This is a Scandinavian Mid Century Design Classic designed by Folke Arstrom in 1955-56. It is featured in the Taschen Scandinavian Design book. His well know Focus range which epitomized the under stated elegance of post-war Scandinavian design. This is an original set in its soft burgundy cloth roll canteen with individual pockets, which is marked Gense Fine Stainless Steel Tableware as shown.
The set is complete and for 4 persons with 4 x 4 pronged forks 188mm, 4 x knives 200mm, 4 x 3 pronged forks 195mm & 4 x spoons 171mm. Each piece is marked Gense 18-8 Stainless Sweden. The set has been used and is now more than 60 years old so please dont expect it to be factory new. It does not have any major scratches, no splits, no melt marks, there are the usual fine scratches from usage.
Of course you could choose to have it professionally polished if you want it to look like a museum piece. I would regard the set to be in very good vintage condition. The set was made to be dishwasher proof but I do not reccommend this on a daily basis if you want the cutlery to be in top condition.This is a very rare set, has beautiful balance and is a tactile delight and has supreme functionality as with all good Scandinavian design. Please see my other vintage listings. Please see the photos as they form the greater part of the description. Contact within 2 days of auctions end please. The item "Vintage Gense Sweden Focus Deluxe Set Mid Century Modern Design Scandinavian" is in sale since Thursday, September 22, 2016.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Homeware, Kitchenware\Cutlery". The seller is "international_vintage_kitchen" and is located in Carlton North, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.