Henning Koppel (1918-1981) Born in a wealthy Jewish family, he showed early on a talent for drawing and trained in both drawing and aquarelle with Bizzie Hoyer. He continued in sculpture with Anker Hoffmann at the
Supported by a generous father he never understood well the relationship the modern movement made between function, affordability and production friendly design. He was always openly critical toward functionalism and unmoved by those critics who encouraged him to design more affordable products. "Functionalism has nothing to do with the art of forming silver" was one of his favorite expressions. Of his most famous piece, the silver pitcher for Georg Jensen, only 500 were produced and for Koppel 500 was an exceptionally high number.
Koppel also designed for Bing & Grondahl, ceramics for Saxbo, lighting and clocks for Louis Poulsen, Glass for Kastrup and the Swedish Orrefors. Kvetny & Sonner produced his furniture. He won the Lunning Prize in 1953, Gold medals at the Milan Triennale in 1951, 1954 and 1957 and the International Design Award of the American Institute of Interior Designers in 1963. In 1966 his cutlery,