Dansk Designs Hippo Paperweight Boxed Danish Swedish Vintage Retro Gifts
Dansk Designs Silver Plated Hippo Paperweight 1970s/80s
It is in excellent vintage condition and is still in its original presentation box. It may have some very minor signs of age.
This cute paperweight is made of silver-plated zinc.
Designed by award winning Swedish silversmith, Gunnar Cyren, in the early 1970s.
It was made in Japan in the 1970s/80s by Dansk Designs.
Has ‘Dansk Designs, Japan’ imprinted 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 would make a wonderful gift.
The hippo you receive may not be the one in the photo but will be in very similar or better condition.
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.