ERIK HERLOW (1913-1991)
A graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Erik Herlow has participated in a wide range of design projects: He was one of the architects for the American Embassy built in Copenhagen in 1954. Interested in applied art, Herlow has designed many official Danish exhibition pavilions and installations, including those for the Danish exhibition at the 1951 Milan Triennale; "Design in Scandinavia," a traveling exhibition show in twenty five North American Museums in 1954; and "Formes Scandinaves," an exhibition held at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris in 1958. He has also served as artistic consultant to the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactury since 1955, and professor of industrial design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts since 1959. He was awarded gold medals at the Milan Triennale in 1954 and 1957, and the Eckersberg Medal in 1958. Also Herlow designed the famous Obelisk pattern for Copenhagen Cutlery, as well as other modern sets. he also designed textiles and furniture among his other works, and has worked for many additional firms including A Michelsen, Cohr, Universal Steel,and Georg Jensen. His designs for Georg Jensen included a few jewelry pieces utilizing gold as a medium and were decorated with large cut gemstones.
(Georg Jensen Silversmithy- 77 Artists, 75 Years)