Amongst the items of fresh stock for next week we’ve got some lovely Cathrineholm pots & pans that we recently picked up.
This range of enamelware was designed by Grete Prytz Kittelsen in the 1950s.
Grete Prytz was born in Norway in 1917 to a famous, Oslo-based family of goldsmiths.
Between 1936 & 1941 she studied at the National College of Arts & Crafts. After graduating she went to work for the family firm designing jewellery and metalware.
Enamelling was a Norwegian speciality in the early years of the 20th century, a technique which Grete revived, drawing on the family’s expertise in this field. Characteristic of her designs were the abstract motifs and striking colours such as her Lotus range illustrated here.
There was an exhibition of her work at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design (Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arkitektur og Design) in Oslo until the end of August 2008. There is also a book/catalogue to accompany the exhibition available here.
If you’re a collector or are interested in seeing more of this work have a look at the Lovers of Cathrineholm Designs Flickr group.
Tags: 1950s, 20th century, Arkitektur og Design, Arts and crafts, Cathrineholm, enamel, enamelware, exhibition, Flickr, Grete Prytz, Grete Prytz Kittelsen, lotus, Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Norway, Oslo