Salt & Pepper Shakers by Arne Korsmo


Pair of circular shakers in half silver platting and plastic, original design by Arne Korsmo. Korsmo was one of Norways leading functionalist architects between 1930-60. Sold as a set. ———— Arne Korsmo was among Norway’s most prominent architects in the 1930-1960 period. He designed several distinct buildings characterized by a functionalistic style. He had a well developed eye for decoration. Working both alone and together with his wife Grete Prytz Kittelsen, he designed several works in silver and enamel for goldsmithing company J. Tostrup from 1947 onwards. In 1947 he also started developing the cutlery set Korsmo (Korsmoplett), which was stamped in sheet metal, then covered in silver plating. At the Triennale di Milano in 1954, Korsmo was awarded the Grand Prix for the design of the Norwegian section, and additionally the Gold Medal for the Korsmo cutlery series. As a teacher at the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry and professor at the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Korsmo played a decisive role in the development of Norway in the post- World War II era.

Design history

Designer: Arne Korsmo
Year: 1945-1950
Maker: J. Tostrup


Category: Norwegian Icons
Material: Metals plastic
Colors: Black White chrome Silver
Measurements: - x - x - None (D x W x H)
Quantity: 1
Style: Mid century modern Norwegian modern
5000.00 NOK