When I thrift I normally visit one of three stores. One is close to where I used to live and I call that my hidden secret; I almost always find something there and in recent weeks have been very, very lucky. The second is close to where I live now and it's the exact opposite of my hidden secret; I very rarely find anything in it...it's so sad. The third is close to my sister's house and is 50/50. Well, just last week on my way home I decided to make a quick stop at the one closest to my house, the one that is usually a waste of time to stop at...and for once this store came through for me. There, on the shelf in the kitchenwares section, was a vintage Dansk Kobenstyle skillet in pristine condition. When I spotted it on the shelf I had to stop myself from rushing over to it. (When I spot something while thrifting I always have to contain myself a bit as to not excite others that might be standing within closer proximity to said item.) As I reached for it I knew I had found something special before even turning it over to check for the brand - and there it was, the signature DANSK mark.
reintroduced some of the pieces. I fell in love with the beautiful mid-century design of them but the price tag was/is a bit out of my budget. However, with my recent thrift find I may have gotten bit by the Dansk Kobenstyle bug and may have to add a few more pieces to my kitchen....most likely through thrifting or on sites like Etsy or eBay....I would love to get my hands on the the casserole pot:
this post with more info about its history - I thought it was quite an interesting read. And here's a small excerpt from the film: "A Saucepan For My Wife" profiling the designer Jens Quistgaard in which he says "Design is about knowing your craft. It's not just about studying fine arts and wearing a beret."
Do any of you own any Kobenstyle pieces? Did you find it thrifting, inherit it, or has it been a recent acquisition from CB?