Dansk Designs Hippo Paperweight Danish Swedish Vintage Retro Gifts 2
Dansk Designs Silver Plated Hippo Paperweight 1970s/80s
Good vintage condition with some signs of age as shown in the photos, mainly a small area of loss of finish. These signs of age are factored in to the price.
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.
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.