Trained as an architect at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, school of Architecture, Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen (1886 - 1960) went on to design a number of important buildings in Denmark. In 1927, he became the manager of the Georg Jensen Silversmithy, a position he held until 1931. Gundlach-Pedersen designed two flatware patterns for the Silversmithy. One, introduced in 1931, is called “Relief” or “Parallel,” and the other, introduced in 1937, is called “Ladby” or “Nordic.” During the 1920s and ‘30s, he also designed a number of pieces of holloware, including bowls, candelabras, candlesticks, cups, dishes and trays. All these pieces have clean lines, smooth surfaces and little or no ornamentation.
From Georg Jensen Holloware, The Silver Fund Collection.