Shaped By Danish hands

Denmark, 1947

Film
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Illustrates the work of Danish craftsmen in the making of pottery, furniture, toys, silverware, etc. Begins by showing ceramic workers making pottery and earthenware and then describes some of the experiments in design and in the use if new types of glazes by various artists. Examples of ceramic ware of the foremost artists in Denmark are shown. Prominent furniture designers are then shown at work and examples of designs of modern furniture, including types suitable for mass production are illustrated. Designs for wooden toys are shown too. Concludes by showing how artists plan new designs in silver and how silversmiths fashion articles from their designs.

Credits

director

Hagen Hasselbalch

production company

Minerva Film

Government Film Committee of Denmark

Language

English

Duration

00:17:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28443

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Denmark

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artisans

Crafts & Visual Arts → Ceramics

Crafts & Visual Arts → Design

Crafts & Visual Arts → Furniture design

Crafts & Visual Arts → Furniture designers

Crafts & Visual Arts → Handicraft

Crafts & Visual Arts → Pottery

Short films

Short films → Short films - Denmark

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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