Large black and green ‘Krenit’ bowl by Herbert Krenchel for Torben Ørskov & Co, Denmark 1953
- On Request
Designer(s): Herbert Krenchel
Manufacturer: Torben Ørskov & Co
Condition: Very good
Material(s): metal, enamel
Measurements (cm): H 14.5; W 25; D 25
This 'Krenit' bowl was designed by mechanical engineer Herbert Krenchel and his good friend Torben Ørskov who put them in production in 1953. They had realised that Americans ate a lot of salad, so they wanted to make a series of bowls for that purpose. The bowls consist out of a millimetre-thick steel plate that was enamelled black on the outside with a glossy colour inside. They were made in nine different sizes; the smallest was about 10 cm and the largest about 30 cm. All were black outside, but in eight different colours on the inside. This particular bowl has a lime green inside and a diameter of 25 cm. It is in a very good condition, with only smaller signs of age and use. The bowl is marked at the bottom.