The New York Cutlery set was designed in 1963 by Henning Koppel for the New York World’s fair. The fair ran from April to October in 1964 and 1965, and was visited by over 51 million people over its duration.
A showcase of midcentury design and technology, the fair featured pavilions from many countries as well as local industries. Unfortunately, a full third of Koppel’s flatware at the Danish Pavillion’s restaurant went ‘missing’ due to the guests being so impressed by the design.
The cutlery was awarded the ID Prize in 1966, which was the Danish award for #industrialdesign excellence, due to the range’s innovative form with simple lines. Made from stainless steel, this popular range continues to be one of the top selling cutlery sets available from Georg Jensen.