Design by Pierre Forssell, 1955.
The Retro Cone Shakers were shown on the premiere of the Helsingborg Exhibition 1955, or H55 as it is sometimes known, a world's fair held in the town of the same name in southern Sweden. The theme of H55 was primarily arts and crafts, curated with the aim of showing the many ways in which modern design could be integrated into commercial items and luxury goods. The Retro Shakers attracted a lot of attention for their genial form — a simple cone in stainless steel with a black plastic foot. The cone shaped shakers for salt, pepper and sugar were described by media as "the construction is so simple that it's nearly embarrassing". Gense thereby set a new standard for functional design.
Reintroduced in 2009, the timeless Retro Salt, Pepper, Sugar Cone Shakers remain more modern and appealing than ever. This handsome set arrives in attractive gift packaging.
Material(s): Stainless steel, plastic
150 years of tradition in manufacturing recognizes Gense as one of Europe's largest suppliers of cutlery. Gense was established in 1856 by Gustav Erikson and is today one of Scandinavia's largest producers of stainless steel cutlery. The Gense trademark is founded on respect for traditions, and the rich complexity of craftsmanship.
Many years of collaboration with well-known designers has resulted in a collection of classical, innovative, and functional cutleries, always respecting the material — the highest quality of stainless steel. The Gense concept has helped set the standard for Scandinavian design.View other products from Gense