Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) is one of the most acknowledged Danish architects and designers worldwide. With an astounding curiosity, originality and creativity Arne Jacobsen played an important role in modernism and the Danish design history and present-day designers are still highly influenced by his works.
The 50th anniversary of Cylinda-line is being celebrated with the launch of the well-known seamless, cylindrical forms made from stainless steel and handles made from Bakelite in a 50th anniversary limited edition featuring beautifully coloured enamel.
Arne Jacobsen’s interpretation of the design brief proved to be difficult to produce and three years would pass before Stelton launched its new products under the Cylinda Line name. The products created an immediate sensation as an innovation within their category. Pure, cylindrical forms and the novel use of Bakelite for the specially designed handles were common features across the line. The resulting simplicity, along with the soft finish of the lightly brushed stainless steel, stood in beautiful contrast to the polished curves that otherwise dominated the market at the time. Arne Jacobsen hoped that Cylinda-line products would enrich the lives of average consumers with industrial design that was functional and affordable. Cylinda-line won the Danish Design Council’s ID Prize in 1967. Cylinda-line is the heart of Stelton’s design DNA. Cylindrical design has become a timeless classic. Iconic and minimalistic.