through Jacobsen’s innovative design, it was unique from any tableware available at the time. The pieces were packaged like collector’s items, in a beautiful cylindrical packing, designed by Jacobsen himself.

Cylinda-line was acclaimed by critics.

The Cylinda-Line collection quickly gained recognition throughout the design world. In 1967 it received the prestigious Danish ID Design award, given to the very best of industrial design and the following year Stelton received the International Design Award of the American Institute of Interior Designers. This design partnership between Arne Jacobsen and Stelton provided the platform to transform the company from a small artisan stainless steel maker into an industrial-scale manufacturer. By 1970, the company had three factories running at full steam, and even then it was difficult to keep up with worldwide demand for Cylinda-line.

Cylinda-line is a modern classic design

In 2004 they introduced an updated take on the coffee pot in 2004, a press-top coffee maker of the same dimensions as Jacobsen’s original 1.5-litre coffee pot, to cater for the contemporary market. Cylinda-line is without doubt a design classic – a perfect manifestation of Jacobsen’s Modernist ideals. Both MOMA in New York and London’s V&A have added pieces from the range to their permanent collections.

2017-10-09T14:00:06+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Art, Kitchen, Stelton|0 Comments

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