Designers of Delite
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Henrik Blum (1960) is educated in Industrial design and furnitures from the Danish Design School. Co-founder of Helium Industriel Design (1991-1993).
References: Kunstindustrimuseet (The Danish Museum of Decorative Arts), Leika Denmark A/S. J. Foersom & P. Hiort-Lorenzen Design and Susse Fischer Design. Partnership with Rune Balle Olesen from 1996.

Rune Balle Olesen (1957) has served apprenticeship as a silversmith at Georg Jensen Silversmith A/S and is educated in Industrial design and furnitures from the Danish Design School. Co-founder of Helium Industriel Design (1991-1993). First prize at Bent Krogh Furniture Award (1996). References: Knud Holscher Industrial Design, Anders Bech Goldsmith and the Danish Design School. Partnership with Henrik Blum from 1996.

 Blum & Balle
Designs:


"Ninon" wall candlestick

"Fyrtårn"-wall mount

"Arc II" & "Arc III" candlesticks
Sanne Eriksen was born in 1960 and is educated as an architect. She has her own company "DESIGN DER VISER VEJ" (design showing the way), where she solves a wide variety of design tasks. "It's about being curious, having a working method and exploit your profession in a broad sense". She has worked with graphic design and signage for DSB, Banedanmark and the National Museum of Denmark. For private customers she has carried out new construction and extension projects. She has designed logos, new packaging and barcode labels for Delite.

 Design der viser vej

 Packaging
Designs:


New Delite logo

New Schatz logo

New labels and packaging
Harry Haun 1936-2010.
Passed engineer examination in Århus April 1955. Certificate of apprenticeship as an engine fitter in December 1955. Harry Haun did his military service in the Navy from January 1956 to August 1957. The next 5 years he had different jobs as an engineer, a couple of years with Mærsk Lines. Although Harry Haun was trained as an engine fitter he worked as a designer nearly all his life. He worked 34 years as the chief designer of the Danish company S&W medico teknik. From 1994 to 1998 he worked in his own company Demeco.
Harry Haun has always had an interest in art and design, he has taken several design classes during the years and is a self-taught ceramist.
Prizes: The Danish Design Prize, The Idea Prize 1979 and 1989, The Plastic Prize 1979.
Designs:


"Rainbow-II" & "Rainbow-III" candlesticks

"II-pipes" candlestick

"Wallpipe" oil lamp
Henrik Skjønnemand was born 1963 in Aalborg, Jutland, Denmark.
He served his apprenticeship as a goldsmith with Bent Exner, Pandrup in North Jutland and obtained a silver medal in 1983. Worked in Hildesheim in Germany 1983 to 1988.

In May 1988 Henrik Skjønnemand set up his own shop in Ribe, Jutland.
Designs:


The cork screw "Prop-jernet"

The bottle opener "Kapsel-jernet"

the nutcracker "Knæk & Flæk" (for hazelnuts and walnuts)
Jan Olaf Landqvist was born in 1940 and is a very experienced and active designer living in Gustavsberg, Sweden. His career began at AB Gustavsberg where he was put in charge of the design of sanity porcelain and later made project manager of the research department. In 1975 the Landqvist & Sjöholm Industridesign AB emerged and in 1985 the Jan Landqvist Industridesign AB. Among other distinctions he received the SID Design Prize in 1974 and 1975. For 10 years he resided as a professor of "konstfack", arts and crafts at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and worked with product design and -development for the industry. His product designs are multitudinous, porcelain equipment for kitchens and bathrooms, kitchen and office utensils, gift articles, and plastic products for storage and transportation. In 2000 he was honoured with a grant of 2 years' duration by Sveriges Billedkunstfond, The Visual Art Foundation of Sweden. Since 2003 Jan Landqvist has been retired, only occasionally accepting advisory work; his main interest is now artistical creative work. Designs:


"Orion" oil lamp

"Ellipse" oil lamp

"Ellipse-II" oil lamp

Old Danish table lamp (together with E.S.Sørensen)
Mogens Clausen born 1947 in Odense. Trained mechanic and mechanical engineer. His interest in design and product development must be hereditary! 200 years ago an ancestor in the town of Ringe carved footshaped clogs, and not only that, he built violins, too! In 1985, having moved to The Island of Langeland and for some years been working as a toolmaker, Mogens Clausen carried into effect a production of weather stations, table clocks and world clocks in a workshop behind his private residence. To begin with his clocks were sold to wholesalers and shops. The market was soon extended to include firms ordering products stamped with their company emblems. The production went on until 2005, when the firm was sold to the Delite ApS. In 1990 Clausen Ure [Clocks] was honoured with the Formland Prize for a table clock made in solid aluminium. A lifelong interest in Irish music - also deriving from his genes - has resulted in Mogens Clausen today is making traverse flutes, traversos, based on working drawings from the 19th century. Designs:


"Clausen" clocks

"Clausen" world clocks

"Clausen" weather instruments
Henning Koppel (1918-1981) was an artist of many talents: A sculptor, silversmith - one of the greatest - a painter, draughtsman and a wonderful designer. Right from his early schooldays he was drawing, at all times and all places! And his drawings became better and better. Having opted out of High School before his finals in 1937 he was admitted to The Academy of Fine Arts, sculptors' course. He was married in 1941. The family fled to Sweden, Stockholm, in October 1943 during World War 2. There he mostly worked as a draughtsman painting beautiful watercolours of shop fronts that he could sell to the owners. One of these was the "Svenskt Tenn" [Swedish Pewter] that bought a series of pictures and was so satisfied with them that he was offered the opportunity to work as a craftsman with them. titlehough it was not too easy to make both ends meet, the family managed, with a very substantial network of friends and strong, close-knit family relations, to get through the war years. It was in Stockholm, too, that he met Anders Hostrup-Pedersen, the new manager of Georg Jensens Sølvsmedie, [Silversmithy]. He saw the gifted artist in Henning Koppel's works at "Svenskt Tenn" and expessed his wish to meet him when the war would be over. So they met again in 1946 in Copenhagen, and this meeting proved the start of Henning Koppel's long career as a silver artist with Georg Jensen's. His productivity was enormous: Hollowware, jewelry, cutlery in both silver as well as steel. China for Bing & Grøndahl and glass for Orrefors. At the new factory of Georg Jensen's in Hjørring copper pots and -pans were made with inside silver coating. At the same time as the Petronella, the oil lamp, was created, he designed his first clock dial - with a diameter of 27 cm - which was produced at Louis Poulsen & Co's. Later more clocks and a weather station were added, produced by Georg Jensen. The weather station, introduced in 1980, became a great success and copied a lot. As is often the case the first sketch for the weather station turned out to end up as the final version. During his career Henning Koppel won several competitions and prizes, and this short presentation gives him far from enough credit for his great contribution to making Danish Design so world wide famous.
Designs:


"Petronella" oil lamp
Peter Seidelin Jessen was born in 1955, academic engineer in 1980 and a B. COM. in 1986.
He has worked with development, project management and quality in the telecommunications and broadcasting fields.
He founded Delite in 1996 - and has worked with design ever since!
In 1998 his colleague from Celwave, Poul Brandt Jensen, became a partner in Delite. Together they took over the companies Mogens Rosenkilde ApS and E.S.Sørensen in 2000.
Designs:


"Fyrskib" tealight lamp

"Siv" Candlestick

"Bullet" Key ring

"Petrolux" oil lamp

"Cabinlite" oil lamp

"Zealand" instrument series

"Restaurant" lamp (Fyrtårn II)
Fried Ulber was born in Wülfrath in 1947. His first studies was mechanical engineering, but after a couple of years he began to study industrial design in Wuppertal. As an independent designer since 1973, he is much in demand, and at the head of his class in his understanding and handling of stainless steel, a material that allows him to express his preference for clarity of form. His many designs for table settings have received numerous awards. In particular his simple solutions, preferably in stainless steel, have become the characteristic feature of his products. His good client contacts allow him to constantly develop new product ideas, which are often brought to the market as innovations. Fried Ulber designs for firms such as WMF, MONO, CONMOTO, CONTACTO and Carl Mertens.

 Fried Ulber
Designs:


"Loggia" oil lamp

"H1e" oil lamp

Stig Larsen was born in 1949.
In 1982, the 26 foot sailboat "Lundie", after crossing the North sea, landed on one of the 500 islands of the Hebrides in the Atlantic ocean west of Scotland. It was here Stig Larsen and his crew found a Stormglass with one of the natives. And they were lucky to get the recipe. After homecoming and several months of research the recipe was refined and made suitable for the Stormglass design of today. In earlier centuries the Stormglass was a glass tube mounted on a wooden plate, but Stig Larsen decided to make a radical change, using a brass housing to protect the glass tube. Today the Stormglass with its classic design and maritime appearance is delivered in a rugged brass or stainless steel housing protecting the active fluid.
Designs:


The Stormglass
The Captain himself Erik Sandahl Sørensen 1936-2013.

1986: G. W. Harnisch goes bankrupt, and Mr. Erik Sandahl Sørensen, his sales manager, takes over most of the tooling for the oil lamps, and he continues the production under the name of E. S. Sørensen. With a background as a jeweller and a clockmaker E. S. Sørensen has an eye for detail and design, and he uses these skills to raise the craftsmanship to the superior standard that we know today.
2000: E. S. Sørensen decides to retire and spend more time cruising the Scandinavian seas in summer and travel south in winter. His company is taken over by Poul Brandt Jensen & Peter Seidelin Jessen, both engineers, who shortly before had taken over the Rosenkilde Company from Mrs. Alice Rosenkilde.
Designs:


Old Danish table lamp (together with Jan Landqvist)

Ship's lamp

Captain's Cabin lamp
Tom Stepp was born 1950 in Elsinore. Architect at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and winner of several awards. Working with a number of Danish and International companies, known for their exclusive design and good quality. Furniture for the contract market and private homes, shop concepts, light fittings, building architecture, display and applied art.
One evening in Stockholm Tom Stepp arrived to a hotel. He had difficulty attracting the staff as there was no desktop bell - it had been stolen, again. Here the idea arose to make a desktop bell no pocket lining can hold for.

 Tom Stepp
Designs:


The 1 kilogram desktop bell