Dansk Kobenstyle Cookware

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Dansk’s Kobenstyle cookware keeps popping up on my radar. I’ve come across it in many stores and am contemplating buying a few pieces for our house.  The sauce pan and butter warmer both have teak handles  with a retro feel.  I could see using them for our next fondue party.  The casseroles compete with other pricer enameled cookware.  I’d be curious to do some side by side comparisons.

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The Kobenstyle cookware was designed in 1956 by Jens Quistgaard for Danks International Designs.  American’s Ted and Martha Nierenberg, who founded the company, were searching for simpler designs that met the casual style of life that was evolving in the USA after World War II.  They found in Scandinavian design, “elegant simplicity wrought from practical materials that could be furnished to the American market at reasonable prices.” The Kobenstyle enameled steel cookware is recognized by it’s three point welded handles and innovative lids that also act as trivets.  It’s retro design in bright colors adds style and whimsy to anyone’s kitchen.

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Pick up a new piece for your kitchen at Macy’sAnthropologie, or Crate and Barrel or search for vintage pieces on eBay,  Etsy, or in a local thrift store.

(quote via Dansk and photos via Dansk, Anthropologie, and Crate & Barrel)

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