Dansk Designs Dolphin Paperweight Danish Swedish Fathers Day Presents Work Gifts
Dansk Designs Nickel Plated Dolphin Paperweight.
It is in good vintage condition with some signs of age as shown in the photos including a loss of shine to the finish.
This cute paperweight is made of silver or nickel-plated zinc. The dolphins in this series often seem to be nickel rather than silver plated.
It was designed by award winning Swedish silversmith, Gunnar Cyren, for Dansk Designs in the early 1970s.
It was made in Japan in the 1970s/80s and has ‘Dansk Designs, Japan’ on its base plus ‘EPZ’ signifying its manufacturing technique of electro-plated zinc, a technology that the Japanese led the world in at the time.
As well as looking great, these paperweights are extremely tactile and have a real quality feel about them and make wonderful gifts.
Dansk Designs was started in the 1950s by an American who toured Europe seeking out talented designers to produce a range of homewares he could sell to the US market. The range was designed to showcase Danish and Scandinavian design to an international audience and due to their wonderful combination of form and function Dansk Design items have become highly collectible including in their ‘home country’ of Denmark.
Note that we have attempted to show and state the condition as accurately as possible but this is a pre-loved, vintage item and some minor signs of age and/or use are to be expected. There may also be slight variations in the colours shown due to lighting, the camera lens and the device the image is viewed through.